Accounting Pre-Apprenticeship

Our Accounting Pre-Apprenticeship will fast track you to a successful career in accounting.

33 weeks
Churchgate House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 6EU

Course Overview

In just 33 weeks, you will gain all of the valuable qualifications, skills and knowledge that employers want. We will source 30 hours of work experience for you whilst on the programme and 90% of our course graduates immediately go on to a level 3 accounting apprenticeship. As a career, apprentices can progress to an accounts manager and a chartered accountant.

This course is a fast and effective pathway into the world of accounting with expert guidance, support and preparation for the AAT professional exams and projects and tuition by individuals who have extensive training and real industry experience.

In the level 2 foundation diploma in accounting and business, learners will cover modules that include:

Elements of costing, business communications and personal skills, bookkeeping transactions, bookkeeping controls, working effectively in accounting and finance, introduction to business law, introduction to payroll, using accounting systems and developing study skills.

In the level 2 certificate in customer service, learners will cover modules that include:

Delivering customer service within a workplace and supporting customer service in the workplace.

In the level 1 certificate in employability, learners will cover units such as:

Planning for progression, managing personal finance, work based experience, career planning and making applications, and contributing to a team.

All learners also undertake 30 hours of work experience in an accounting or finance office as part of their qualification. 

Course details:

Where: The course is based in Manchester City Centre and you will achieve a level 2 foundation diploma in accounting and finance and level 1 certificate in employability

Start date: September/October (3 days per week, 6 hours per day)

Entry requirements:

5 GCSE grades A-C (including maths and English) or level 2 function skills in English and maths

You will receive an allowance of up to £10 per week. There may be additional bursaries that you can apply for. 

Grace Robinson - Accountancy Pre-Apprenticeship, Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accounting with Manchester Metropolitan University:

“I’ve really enjoyed the training at The Growth Company. I feel like I made the right choice, as I’m progressing well in my career.  At 19, I’m a permanent employee with a good employer and my prospects are good.  I’ve already recommended the route I took to several friends.  I feel like I’ve come a long way in a short time, and Manchester Metropolitan University have supported me all the way.”