Course Code: WA00011 Accounts / Finance Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration Anytime Employer's Premises Apply now Anytime Employer's Premises Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Where could this course take me? Course SummaryYour studies on this Level 2 Accounts and Finance Assistant apprenticeship will provide you with the skills needed in junior and entry-level accounting roles. Account and finance assistants put their knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting software to good use. On this apprenticeship you will gain a solid foundational knowledge of finance administration – from double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles to learning about the latest accounting software. Entry Requirements To make sure this qualification is right for you, we’ll undertake a short assessment session. It’s preferable that you have English and Maths GCSE Grade 4/C or above. Your prospective employer may have specific above and beyond those required for the study programme. Qualification Obtained On successfully completing your apprenticeship you will receive the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification. Learning and Teaching Methods The programme is structured on a modular basis and each module is delivered using a range of techniques including lectures, case studies and discussions. 1-2-1 assessment and support to evidence the behaviours, skill and knowledge elements will take place in your workplace, at mutually convenient times and dates with your assessor. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Your studies are delivered at B&FC throughout the academic year. Modules to be studied are: Bookkeeping transactions Bookkeeping controls Elements of costing Using accounting software Work effectively in finance Foundation synoptic assessment Competency portfolio construction (Skills and behaviour components) This element of the programme is delivered within apprentices’ workplace, and is a collaborative approach from employers and the college. This will enable all apprentices to demonstrate occupation competency and develop all required skills and professional behaviours. Functional skills Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and taken the test for level 2 prior to taking their end point assessment. End Point Assessment All apprenticeship standards require apprentices to complete an end point assessment to successfully achieve the apprenticeship qualification. For this apprenticeship standard the end point assessment is: An in tray test of knowledge components Structured interview that assesses skills and behaviours documented within the competency portfolio Your knowledge will be assessed through on line exams for the AAT units and any functional skills you need to take. The skills and behaviours will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence. Career Options and Progression After successfully completing this course you’ll be ready for: employment – in roles that include accounts assistant or clerk, cashier, finance assistant, and sales ledger clerk additional education - through specialist accountancy, finance or business courses You can also apply for professional trade body membership aligned with this qualification.