Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship

The Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard is at Level 2, the current entry level for an accounting apprenticeship.


The Level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard was approved and published on Friday 19 July 2019.

There are many similarities between this apprenticeship and the Level 3 and Level 4 apprenticeships, but a couple of key differences.

  • Unlike the Level 3 and 4 apprenticeships, the Level 2 apprenticeship includes a mandated qualification. The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is one of the qualifications that's been approved to use as part of the apprenticeship.
  • The End Point Assessment (EPA) must be sat on top of the qualification unit and synoptic assessment (if using the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification as the mandated qualification).