- Course Code: BB258S
- Duration: 2 year
- Fees: View fees and financial support information
- Validated by: Association of Accounting Technicians
- Study Mode: Part time
- This course is recruiting in: 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Want to become an accountant or work in finance? An accounting apprenticeship is your route to an exciting professional career. Whether you want to start earning straight away, go on to chartered studies, or set up your own practice, the career options are endless.
To be successful you must be committed and possess good literacy and numeracy skills as well as a logical approach to problem solving, including the ability to recognise the importance of attention to detail.
- What will I study?
- Drafting financial statements
- Drafting budgets
- Measuring financial performance
- Evaluating accounts systems
- Personal taxation
Plus the option of:
- Business taxation
- Credit management and debt control.
- Entry Requirements
Students looking to start on a Higher Apprenticeship will need a Level 3 qualification. You will also be required to have at least a grade C in GCSE Maths and English.
You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.
Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:
- Practical demonstration/Assignment
- Practical Examination
- Written Examination.
- What can I do next?
There are a number of progression routes depending on which level you start your Apprenticeship. Qualifying as an Accounting Technician will open many doors to you. You will be able to show your employer that along with being qualified, you also have commitment, dedication and professionalism. This could lead to promotion, higher rates of pay, managerial opportunities or qualify you for exemptions from the early stages of the chartered accounting qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA, and CIPFA.