Undertaken as soon as possible upon completion of Year 3, this is carried out by the University, an independent end point assessment organisation and the apprentice’s employer. Learners are required to present a learning portfolio and summary project to demonstrate their growth in knowledge and professional development.
This apprenticeship is usually delivered through block learning, with learners attending university one day per week for five weeks, and focusing on one topic at a time. For the remainder of their time, the apprentice is in their workplace putting their learning to the test in a real world setting.
Assessments methods include a mixture of group presentations, written assignments and portfolios, as well as traditional accountancy exams.
Apprentice / employer support
Learners have a personal tutor who will remain a source of advice and guidance throughout the apprenticeship. They will also be supported by module tutors and university Helpzone staff who are contactable by telephone, in person and online.
Employers are able to access our dedicated apprenticeship support team, who are here to ensure that businesses get the best from both the learner and the programme.
This is a Level 7 apprenticeship.
Individual employers set the selection criteria but apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end¬ point assessment.
Apprentices should be in full-time employment (e.g. at least employed for 30 hours per week) throughout the duration of their apprenticeship, and 20% of their working hours should be spent on off-the-job training.