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Accounting - Levels 2,3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within College. Level 2 This is an ideal introduction to the topic of accounting and double entry bookkeeping and will provide a solid platform for future accounting qualifications. Topics covered are: Processing Bookkeeping Transactions. Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking system. Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance. Basic Costing. Computerised Accounting (using SAGE software). Level 3 This intermediate level introduces more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting and the preparation of reports and returns and using Spreadsheets to present accounting data. The Apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the Apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Course content

Level 2 All the following units are mandatory: Processing Bookkeeping Transactions. Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking system. Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance. Basic Costing. Computerised Accounting. Level 3 All units are mandatory and include – Accounts preparation Sole Trader and Partnership accounts Costs and Revenues Indirect Tax Professional Ethics in accounting Spreadsheet Software.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Applicants must have Level 2 English and Maths. Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. Level 3 Applicants must have Level 2 English and Maths, and have completed level 2 AAT or similar qualification. Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. Due to the high demands of the course and as there is a requirement to have some existing accounting knowledge to be accepted on this level all new applicants are required to take part in an informal interview and skills assessment prior to being accepted on the course. If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.

Assessment

Level 2 5 computer-based assessments. Level 3 6 Computer based assessments

Future opportunities

Level 2 - Progression on to level 3 and/or employment Level 3 - Progression on to level 4 and/or employment Level 4 - Progression can lead to a specialist role in accounting, It is also possible to enter a Higher Education course in a subject related to accounting, banking, insurance, or other financial career. An Apprenticeship is a great way to get into the market.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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