Wakefield City Campus
Mode of Study
This apprenticeship is for capable individuals wishing to pursue a career in accounting and/or finance through the combination of actual employment and the achievement of nationally recognised qualifications.
What you will Study
At least 20% of your working week for the duration of the apprenticeship must
be spent carrying out new learning relating to the apprenticeship standards. To
support you in achieving this, you will study the AAT Level 2 Accounting
Introduction to Bookkeeping
Principles of Bookkeeping
The Business Environment (This will be assessed within the synoptic
exam taken at the end of the course)
As part of your End Point Assessment, you will be required to take an In-tray
test and attend a remote interview with AAT. The interview will require you to
discuss and reflect on your portfolio of evidence you will have prepared
throughout the year.
How you will Learn
The majority of your skills and knowledge will be developed through your employer and the job that you do. This will be complemented and supported by your planned training programme incorporating attendance on the College's courses in Accounting and Functional Skills. All learning must be recorded to demonstrate you are achieving at least 20% of your working week to off the job learning, a requirement of the apprenticeship. This will be discussed and agreed with you and your employer at the start of the apprenticeship.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme
Assessment will be continuous and take place in both the workplace and the College. There will be a combination of computer-based assessments and projects or work-based evidence.
Certificate evidence of English and maths at level 1 or GCSE grade A*-C (or
new grade 9-4). If you do not have these, we can support the development of your
English and maths skills through completion of Functional Skills in the relevant
subject and one-to-one support. Most employers look for ability in these areas
and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English
GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of Maths and
English is so important, whatever your field of study.
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
You will be required to attend taught sessions of the AAT Level 2 Accounting
Certificate – Mondays 9:00am-4:30pm.
You must be able to achieve the Apprenticeship within the period 12 - 14
You are also required to meet regularly with your apprenticeship assessor in
your place of work for reviews on progress and workplace assessments to take
If you are undertaking Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship, you
will be required to attend Castleford Campus for a week block of teaching, per
Functional Skill subject. This will be discussed at your enrolment and
Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email
In addition to the apprenticeship fees, each apprentice will need to be
registered and have paid for AAT membership at the start of the course. This is
payable directly to AAT and cannot be funded through apprenticeship levy/funds.
It is the responsibility of the employer and/or apprentice to pay this
separately upon starting the apprenticeship. Membership fees are available on
the AAT website (£172).
Any re-sit examinations for the AAT qualification will incur additional costs
which must be paid before the resit can be taken. Resits are charged at
Additional Course Costs
The cost of the text books, AAT registration fee.
To Pay direct to AAT Registration fees will also be payable direct to AAT for
all students of any age. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost which must be
paid before the resit can be taken.
Financial Support Information
For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
On completion, the apprentice will be able to apply for the most appropriate level of professional membership aligned within this apprenticeship (Advanced Level 3 apprenticeship)
How to Apply
Please complete an apprenticeship application form.
If you require an application form, please contact Course Information on
01924 789111 or The Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469
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