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Accountancy Level 2 Certificate Apprenticeship at Hertford Regional College

Course description

This Apprenticeship could find you working in an accounts department, helping a business/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 businesses - both large and small - manage their money properly. Having a business brain, as well as a way with numbers, is a good start if you want to work in accounting. Job roles in accountancy vary. Depending on whether they’re keeping track of one person’s or a global corporation’s finances, these are several things that accountants can do to help their clients’ businesses. This variety often makes it an attractive profession to pursue. You could work in literally any industry, and apply your skills to any business type - from large public sector companies and major corporations, to football clubs and small media firms. Whatever the type of company you want to work for, they will always need the services of an accountant.

Accounting itself is a highly skilled profession, with accounting staff working at many different levels. Apprentices will take the accounting qualification relevant to their Apprenticeship level.

Course content

The Apprenticeship will include a QCF qualification, which covers Knowledge and competency including Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

A contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, to include time at college, for a duration of 12 months or more and be paid at least the apprenticeship national minimum wage. Additional requirements to be discussed.

There will be initial assessments of English, Maths, written and accounting skills which should be of relevant level to that of the apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

You will have gained a professional qualification recognised within the industry and as you progress in your management accountant career, you will be informing strategic decision making, managing budgets, planning and implementing change etc.

Further information

In addition all Apprenticeships include:

• Induction and Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Functional Skills (as required)

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are mapped and embedded (Creative Thinking, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Key Management, Effective Participation)

• Guided Learning on and off the job through training, set tasks or independent study

• Coaching and Mentoring in the workplace

• Achievement Records of all Training and Development activity

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Web url: www.hrc.ac.uk

Venues

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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.