Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

An Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

The Accounts/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business.

An Accounts/Finance Assistants work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry.

Accounts/Finance Assistants can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public Sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions. Accounts/Finance Assistants may work in-house for an organisation or they might work for accountancy firm, book-keeping practice, Shared Service provider, self-employed or on behalf of several different clients.

So why is an AAT Accounting Apprenticeship the Answer to your Future?

  • Start earning straight away :With an apprenticeship you’ll start earning straight away. You will also get the same benefits as an employee, including a holiday allowance.
  • Achieve professional AAT accounting qualifications Employers trust AAT qualifications as they demonstrate that you have the practical skills they need.
  • Develop on-the-job skills :You will qualify with a well-rounded set of skills and experience that will make you a highly sought-after employee.
  • Fast track chartered accountancy:Successful completion of an accounting apprenticeship will give you generous exemptions with ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, ICAS and CIPFA.
  • Where can accountancy take me: Fashion Accountant, Film Industry Finance, Forensic Accounting, Premier League Accounting, Global Charity Finance or even Parliament
  • Alternative to university : With the rising costs of going to university, apprenticeships offer a debt-free, direct route into employment and a faster route to qualifying than going to university.
  • What could I expect to earn once qualified – £12,000- £25,000

Assessment Methods

Work-place assessment
Knowledge delivery

End Point Assessment:
Online knowledge/in tray test
Portfolio-based interview

Progression Options

– L3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting -Job Roles: Accounts Assistant / Accounts Payable Clerk / Accounts Administrator / Business Accounts Administrator / Finance Assistant Junior / Cost Accountant Assistant/ Assistant Bookkeeper / Junior Cashier / Junior Credit Control clerk / Data input clerk / Accounts Receivable Clerk/ General Administrator/ Bank Reconciliation Clerk/ Cash Poster/ Finance Administrator

Course Summary

Course Title Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You must gain employment with an employer committed to the values of an apprenticeship and sit a successful interview with an Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisor at the college.

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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