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Apprenticeship AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

Apprenticeship AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2


During the course you will study:

  • Preparing and recording financial documentation
  • Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
  • Maintaining petty cash records
  • Processing business transactions and extracting a trial balance
  • Maintaining the journal and controlling accounts
  • Providing basic cost and revenue information
  • Computerised accounting
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance, covering communication skills, understanding of your role and function, managing self and team working.

Entry requirements

You should already be employed in an accountancy environment.

You will need a good educational background, preferably GCSE grade A to C in English and maths.

Start dates and fees

If you are between the age of 16 and 18 the apprenticeship is free of charge. If you are 19 and above your employer must pay a one off fee.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage at the minimum rate for an apprentice.


On top of the course fees, you will also be required to join the AAT professional body, which may incur a charge.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How long is the course?

Depending on the individual, the course normally lasts one year to eighteen months.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by project and computer based formal tests.

Underpinning knowledge will also be delivered on day release.

If you are an external student and want to sit the Using Accounting Software Assessment (SAGE) at the college you are required to attend an assessment preparation class. Please email or call 01623 627191 ext 8561 for more details.

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion you can expect to enhance your prospects in the following job roles: accounts assistant, accounts clerk, cashier, credit control clerk, data input clerk, finance assistant, purchase ledger clerk or sales ledger clerk.

What will I study?

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and functional skills Level 2 in maths and English.

What can I go on to study?

A foundation apprenticeship can lead to an advanced apprenticeship and then a higher apprenticeship.

How do I apply?

For more information please contact Alex Norbury on 01623 627191 ext 8210 or email


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Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

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