Accounting Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship


Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Your Framework (FR02481):

  • 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.

Start Date: September 2016 Duration: 12 months Attendance: Classroom based

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.


There are no costs to the Apprentice aged between 16 and 23 to complete an Apprenticeship.

The training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded; for Apprentices that are aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course, a one-off training contribution fee is required from their employer (who may be eligible for a grant).

For Apprentices aged 24 and over and enrol upon an advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship, the employer will be charged a fee.

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