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Accounting Intermediate Apprenticeship - Day Release at Eastleigh College

Course description

This apprenticeship is ideal for those who are seeking to start a career in accountancy or a related occupation. Typical job roles include: Accounts Assistant, Accounts Clerk, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sale Ledger Clerk.

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting is the first of three levels of accountancy Apprenticeship.

At intermediate level the aim of the Apprenticeship is to introduce the apprentice to basic accounting and finance skills and to provide a good foundation from which to progress to the advanced and higher level accountancy Apprenticeships.

You will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Accounting awarded by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The AAT is an internationally recognised professional body. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

Course content

The Apprenticeship includes units relating to:

  • processing bookkeeping transactions
  • control accounts
  • journals
  • banking system
  • basic costing
  • working effectively in accounting and finance
  • computerised accounting.

Entry requirements

  • Entry is subject to interview and assessment.
  • You will need to have relevant employment and in addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C or higher including English and Maths or have relevant experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths.


Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

Future opportunities

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting.

Other options include progression onto other types of Advanced Apprenticeships such as the Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or the Advanced Apprenticeship in Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 March 2016

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