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Accounts & Finance Assistant (ST0608) Level 2 Apprenticeship

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Accounts & Finance Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship

Maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

An Accounts or finance assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts or finance assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business. An Accounts or finance assistant’s work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Accounts or finance assistant can work in almost any sector.

Course information

College attendance

1 day a week in college.

College Day Release intakes

Bedford: September and January.
Corby:  September only.

When can the apprentice start employment?

Bedford: June – January.
Corby: June – August for a September start.

When can the apprenticeship training start?

As soon as employment starts.

Course content

The apprenticeship covers a range of Skills Knowledge and Behaviours.

Whilst studying you will be supported throughout the programme to develop:

  • Bookkeeping Transaction
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Working effectively in Finance

Certificate AAT Level 2

  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Principles of bookkeeping controls
  • Principles of costing
  • The Business environment

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Entry requirements


  • Maths Grade 9-4


  • English Grade 9-4
What training is required in the workplace?
  • Access to multiple IT packages including MS
  • 20% off the job
  • Access to Accounting software
  • Basic accounting training
  • Reporting on financial data
  • Ability to reconcile data and recognise and rectify errors
Further study and career options

Course progression:
Progression to Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship.

Career progression:

  • Potential Full-time employment options on completion
  • 1 year of industry experience as well as transferrable skills
  • Career role progression to Finance Accountant
Additional information 
  • AAT Books – £150 (subject to change each year)
  • Additional AAT Level 3 Diploma –  £567.00

Study is available at the following campuses:

  • Bedford College
  • Tresham College Corby Campus
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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex
Bedford College
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.