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Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2 at Cornwall College

Course description

During the AAT Level 2 Apprenticeship, you will learn finance administrator skills e.g. double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers. Upon successful completion, you could progress to the AAT Level 3 Diploma and then advance to the AAT Level 4 Diploma.

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a qualification and earn real money. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification and no debts to pay!

“With an Accounting Diploma, you could find yourself working in an accounts department, helping a business or organisation manage their money properly. Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll. Accountants keep track of all these things and more to make sure that business (both large and small) manage their money properly.” – National Apprenticeship Service

After completing all 3 levels, you could work as an Accounts Clerk, Credit Control Assistant, Finance Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk in any business or industry e.g. large public sector, small companies, not for profit companies or clubs.

Thereafter you could progress to a full membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians and then complete a professional accounting qualification with a chartered body such as CIPFA, ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW. Alternatively, you may wish to enrol in a management apprenticeship at Cornwall College Business or a full time business related course at Cornwall College.

Course content

You attend lectures at the Camborne, St Austell or Saltash campus 1 day per week for 35 weeks, while the remainder of the week is spent in the work place. There are a number of start dates throughout the year, contact Cornwall College Business for more information.

During this apprenticeship, you will learn finance administrator skills e.g. double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers. You will also learn how to use Sage accounting software.

You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the following qualification:

AAT Level 2 Accounting Certificate

 

Entry requirements

To enrol in the AAT Level 2 Accounting Certificate, you need to be aged 16 and over, have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (ideally in English and Maths) and be employed in a trainee accounting position.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship and do not have the required GCSEs or an employer, speak to one of our Cornwall College Business Liaison Officers on 0800 731 7594.

Future opportunities

From this apprenticeship, you could progress to the AAT Level 3 Diploma and then advance to the AAT Level 4 Diploma.

Upon completion of all 3 levels of the accounting apprenticeship, you could work as an Accounts Clerk, Credit Control Assistant, Finance Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk in any type of business or industry.

Thereafter you could progress to a full membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians and then complete a professional accounting qualification with a chartered body:

  • CIPFA - The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Account
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Alternatively, you may wish to enrol in a management apprenticeship at Cornwall College Business or a full time business related course at Cornwall College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cornwall College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

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