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Apprenticeship (AAT Foundation Certificate) Accounting Level 2

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Apprenticeship (AAT Foundation Certificate) Accounting Level 2
Code 70079
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.
An Apprenticeship framework comprises:
- A work-based qualification (NVQ), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as:
- Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.C.T applied to the workplace
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.

This qualification consists of the following units:
Basic Accounting 1
Principles of recording and processing financial transactions
Preparing and recording financial documentation
Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance

Basic Accounting 2
Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
Banking procedures
Maintaining petty cash records
Maintaining the journal
Maintaining control accounts
Work effectively in accounting and finance

Basic Costing
Basic principles of costing
Provide basic cost and revenue information
Computerised accounting
At College, candidates will study and Functional Skills in maths at Level 1 and English at Level 2.


Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 or over. They must be employed in an Accounting setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week (including work and College).

Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including maths and English. All applicants will be individually interviewed and assessed.

Your next steps...

You can progress onto the Accounting Intermediate (AAT) NVQ 3 or the Advanced Apprenticeship.
For apprentices aged 19+ fees may apply but there is an expectation that the employer will pay this contribution.


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