What opportunities will this course give me?
Completion of this standard provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.
What will I be learning?
Assistant Accountants provide support to internal and external customers and will work
predominately either as an Assistant Accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.
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:
- Accounts Preparation
- Preparation of final accounts for sole traders and partnership
- Cost and revenues
- Indirect Tax
- Professional Ethics
- Business Awareness
- IT Systems and Processes
- Ethical Standards
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Produces Quality and Accurate Information
- User Systems and Processes
- Problem Solving
Apprentices will develop through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to participate in ONLINE learning with Eastleigh College on a day release basis and on successful completion will achieve a L3 Certificate in Accounting after completing an End Point Assessment. There will be ONLINE learning live with a tutor and apprentices will also be expected to complete ONLINE resources before the lesson.
Additionally, unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is expected to be up to18 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 have 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher including English and Maths or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths.
Additionally, applicants must have achieved a pass in their AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in accounting or if they have another book-keeping qualification or previous experience of bookkeeping, they will need to demonstrate a competent knowledge and understanding of double-entry book-keeping and basic accounting functions by obtaining over 85% or more in a short assessment.
Is there anything else I need to know?
The apprenticeship end-point assessment is the final evaluation stage of your apprenticeship program at Eastleigh College. It's designed to determine whether you have achieved the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required to meet the apprenticeship standard and perform the job role independently.
Depending on the standard, we assess your competence through various methods, such as practical exams, assignments, interviews, project work, presentations or observations and we will also evaluate your portfolio of evidence, which documents your learning and progress throughout your apprenticeship with us.
The end-point assessment must be taken at the end of your apprenticeship, and the results determine whether you have successfully completed the program and achieved the apprenticeship standard.
Successful completion of the end-point assessment is required to receive certification.
If you are a levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 5% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8091 1000
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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The rise in online courses helps people and businesses get back on their feet
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on jobs and businesses, Eastleigh College has experienced an increase in demand for online courses, and we believe these digital, part time professional courses will be pivotal as individuals and employers get back on their feet as people upskill or retrain.
Ofsted reviews quality of online experience for students and apprentices at Eastleigh College
In response to the rapid expansion of online education and the proliferation of virtual classrooms, Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education Children's Services and Skills) is undertaking a national review to evaluate learners’ experience of the online learning available to them. Eastleigh College is one of the 12 FE colleges nationally invited to participate, and the only college from the Solent region.