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Accountancy (AAT) Apprenticeship Level 2 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Becoming an accountancy Apprentice will open up many career opportunities for you. 

Businesses large and small all need people with skills in finance. After completing this Apprenticeship you could equally find yourself working for a start-up company or a multi-national brand. 

You'll be employed in a role within a finance department where you'll learn about banking procedures, costing, ethics and preparing and recording financial documentation.

This is a great route if you enjoy working with numbers and facts, have good attention to detail and a willingness to learn how to use new computer software. 

During your Apprenticeship you'll be supported by your employer who will be responsible for your training and your ncn assessor who will visit you regularly to check on your progress.

Course content

Students will study the following:

  • Principles of recording and processing financial transactions
  • Banking procedures
  • Basic principles of costing
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Preparing and recording financial documentation
  • Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
  • 4 Units of the personal learning and thinking skills are mapped into the main programme. Two elements are assessed by completion of the apprentice workbook
  • Application of number level 1
  • Communication level 1
  • Communications technology (ICT) - minimum level 2
  • Employment rights and responsibilities are completed in a workbook 

Entry requirements

Students must:

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years
  • Have GCSE Maths at grade C or above or equivalent
  • Have a reasonable standard of literacy skills
  • All students are required to have an initial assessment test

The employer may stipulate entry qualifications when recruiting an apprentice to a particular job role.

Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training.

Students must become a member of the AAT within 2 weeks of commencing the course.  


The workplace tutor continually assesses your practical and theory work. An internal verifier will visit you to monitor your progress. You are required to keep a portfolio of evidence generated in the workplace.

Future opportunities

Accountancy Advanced Apprenticeship

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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