The Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2, will enable you to acquire the essential accounting principles and foundational skills necessary to become a proficient accountant. This apprenticeship is designed specifically for individuals who have no prior experience in accountancy or bookkeeping. By enrolling in this program, you will not only gain a solid understanding of bookkeeping fundamentals but able to implement these learnt skills and behaviours in your everyday responsibilities.

This apprenticeship is particularly well-suited for individuals who are fresh graduates from school or college and are entering the workforce, as well as existing employees who have limited experience but aspire to enhance their skills in this role.

Also this apprenticeship provides valuable growth prospects for individuals currently employed in junior positions within an accountancy department or finance function. The Level 2 apprenticeship includes a mandated qualification, The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is one of the qualifications that's been approved to use as part of the apprenticeship.

Career Progression

The journey of an apprentice extends beyond the completion of their apprenticeship, the next phase could involve advancing to our Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship or Level 4 Professional Accounting program. These progressive pathways offer continued growth and development for apprentices, enabling them to further expand their knowledge and skills in the accounting field.

Job Roles

This apprenticeship is suitable for a wide range of roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Accountants Administrator, Accounts Clerk, Trainee Accountant or Trainee Bookkeeper, but this list isn’t exhaustive.

    One of the key things to success is that the job role provide the opportunities, support and relevant work based projects to be able to apply the apprentice’s learning back in the workplace, to gain real competency in that area.

    The Details

    Duration: 12 months with 3 months End Point Assessment (EPA) available from month 12

    Cost: The apprenticeship cost is £6,000 + VAT:

    • 16-18 Year Old Apprentices
      • Fully funded by the government
      • Plus a £1,000 incentive to the employer
    • 19-21 Year Old Apprentices
      • Fully funded by the government
    • 22+ Year Old Apprentices
      • Employer pays 5% of the total apprenticeship cost
      • Contribution Amount: 5% of £6,000 = £300 + VAT

    This structure allows non-levy paying employers to take advantage of significant funding opportunities and government incentives, making it more affordable to hire and train apprentices.


    Classroom Delivery: You will attend one day a week in our Plymouth training centre.

    On Programme Delivery

    Functional Skills: Both maths and English are required at Level 2 or relevant GSCE results

    Registration: for AAT, exams and text books

    Qualification: AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

    Units Covered and AAT Unit Exams - *Units are only assessed in the synoptic assessment and not on programme

    Introduction to Bookkeeping

    Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

    Principles of Costings

    The Business Environment

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    Assessment in the Workplace: Your designated Assessor/Trainer will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your on programme portfolio and to complete your quarterly reviews

    Tracking Your Progress: Our electronic portfolio, OneFile will track your progress

    People Involved in Your Apprenticeship

    Classroom Tutor: Dan O'Toole

    Assessor/Trainer: Fay Huddy

    Group Quality Manager: Michelle Pointer

    Gateway: On completion of the on programme learning, the employer, training provider and learner will confirm that the apprentice is ready for the End Point Assessment

    End Point Assessment (EPA)

    End Point Assessment (EPA)

    Portfolio of evidence and a professional discussion, worth 60%


    A Pass is awarded for achievement of 70%

    A Distinction is awarded for the achievement of 90%

    Are you interested in the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship? Please call 01752 348980
    or email us using the form below

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