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Accounting - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths Qualification: AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Awarding Body: AAT

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will prepare learners for basic roles in accounting and developing competencies that are required to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with accounts technicians.

The learner will gain an understanding in finance and will progress in areas such as basic costing and accounting software.

The Level 2 will introduce the learner to new areas of the sector such as control accounts, journals and the banking system. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles.

Learners must be employed in an accountancy role. Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.


What levels are available?

Wages

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.


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Entry requirements

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

This programme requires the learner to already be in a finance or accounts role.

The Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.


Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed.

Course content

Course Units :

  • Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking System
  • Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance
  • Basic Costing
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Produce Reports
  • Understand Payment Methods
  • Understand the Finance Function within an Organisation
Course content

Course aims

This apprenticeship will prepare learners for basic roles in accounting and developing competencies that are required to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with accounts technicians.

The learner will gain an understanding in finance and will progress in areas such as basic costing and accounting software. The Level 2 will introduce the learner to new areas of the sector such as control accounts, journals and the banking system. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles.

Functional Skills – Maths, English, & ICT

Functional Skills may also be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Why the MET?

This course will give you membership of the AAT - a professional accounting body.

You will also have access to the AAT website with a variety of learning and study materials.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.


How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

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