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Accounting Advanced Apprenticeship at Boston College

Course description

Advanced Accounting Apprentices work in job roles such as trainee accounting technician or assistant accountant. As an Apprentice you will receive on-the-job training at your workplace and support from your assessor, as well as attending College for 1 day a week or 2 evenings a week.

Course content

The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements which have been identified by employers to ensure Apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in their specific chosen job role. 

These elements are: 
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation. 

PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning. 

*Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College 

*Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification 

*On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 and above) including Maths and successful completion of the Level 2 AAT qualification (or equivalent). 

You will also need to be in a relevant job role.


The Advanced Apprenticeship is assessed by computer based examinations. You will also be expected to undertake considerable private study.

Future opportunities

Those completing the Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting will have enhanced career and employment opportunities and may wish to progress onto the Higher Apprenticeship if their job role allows. Alternatively, apprentices may elect to return to full-time education to study on another qualification. Career progression and employment opportunities will be enhanced upon completion of the apprenticeship framework at any level. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2017

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