Accounts and Finance Assistant, Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
- September 2021, Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. This Apprenticeship framework is designed for people working in roles such as Accounts Assistant/Clerk, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk and Sales Ledger Clerk.
The purpose of the role is to provide an effective and efficient finance service whilst undertaking Accounting training. The successful candidate will be expected to provide the highest level of customer service and financial support.
The role will involve assisting with the everyday running of the finance office, utilising accounts software, processing, posting and updating accounts software, filing, and assisting with administration associated with finance.
Course Content includes:
- Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
- Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking System
- Basic Costing
- Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance
- Computerised Accounting
You will complete Level 2 Certificate in Accounting as part of this Apprenticeship.
- This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
- You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
- You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
- The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 12 months.
- This course starts in September.
Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.
If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.
If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss next steps.
Why Our College?
Get paid to train
Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time
Designed for opportunity
94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion
Hands on learning
We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace
- GCSE grades 9 – 5 (A – C) in English and Maths
- Or equivalent Functional Skills qualifications
- In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.
If a potential apprentice does not currently meet these requirements, they will need to attend additional Functional Skills English and Maths sessions.
Role and occupations available can include Accounts Assistant/Clerk, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk and Sales Ledger Clerk.
For the full Apprenticeship, learners will complete:
- Level 2 Accounting Apprenticeship Framework
- AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
You will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer with guidance from your work based assessor.
Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.
Assessment is via a variety of methods, including:
- Case studies
- Practical assessments
On successful completion you could progress onto a Level 3 Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship or higher education.
Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within the business sector.
Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk
For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk
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