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Accountancy Advanced Apprenticeship at Weston College

Course description

Apprenticeships are all about learning on the job – so you’ll be paid and get qualified at the same time. You’ll spend most of your working week learning with your employer, and you’ll also spend some time at college. You will do a number of qualifications including the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Intermediate Certificate. As part of the AAT you will do five subject areas including, maintaining financial records, preparing financial reports, evaluating revenues/costs and working with IT.

Entry requirements

You will need to be in relevant employment, but we can support you to find this. You will also need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A*-C or successfully completed a Level 2 course.


We will assess you through the AAT Intermediate Certificate, skills tests; observe you at work and you will do assignments and projects. Your personal assessor will visit you at work to review your progress and make sure you are on target to get your qualifications.

Future opportunities

Progress to:

  • Accountancy, Higher Apprenticeship
  • Business with Management Foundation Degree run in partnership with the University of the West of England at Weston College and the opportunity to top-up to a BA (Hons)
  • Other related degrees.
Job/career opportunities:

Apprentices who qualify as accounting technicians might work as accounts assistants, credit control clerks, accounts clerks, or finance assistants, all helping accountants to keep financial records and prepare accounts. You could learn how to balance accounts, process invoices and payments, complete VAT returns, and help prepare financial statements and reports. Depending on whether you work for a large or small company, you could be specialising in one area – like sales – or doing all these tasks as well as handling banking and petty cash.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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