Accounts/Finance Assistant

Maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

Standard Code


On Programme Delivery

12 months



Gateway Requirements

• Level 2 Maths and English.
L2 Professional Qualification completed:
• AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
• ACCA Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (Level 2)
• IAB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
• ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping"

Pre-Assessment Meeting

• 30 minutes maximum.
• Remote telephone or video conference.
• Explanation of the assessments.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio Review
• Remotely reviewed by our assessors.

Structured Interview (Based on Portfolio)
• Carried out remotely.
• 60 minutes duration.

In-Tray Test
• 115 minutes duration.
• Carried out and invigilated. Remotely
• 20 multiple choice questions.


• Fail/Pass/Distinction.
• Results released within 5 working days of final assessment result.


• Sent from ESFA directly to employer.
• Certificate received 5 days after final apprentice grade is released.