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AAT Accountancy Apprenticeship - Level 2, 3 & 4 at Babington Group

Course description

If you’re good with numbers, and fancy a career that’s all about money, an apprenticeship in accounting could be for you!

By combining the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) pathway with Babington’s Apprenticeship programme, you can become qualified for a career in accounting without the need for a degree.

AAT is an internationally recognised qualification that provides the essential foundation and development of skills.

The course of the qualifications enables individuals to advance from the very basics of accounting principles to the more complex tasks at Accounting Technician Level and provides a platform for continued progression through to Chartered status.

Accounting Apprenticeships with Babington Group

Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. You will work towards the nationally recognised AAT qualification. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.

As the Accounting Apprenticeship with Babington required classroom learning, the apprenticeships we offer are based in the regions surrounding our centres across the Midlands and North West of England:

  • Derby
  • Nottingham
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Stoke
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds
  • Warrington
  • Bolton

The AAT Accounting apprenticeships are usually done over a 12-18 month period. However, the length of time taken will depend on the course, the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer’s requirements.

Course content

The Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2 framework consists of:

  • (AAT) Certificate in Accounting Level 2
  • Functional skills in Maths
  • Functional skills in English
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

The AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 allows an individual to learn and gain a globally recognised qualification designed to meet the standards set by industry in occupational areas. It is designed to cover various aspects of a job or area of work, assessing skills actually used in the accounting world. Personal Learning & Thinking Skills are embedded through the programme.

This will be delivered on a day release basis in your nearest Babington training centre over a minimum 12 month period.

Entry requirements

This is the introductory level. If you are new to finance or want to brush up on your foundation knowledge and skills, this would be the ideal level for you to start at. No formal qualifications are required but individuals should be numerate, enthusiastic, motivated, reliable and prepared to work hard. An interest in finance as well as good communication skills are essential and it is important to be understanding and show respect for others in a professional environment.



These are computer based examinations set and marked by AAT. Four of the units will be assessed this way, typically as soon as the unit has been completed. There will be opportunity to practice the exams before sitting the ‘real’ ones. Results of the computer based assessments are available immediately after the exam. If you do not achieve competence at the first attempt, the unit exam can be retaken.

AAT LearnPlus Online Assessments

One of the units is assessed by Skills-based Assessment. You will set up an e-portfolio on AAT’s LearnPlus site and an e-assessment will be set up for them. On completion of the e-assessment, it will be assessed by the tutor/assessor and verified internally. If you do not achieve competence at the first attempt, the unit exam can be retaken.

Alternatively, this unit can be assessed via work-based evidence if you are able to cover all of the criteria in this way.

Future opportunities

What sort of job could I expect after completing the introductory level?

Accounts Administrator
Accounts Assistant
Accounts Payable Clerk
Payroll Administrator
Payroll Officer
Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
Tax Assistant/Trainee
Trainee Accounts Technician

If you wish to progress further you can continue on to Level 3 & 4

Further information

Applicants will be required to attend an enrolment session at their local Babington office before being considered for our apprenticeships. This session will include a presentation with more information about our apprenticeships, a face to face chat with a friendly staff member about your future goals, and occasionally online assessments.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Babington Business College
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0845 6056045
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    • The Babington Group have a specialist team of recruitment consultants whose job it is to seek suitable work placements within a 5 mile redius of the home address of our apprenticeship applicants.

      We source vacancies throughout the whole of West Yorkshire, and once you have attended enrolment at our Leeds city centre office, we will concentrate on finding you an apprenticeship within a reasonable travelling distance from your home address