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What opportunities will this course give me?

Completion of this standard provides the foundation for progression onto further apprenticeship programmes to include Assistant Accountant or a Professional Accounting Taxation Technician.

What will I be learning?

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.

Why is this course for me?

The apprenticeship standard covers the core skills, knowledge and behaviours to demonstrate competency of an Assistant Accountant and covers key requirements to include:

• General business skills
• Understanding your organisation
• Accounting systems & processes
• Basic accounting
• Ethical standards

Apprentices will develop through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis. Apprentice will achieve a Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting after demonstrating occupational competence through an end point assessment.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 12-15 months.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer

What do I need to sign up?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment and in addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher including English and Maths or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and maths.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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6/9/2021 - Apply Now


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09:00 – 16:00




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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
STAA2 Eastleigh College 6/9/2021 Mon 09:00 – 16:00 33 Please Enquire Apply now

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If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014