Course overviewAccounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2 City of Bristol College
The apprenticeship standard is for 12 to 15 months during which time you will study towards a Foundation Certificate Apprenticeship whilst working with a local employer to develop practical knowledge and understanding.
You will also undertake an end point assessment with an external end point assessor when you have fully achieved the knowledge skills and behaviours and a showcase portfolio within your learning with your college Trainer. On successful completion of this you will receive your accounting apprenticeship certificate alongside your accountancy qualification certificate.
Who is it for?
This apprenticeship is for financial assistants looking to develop their knowledge and skills on the path to ultimately becoming a fully-qualified professional Accountant.
What you'll learn
You will complete a series of modules towards the standard covering knowledge, skills and behaviours. Topics covered include Bookkeeping Transactions, Controls, Costing and Using Accounting software.
Your course will be delivered within City of Bristol campuses where you will be supported by specialist lecturers.
You will also be supported within your workplace towards the apprenticeship by a City of Bristol college accounting apprenticeship trainer who will work closely with your employer and lecturers to ensure your programme provides the foundation for a successful career in the profession. They will also guide you to develop your portfolio in preparation for end point assessment.
You will also need to complete 20% off the job training which will consist of your class delivery in college and work outside your normal job role and any other off the job training which maybe set by your employer.
Functional skills in English & Maths at Level 2 if not already achieved within GCSE at Level 4 or above.
At the end of your apprenticeship you will complete an end point assessment which consists of a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.
The apprenticeship provides knowledge and skills for new accountants looking to forge a career in industry, commerce or in professional practice.
There is no specific entry requirement this will depend on each employer requirements
Desirable 5 GCSEs, Grade 4/5 in maths and English
Some employers will accept a relevant level 2 qualification and other qualifications and experience.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
You will learn and develop skills in financial / management accounting and IT skills to provide a solid foundation before progression to Level 3.
You will continue to work within local industry or commerce while gaining further knowledge and skills.
You will work with your accounting apprenticeship trainer and employer to gain the knowledge and skills ready for your end point assessment
You will use the knowledge & skills from your standard to demonstrate to your end point assessor how these skills are put into practice in an accounting workplace
Functional skills in English & Maths at Level 2 if not already achieved
Future career and study opportunities
- Accounts Assistant / Accounts Payable Clerk / Accounts Administrator / Business Accounts Administrator / Finance Assistant Junior / Cost Accountant Assistant are typical roles.
- Assistant Accountant apprenticeship.
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Fees and applications
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Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.