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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Accounting

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length15 Months
  3. Type of CourseApprenticeship
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual FeeTo Be Confirmed

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The Details

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs. This course will start to develop your skills in a range of accounting procedures and expand you knowledge in business administration. Mostly targeted towards manual accounting, you will also get to grips with computerised accounting and other software applications. You will learn how to work with the purchase ledger, sales ledger and general ledger, and will also gain a basic understanding of costing. Level 2 consists of the following units:

  • Basic Accounting 1
  • Basic Accounting 2
  • Basic Costing
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance Apprentices take an additional unit on Professional Ethics. As you work towards your qualification your progress will be assessed in two ways. Most of the units are assessed by online supervised exams authorised and assessed by the AAT. However, two units are completed through online assignments and these will be assessed by your tutor with the results notified to the AAT.

    Other Important Info

  • Your course will be classroom-based and lessons are a combination of theory and practical exercises
  • You will have homework set each week to reinforce your learning
  • The course fee does not include registration with the AAT, which must be completed within four weeks of starting your course (at the very latest), information and prices can be found on
  • Any re-sits will be charged at the fees set by the AAT at the time
  • Five textbooks will be required for the level 2 Certificate; information and prices can be found on

    Future Prospects

    If you enjoy the course and find your flair for accounting, you can progress to the Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. You could train in roles like:

  • accounts assistant
  • accounts clerk
  • cashier
  • credit control clerk
  • finance assistant
  • purchase ledger clerk
  • sales ledger clerk

    Entry Requirements

    Students need to have the following:

  • Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week
  • A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-C / 9-4 including maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Peter Oladipa

      I chose to come to MidKent College as I wanted a second chance. I was doing an apprenticeship that I wasn't enjoying and really wanted to get back into full-time education. After looking at the prospectus, I was unsure of what to choose, so I came in one day for a visit and spoke to a career advisor. That was where I chose to my course: ...