Accounting is a cornerstone of business. This Apprenticeship is designed for those who want to become skilled working in accounting and finance or who are already working in this industry and want to become qualified as ‘Accounting Technicians’.
This Apprenticeship includes the following elements:
- AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
- Level 1 Functional Skill in Mathematics
- Level 2 Functional Skill in English
- Employer Rights and Responsibilities (Work-book)
At Level 2, topics include the preparing and recording of financial documentation, double entry bookkeeping, maintaining and reconciling the cash book, petty cash records, business transactions and extracting a trial balance, maintaining the journal and control accounts, providing basic cost and revenue information, computerised accounting and aspects of professional ethics in accounting and finance.
The units of study include
- Basic Accounting I
- Basic Accounting II
- Work effectively in Accounting & Finance
- Computerised accounting
You will also develop skills in analysing numerical information and communication relevant to your job role plus develop an understanding of employer rights and responsibilities and professional ethics. The Apprenticeship funding covers the costs of exam and certificate fees but not the cost of the membership fees for the AAT.
Training your staff through the Apprenticeship programme will help increase productivity, improve skills, raise customer service levels, improve morale and boost profits. The AAT Apprenticeship programme will improve business and save money by giving you qualified and highly skilled staff trained in accountancy. The Apprenticeship scheme ensures that the knowledge learnt through the AAT qualification is put in to practice in the workplace.
Studying for the AAT Accounting Qualification will give you the skills to work in many different companies and organisations and give you the choice of a wide variety of job opportunities. As a qualified accounting professional in a smaller business, you might be the only member of staff who is expert in finance. While in a larger company, you might be part of a wider financial team. You might opt to work for yourself after qualifying – providing accountancy services for small businesses and the self-employed. Studying through the Apprenticeship programme will allow you to earn while you learn and put the skills learnt from the qualifications into practice in the workplace.
Apprenticeships are achieved through a blended learning approach, incorporating taught sessions, workplace learning and assessment and online learning. One-to-one support, tuition and advice is available from our team of experienced and qualified tutors, assessors and advisers.
The AAT Apprenticeship includes attending college once per week for 35 weeks – day and evening times are available. Skills test are also done outside of normal teaching time. Plus taught sessions for functional skills (if applicable) and regular workplace visits, online learning and self-directed study.
This Apprenticeship is achieved by attending taught sessions, passing the professional exams, completing a work-based portfolio and completing timed and work-based assessments.
Progression through Truro and Penwith College
- Accountancy L3 Advanced Apprenticeship
The majority of the training costs delivered by the College for Apprenticeships is funded. There is a required employer contribution towards this as follows:
- Apprentices aged 16 – 18 = Free
- Apprentices aged 19+ = £250.00 Employer Contribution or £500 for large employers
Employers must pay Apprentices a wage (minimum of £2.65 per hour). Apprenticeships at Truro and Penwith College are only available to businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Why Choose Truro and Penwith College Business Centre?
- One of the top ten Colleges in the UK
- Awarded the Training Quality Standard for providing outstanding training and development for employers
- Designated Outstanding status by Ofsted (2008)
How does our training benefit your business?
- Our training improved the profits of 35% of the businesses we work with
- 68% of businesses became more efficient after training with us
- Training helped 84% of businesses we work with improve staff performanc
“I have really enjoyed my Apprenticeship and it has given me much more confidence” Tara, Bodmin – Accountancy Apprenticeship.
For further information and an application form please contact
Denise Caff, Truro and Penwith College, Palace Building, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HE
Tel: 01872 242711
Truro and Penwith College offers free impartial advice and guidance on all courses.
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