The Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship is at Level 2 – equivalent to GCSEs – and will equip apprentices with skills and knowledge that can be directly applied in their roles.
This apprenticeship and is ideal for team members who assist with financial tasks and undertake junior accounting duties. Apprentices will learn foundation bookkeeping and accounting software skills.
This flexible apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
Please note: classroom attendance is one evening/day per week/fortnight during term time.
The duration of the apprenticeship will be 12-14 months.
What will I learn?
This qualification will prepare apprentices for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a
solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping,
basic costing principles and using accounting software.
This apprenticeship standard is at Level 2. The structure allows students to achieve the AAT
(Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation Certificate in Accounting as their on- programme learning. This internationally recognised AAT qualification enables those working in accounting or those looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
The Level 2 apprenticeship covers a range of key areas, including:
? Bookkeeping transactions
? Bookkeeping Controls
? Using Accounting Software
? Elements of Costing
? Work effectively in Finance.
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you
learn on the course to the wider industry context.
Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online
and On Campus model. Apprentices will attend college once every two weeks and will study
online materials during allotted time at work.
Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning
apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the
workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion
graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to
enhance the learning experience further.
On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at college with an experienced tutor.
A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage
apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.
This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises
disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus
apprenticeships, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures,
apprentices are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place.
Some of the regular ‘On Campus’ lessons can be replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’
sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit
government guidance and college policies
How will I be assessed?
To complete the Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to
? A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard.
? A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the work place to show that the Apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail.
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