Accountancy Apprenticeship

Accountancy      AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
  • Apprenticeship lasts 1-3 years
  • Training is completed largely in the work place and through day-release
  • As well as an AAT qualification, this apprenticeship also includes other qualifications such as Functional Skills and the opportunity to attend a residential course. Most successful applicants will start their training at level 2
Career Options
  • Finance Controller
  • Auditor
  • Trainee accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Credit controller
Entry Requirements
  • Good GCSE grades ( Grade C minimum for Maths ) are desirable
  • Commitment, determination and enthusiasm!
  • Apply to HGTA/WGTA directly
  • All applicants undergo assessment and interviews
  • Recruitment is between February and July, to start courses in September
  • Companies make final recruitment decision and all apprenticeship places are employed positions

Accountancy – Level 2 Course Outline

Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Preparing and recording financial documentation
  • Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
  • Maintaining petty cash records
  • Processing business transactions and extracting a trial balance
  • Maintaining the journal and control accounts
  • Providing basic cost and revenue information
  • Computerised accounting
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance, covering communication skills, understanding of role and function, managing self and team working.


All Accountancy qualifications include skills tests throughout the course culminating in an end of year examination.

 Accountancy – Level 3 Course Outline
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Preparing final accounts for partnerships and sole traders
  • Cash management
  • Providing cost and revenue information
  • Preparing and completing VAT returns
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Spreadsheets
  • Indirect tax


Accountancy – Level 4 Course Outline
Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
This level is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree 

  • Drafting financial statements
  • Drafting budgets
  • Measuring financial performance
  • Evaluating accounting systems
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Credit management
  • Calculating personal tax
  • Auditing financial statements


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