Accounts or Finance Assistant – Level 2 apprenticeship


Who is the accounts/finance assistant apprenticeship suitable for?

The Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Standard is at Level 2, This is the current entry-level for an accounting apprenticeship. This apprenticeship is a perfect match for someone without any accountancy or bookkeeping knowledge.

On this apprenticeship, you will learn the building blocks of the modern accountant. This course will help you grasp the fundamentals of bookkeeping, and further help you develop those vital skills and behaviours to enable you to put your knowledge into action.

Typical job roles include, but are not limited to, Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Accounting Assistant, Bookkeeping Assistant, Financial Assistant, Accounts Payable Assistant, Billing Assistant, Payroll Assistant and Junior Accountant

Learners on this programme are vital to ensure your Accountancy and Finance practice performs in the most effective way. It includes the AAT qualification and provides the opportunity for them to support the business with essential skills and behaviours to drive results.

Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Entry level – anyone looking to get into accountancy
  • Suitable For
    Title of embedded diploma/qualification AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: The Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 12 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £300 & levy paying employer contribution - £6000

What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship consists of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required by someone in an Accounts/Finance Assistant role to develop the required finance skills and enhance professional status.

The professional qualification, Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, will also be undertaken.

The knowledge gained will provide the opportunity to improve both accounting skills and business awareness:

  • General Business
  • Understanding Your Organisation
  • Accounting Systems & Processes
  • Basic Accounting
  • Ethical Standards


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“I completed my level 2 accountancy and my tutor was brilliant. I am now working towards my level 3 and would recommend Paragon Skills to anyone wanting to progress”

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