The qualifications will develop accounting skills and knowledge in a number of areas, such as:
- banking procedures
- maintaining control accounts
- preparing and recording financial documentation
- spreadsheet software
- prepare accounts for partnerships
- computerised accounts software
- preparing and completing VAT returns.
You will learn on the job in the work environment or in the classroom and be assessed using a variety of methods to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competency across the qualification and to the relevant level. Assessment methods include:
Which level is right for me?
- workplace assessment – observation and witness statements
- work-based assessment (workplace simulation)
- oral presentation and questioning.
Ideal for you if you are new to accounting, wishing to develop your business support skills or certificate your experience in an accounting role.
You have some experience in accounting, and are expected to produce reports or supervise others, or have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate.
You may wish to use these qualifications as part of an Apprenticeship programme - Intermediate (level 2) or Advanced (Level 3) in England and Foundation (Level 2) or Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Wales.