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Accountancy Training - Apprenticeships & Courses 

We offer a range of courses accredited by the Association
of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Whether your employees are looking to gain basic accountancy skills, become an accounting technician or a fully qualified chartered accountant, they are in safe hands with Gloucestershire College. We were shortlisted by AAT as their Large Provider of the Year 2019 and have great success rates for our apprentices and students. 

Enable new and existing employees to gain their accountancy qualifications with our AAT programmes, delivered as part time courses or apprenticeships.

Next start in September 2021

Flexible delivery without compromising quality

Our AAT programmes are delivered through blended learning, with training both online and on campus. With evening classes available too, our AAT programmes provide the highest quality training for your staff in a way that suits your business. Our adaptable approach provides your business with a cost-effective, flexible way to bring invaluable skills into your business. 

Your employees can choose to complete the AAT qualifications as a part-time course or an apprenticeship - they will receive the same AAT qualification for whichever path they choose. If you choose the apprenticeship route, this professional training can be funded using your apprenticeship levy, or, if you are not a levy payer (your annual wage bill is less than £3 million), you will pay just 5% of the training costs.

Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting 

Delivered as a part-time course or apprenticeship

This qualification is designed for junior and entry level accounting roles, providing a solid foundation in finance administration. For most of our students and apprentices, our Level 2 qualification is a great place to start as it helps develop the skills to work in an accounts department.

Core areas of study will include:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Working Effectively in Finance

Download apprenticeship fact sheet:

AAT Finance/Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting 

Delivered as a part-time course or apprenticeship

This qualification is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of those with some accounts or finance experience. It helps develop the skills to master more complex financial processes.

Core areas of study will include:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

Download apprenticeship fact sheet:

AAT Assistant Accountant Level 3

Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Delivered as a part-time course or apprenticeship

This course is designed to train existing accountants to technician level (QCF Level 4). It can lead to a specialist role in accounting, and learners can also progress onto a higher education course in a subject related to accounting, banking, insurance or other financial services.

Core areas of study will include:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision & Control
  • Accounting Systems & Control
  • Either Personal Tax or Credit Management
  • Either Business Tax or Cash & Treasury Management

Download apprenticeship fact sheet:

AAT Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Level 4

 

Part time course or apprenticeship? 

What's the difference and how to choose the right pathway for your business and employee:

You can choose to complete our AAT qualifications as a part-time course or an apprenticeship. It's important to remember that your employee will receive the same AAT qualification and quality training whichever route you select.

If you choose the apprenticeship pathway, the training costs can be funded using your apprenticeship levy, or, if you are not a levy payer (your annual wage bill is less than £3 million), you will pay just 5% of the training costs. The government will fund the other 95%. 

Apprentices require 20% off the job training towards their qualification so this will need to be taken into consideration if you choose the apprenticeship route.

Our Business Hub team are here to help and can talk through the options with you. Our aim is to find the right programme that fits your business and employees. Get in touch today for no-obligation advice and guidance.

business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk / 01452 563400

Arrange your free consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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