Accounting Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship


Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Your Framework (FR02481):

Start Date: September 2018 Duration: 12 months Attendance: Classroom based

  • Association of Accounting Technicians Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (depending on grades/initial assessment on entry).

Entry Requirements:

  • To be at least 16 years of age.
  • To be in paid employment or to be placed into employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week (in a relevant role).
  • GCSE grade D in Maths & English OR have completed an initial assessment of your literacy and numeracy, and demonstrate the ability to achieve a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths at level 1 or equivalent.

Framework Overview

You will spend 3.5 hours per week in an AAT lesson and where required further time for Functional Skills. Apprentices are required to work in an accounting setting.

Completing the programme will involve the study of a range of bookkeeping and accounting controls. All units studied are exam based assessment throughout the year, culminating in a final end of year synoptic assessment. Exams may take place outside of classroom times.

Next Steps

If you wish to continue with your studies then there is the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting.


Where an employer has less than 50 employees and is not liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (There is an incentive payment of £1,000 available for employers who are not apprenticeship Levy payers and who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice.  This incentive payment is payable as £500 after 3 months and £500 after 12 months).

Additional Costs

You will need to join the AAT as a student member.  This involves paying a joining fee which is currently £40 as well as the annual membership fee which is currently £86.  In addition to this you will also need to purchase textbooks for each unit, costing approximately £60 in total (accurate at time of print, may be subject  to change).

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email