Course Title AAT Accounting Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M01

Overview of the Course

If you are interested in a career in business, accounting, banking or finance, AAT Accounting could help you to secure a position in one of those fields. This apprenticeship provides a valuable mix of theoretical learning and practical training and teaches you about different accounting principles and essential accounting processes.

This advanced apprenticeship provides an invaluable mix of theoretical learning and practical training within many industries as a part-qualified Accounting Technician. This course will build on the theory learnt at Level 2 with a variety of complex accounting processes, recording and accounting for fixed assets, VAT issues in business, ethics and a wide range of advanced spreadsheet tools and techniques. You will also learn about professional ethics and business law within the accounting sector.

This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

Key units:

• Understanding and processing business documents
• Understanding the banking process and the retention of records
• Understanding the double entry bookkeeping system
• Recording and reconciling bank and cash transactions
• Understanding and using the cost recording system and presenting information by spread sheet
• Understanding the accounting function and being able to work in a team or independently
• Understanding ethical and sustainable values
• Understanding and maintaining control accounts and the use of the journal

What are the entry requirements?

An initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place. Employers may ask for specific grades at GCSE or relevant experience.


AAT Accounting Level 3

Course Duration

12 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  • Earn while you learn

  • Learning skills that employers want

  • Excellent progression routes

  • Increase career opportunities and earning potential

  • Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved, the results of an assessment prior to the apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.


Development of the job role can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of IT User Skills knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.

For the Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications.  Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:


·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews

·         Work product


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