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Foundation Apprenticeship - Accounting

Programme Description



This framework is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the accountancy profession. A foundation apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at level two where the learner is 'earning while learning'.  The apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. The apprentice will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the level two Foundation Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

 


Programme Features



A student completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also learn how to use an accounting software package, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

The AAT will require all students to register with the Professional Body. Restrictions to membership may apply. More information is available at www.aat.org.uk.


Progression & Employment



This framework is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the accountancy profession. A foundation apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at level two where the learner is 'earning while learning'.  The apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. The apprentice will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the level two Foundation Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

 


Programme Assessment



The assessments in this qualification are computer based with a time restriction. Students will be presented with a range of question types and formats in the assessment. These may include multiple-choice questions, numeric gap-fill questions, or question tools that replicate workplace activities, such as making entries in a journal.


Programme Entry Requirements



AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths. If students do have any other relevant school or college qualifications, a degree or some accounting experience, these may in certain circumstances entitle students to claim exemptions.