An apprenticeship is a great way of developing the skills and gaining the experience you need to progress in your chosen career.
This course is ideal for training accountants to technician level (Level 4) who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisations.
Apprentices will also develop an understanding of how their performance is directly related to the success of the business and their own remuneration.
What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?
Employers have identified a skills shortage in this area. Apprenticeships are also popular with employers as Apprenticeships offer them the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.
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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. You will also be required to carry out a skills test.
To be accepted onto the programme you will need to have completed the Level 3 AAT or equivalent and must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 2 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
Foundation Degree in Accounting - for more information, please visit Foundation Degree Forward - www.fdf.ac.uk;
Various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance - for more information, please visit UCAS - www.ucas.ac.uk;
Individuals who have completed AAT Level 4, may gain direct entry directly into stage 2 of the Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen - BA Accounting with CIMA Advanced Diploma programme depending on modules studied.
Some exemptions from Chartered Accounting examinations - Some exemptions from Chartered Accounting examinations - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
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You may be eligible for a Higher Education Loan or Bursary when studying this course.