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AAT Intermediate Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2 at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This is your route to an exciting professional career in finance and accounting. Apprenticeships offer the opportunity for practical experience and training whilst earning a wage and working towards industry-recognised qualifications. This programme is fully funded for 16-18 year olds, and partially funded for the 19+ age group. This Level 2 enhanced vocational programme covers the basics of Accountancy.

This apprenticeship offers an introduction to essential accounting skills and principles, and develops the skills and knowledge needed to work in finance and other accounting-related positions.
Typical roles are Accounts Assistant, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Purchase Ledger/ Sales Ledger Clerk. Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically delivered one day per week.

Entry requirements

This Level 2 qualification is for people who wish to start a career in Accountancy. To enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you MUST be employed over 30 hours per week in an Accountants or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Please contact us should you need help in finding suitable employment. Apprentices are paid a wage by the employer. Your employer is required to give you a contract of employment, which will include holiday entitlement and all other benefits. Your job should provide you with the opportunities for the Level 2 Accountancy skills and knowledge.   Entry onto the L2 Apprenticeship Framework or standard requires 2 x D Grades / 2 x Grade 3 or above in Maths and EnglishWe currently offer pre apprenticeship courses for applicants, in Maths and English, to support learners wishing improve their grades to the entry criteria. Learners should have secured employment.All applicants will be interviewed- this includes maths and English skills scan, and a formal interview


Apprentices are assessed through exams taken after the delivery of each module in order to achieve the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

This programme provides you with a basic qualification and the skills necessary to enable you to work in industry and progress onto the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard.

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Huntingdon: Thursday 7th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Saturday 9th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 30 January 2019
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    • Information and Advice Team
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