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 the following units:
Accounts preparation 1
Principles of accounts preparation
Extending the trial balance using accounting adjustments
Accounting for fixed assets
Accounts preparation 2
Preparing accounts for partnerships
Prepare final accounts for sole traders
Principles of cash management
Costs and Revenues
Principles of costing
Providing cost and revenue information
Principles of VAT
Preparing and completing VAT returns
Professional ethics in accounting and finance
At College, candidates will study functional skills in maths and English at Level 2.
You can progress onto AAT Acounting Technician NVQ 4 or enter full-time employment.
For apprentices aged 19+ fees may apply but there is an expectation that your employer will pay this contribution.