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Level 2 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Course Overview

The Level 2 Accounting Apprenticeship for an Accounts/Finance Assistant covers a role which is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral role and is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and the size of the business.

An accounts/finance assistant is responsible for basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Accounts/Finance Assistants can work in almost any sector.

Throughout the learning journey of this Level 2 Finance Apprenticeship, Apprentices will learn and practice how to embrace change and add value to a team and business. They will also hone the key skill of how to produce high quality and accurate information.

We offer individualised learning to each Apprentice and heavily involve the employer with all curriculum scoping to ensure progress is meaningful. Prior attainment is carefully considered from the starting point to ensure that time on programme is maximised and career progression is mapped into their journey through strong IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance).

In addition, the curriculum scoping exercise provides an opportunity to review prior learning and completed qualifications, with the aim of personalising Apprenticeships to support and enhance your business, and therefore your Apprentices’ progress and progression.


Individual employers may set any entry requirements, which may include the following:

It is desirable that candidates would have achieved a level 2 in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their Apprenticeship training. Those Apprentices who are yet to achieve a level 2 in English and Maths will have the opportunity to complete these qualifications during their Apprenticeship. However, a level 2 must be achieved in these areas before they qualify for entry to their End Point Assessment (EPA).

Key Information

Course Length
16 to 18 Months

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body

Learning Method
Workplace (direct delivery)

For Individuals


  • Apprentices will gain a nationally recognised and accredited qualification
  • Improve staff retention
  • Work in partnership with a nationally recognised training provider
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Bespoke support to ensure Apprentices access high quality ‘off the job’ learning
  • See rapid improvements in employees' performance, productivity and behaviours that will benefit your organisation
  • Employees have access to unlimited support from a qualified trainer and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) throughout their apprenticeship

Cost and Funding Information

Study this course

During the duration of the Apprenticeship, your staff will develop a range of new knowledge, skills and behaviours which will add significant value to each Apprentice's overall learning, progress and development. These will include:


  • Aware of elements of commercial law that may have an impact when working in accountancy, such as contracts, data protection or Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Understand transactional processes of accounting and their use within a finance function
  • Aware of basic accounting concepts and double entry bookkeeping
  • Skills:

  • The ability to reconcile data to minimise the chance of errors
  • Utilises relevant office/accounting software packages to input and manage data accurately
  • Ability to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and other appropriate security measures
  • Behaviours:

  • Embracing change
  • Productivity
  • PTeam working and collaboration
  • For Businesses

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    For Apprenticeships

    Our Apprenticeship programmes focus on improving business productivity and staff retention, while creating an efficient and skilled workforce. We can supply learning materials to support with the delivery of Apprenticeship standards.

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