Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Accounts/Finance Assistant (AAT)

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
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Course details may be subject to change

This Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship programme will ensure you have the skills to maintain an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians. This Level 2 programme is the current entry level for an accounting apprenticeship.


New College Durham shortlisted for two AAT Awards 2020 1

New College Durham shortlisted for two AAT Awards

We are proud to be the only provider in the north of England to have made the shortlist.

AAT Awards Rebecca Elliott May 2019

New College Durham is successful at AAT Awards

New College Durham received recognition at the annual AAT Awards dinner. 


The Accounts/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/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/Finance Assistants can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public Sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions.


You will study the following:
  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Working Effectively in Accounting
  • Using Accounting Software.

You will complete an End Point Assessment that will include a structured interview supported by a portfolio and an in-tray test.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will attend college one day a week for lectures and practical sessions. All assessments are via on-line examinations.

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 apprenticeship, you may progress to Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship or the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Additional Costs

You will be advised to purchase the supporting textbooks at approximately £90. Re-sit fees are £50 per exam.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an informal discussion with a member of the AAT team. Please bring evidence of Level 2 maths and English.

Entry Criteria

You will hold five GCSEs, including maths and English at Level 2.