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Apprenticeship in Accounting (Intermediate)

This work based course develops the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of careers working in accountancy.
Course description: 

Training on this course is delivered in the workplace with day release at college on a weekly basis.

This course develops knowledge and competence needed to work within a range of Accountancy roles. It is recommended for employees who work in this industry and who want to further their career and gain a qualification through a flexible combination of training and assessment in the workplace.

Apprentices on this course may be working in roles such as Accounts Assistant/Clerk, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Finance Assistant, Bookkeeper, Junior Accountant, Purchase Ledger Clerk or Sales Ledger Clerk. 

Skills taught in the course include maintaining relevant financial records (both manual and computerised) and ensuring the proper handling and control of all cash transactions, accruals and prepayments, assisting in the processing of financial transactions and in the provision of financial information and produce monthly income cost reports.

This Apprenticeship includes a framework of qualifications including:

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (QCF)

  • Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking System
  • Basic Costing
  • Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance
  • Computerised Accounting

EDI Level 1 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF)

EDI Level 1 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Additional measurable benefits include better team performance, productivity targets met or exceeded, quicker response time and reduced error rates.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Apprentices who took their GCSEs more than five years ago and did not gain a C grade or above may need to take a literacy and numeracy test. Applicants will also be invited to attend a pre-enrolment interview.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. As an apprenticeship is a work based qualification, applicants should either have an employer who has agreed to support them, or be seeking an apprenticeship position through our vacancies list. Once you have secured a position with an employer your training can begin.

If you have an employer who is interested in supporting you in completing an Apprenticeship, please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on Freephone: 0800 328 3616 or email employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

For further information, please see: www.apprenticeships.org.uk


Training and assessments are mainly delivered in college. Assessment is via a variety of methods, including assignments and projects. 

For the latest information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on Freephone: 0800 328 3616 or email: employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

Academic progression: 

Successful students may progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting.

Career progression: 

Students may progress into roles such as trainee accountants or accounting technicians.


To discuss Apprenticeship costs, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

This is a Level 2 course:
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Approx. 12 months