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!
Recruitment
  • 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.

https://www.aat.org.uk/prod/s3fs-public/assets/AAT_Foundation_Certificate_Accounting_Qualification_Specification.pdf

 

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

https://www.aat.org.uk/prod/s3fs-public/assets/AAT_Advanced_Diploma_in_Accounting_Level_3_Qualification_Specification_0.pdf

 

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

https://www.aat.org.uk/prod/s3fspublic/assets/AAT_Professional_Diploma_in_Accounting_Level_4_Qualification_Specification.pdf

 

Another useful link to find out more about an AAT Apprenticeship:

https://www.aat.org.uk/accounting-apprenticeships/how-do-apprenticeships-work