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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Accounting at MidKent College

Course description

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs.This course will start to develop your skills in a range of accounting procedures and expand you knowledge in business administration. Mostly targeted towards manual accounting, you will also get to grips with computerised accounting and other software applications. You will learn how to work with the purchase ledger, sales ledger and general ledger, and will also gain a basic understanding of costing.Level 2 consists of the following units:> Basic Accounting 1> Basic Accounting 2> Basic Costing> Computerised Accounting> Working Effectively in Accounting and FinanceApprentices take an additional unit on Professional Ethics.As you work towards your qualification your progress will be assessed in two ways. Most of the units are assessed by online supervised exams authorised and assessed by the AAT. However, two units are completed through online assignments and these will be assessed by your tutor with the results notified to the AAT.

Entry requirements

Students need to have the following:> Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week> A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-C / 9-4 including maths and English (or equivalent)> Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

Future opportunities

If you enjoy the course and find your flair for accounting, you can progress to the Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.You could train in roles like:> accounts assistant > accounts clerk > cashier > credit control clerk > finance assistant > purchase ledger clerk > sales ledger clerk

Further information

> Your course will be classroom-based and lessons are a combination of theory and practical exercises> You will have homework set each week to reinforce your learning> The course fee does not include registration with the AAT, which must be completed within four weeks of starting your course (at the very latest), information and prices can be found on> Any re-sits will be charged at the fees set by the AAT at the time> Five textbooks will be required for the level 2 Certificate; information and prices can be found on

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: 25 October 2018
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    • Set in the Oakwood Park complex, MidKent College's Maidstone Campus provides a pleasant learning environment for students. The site houses a range of quality workshops – including those for Bricklaying, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle and Welding – as well as a large learning resource centre, refectory and welcoming social zone.

      In 2012 major redevelopment work costing a total of £25 million started at the Maidstone Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities expected to be open by December 2013.

      As part of the rebuild MidKent College has purchased the University for the Creative Arts' Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park and now houses the majority of the College's higher education courses.