Intermediate Apprenticeship  in Accounting

Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.


What will you do?

You will do work-based training with an employer. You will be paid a wage.  Your apprenticeship will involve working towards a Vocational Based Qualification (QCF), Functional Skills as described below:


What are the entry requirements?

You will be assessed before entry to the Apprenticeship at Level 2 Accounting programme to ensure your suitability for the course, the occupational sector and your potential to achieve the outcomes.


What job will you do?

Accounting skills are in demand by commercial and industrial organisations, central and local government, the NHS and the voluntary sector, as well as by specialist accounting firms. Roles broadly encompass recording and accounting for cash and credit transactions and recording payroll transactions. Job titles may vary across sectors and organisations but

are likely to include:

  • Accounts Clerk/Accounts
  • Assistant/Finance Assistant
  • Cashier
  • Credit Control Clerk
  • Data Input Clerk
  • Payroll Officer/Wages Clerk
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk


How long does your apprenticeship take to complete?

The Apprenticeship at Level 2 in Accounting is normally completed in one year.


What opportunities are available afterwards?

Progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting is possible if you have the potential. This includes an NVQ Level 3 in Accounting, after which people generally specialise in one of the sub sectors of accounting such as accounting practice, industry and commerce or public sector.


Professional institutions exist for accountants at both senior and technician level. Each requires specific education and training targets to be completed before full professional status is obtained.  There is a range of accountancy and finance related diplomas and degrees offered by higher education institutions.


Qualifications required as part of the Apprenticeship Framework


Vocational Based Qualification

You will need to achieve the following NVQ at Level 2:

  • Accounting


Functional Skills

You will work to achieve the following Functional Skills:

  • English Level 2
  • Maths Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities


You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative



Please download an application form or contact the team below for more information, advice and guidance:


Student Services

Doncaster College

The Hub

Chappell Drive


DN1 2RF     


Tel: 0800 358 7575  

Email: click here

Disclaimer: All courses are run subject to numbers, and every effort is made to ensure the information on this leaflet is correct. Doncaster College reserves the right to amend the contents as deemed necessary. 

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