Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.
An Apprenticeship framework comprises:
- A work-based qualification (NVQ), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as:
- Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.C.T applied to the workplace
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.
This qualification consists of the following units:
Basic Accounting 1
Principles of recording and processing financial transactions
Preparing and recording financial documentation
Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance
Basic Accounting 2
Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
Maintaining petty cash records
Maintaining the journal
Maintaining control accounts
Work effectively in accounting and finance
Basic principles of costing
Provide basic cost and revenue information
At College, candidates will study and Functional Skills in maths at Level 1 and English at Level 2.
You can progress onto the Accounting Intermediate (AAT) NVQ 3 or the Advanced Apprenticeship.
For apprentices aged 19+ fees may apply but there is an expectation that the employer will pay this contribution.