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Accountancy and Bookkeeping

Do you want to learn a trade that will open up opportunities for you and prepare you for work with a wide variety of businesses and industries that could take you around the world??

The opportunities open to you really are endless if you decide on a career in accounting. Not only can this be a well paid and respected profession, but it provides valuable skills and knowledge, that are transferable into other career paths or a route to working at the top of an organisation.

Accountancy is not just about number crunching – it's about strategy, challenges, business, problem solving and much more.

Aplus offer a number of different courses and routes. If you are considering your next step and a full time college course isn't right for you, this doesn’t mean you can't become a highly skilled professional in your field – an accountancy apprenticeship may put you ahead of the game.

For more information, advice and guidance about accountancy apprenticeships get in touch with Aplus training today!

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Potential progression options for courses in this subject area include:

  • Example Careers: finance manager, accounts payable assistant, self employed accountant, cost accountant, credit controller, tax manager, bookkeeper, purchase or sales ledger clerk or trainee in payroll, audit trainee, commercial analyst
  • You could progress onto other accountancy professional courses offered by Aplus training - CIMA or ACCA.

What our students are saying

Overall I am highly satisfied and do not regret taking the apprenticeship route from college as I know I am learning and gaining qualifications that will enable to achieve more in the future.

Luke Woodman; AAT Level 2 Apprentice with Global Services Ltd

Whilst studying my AAT I set myself a career goal to become a Finance Director, I am now studying towards the CIMA qualification - it is developing my knowledge and understanding of business practices and providing the skills I need to achieve my aim. Aplus training supports me in my studies, I am passing exams, I am more confident in my analytical and decision making skills and feel I am on my way to fulfilling my career aspirations.


Members of staff at the Exeter Deaf Academy have been approachable and friendly, and it is a welcoming and cheerful place to work. I have also got the chance to start learning sign language which is a brilliant and different opportunity rather than working in an accountancy firm.

Emma Lancelles; AAT Level 2 Apprentice with the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

I have always been interested in finance and an apprenticeship in accounting is giving me a perfect opportunity to gain the qualifications and the skills I need to have a full and successful career. I have also loved playing football, so working at Devon County FA means that I can always be interested in the work that I am doing.

Carlton, AAT Level 2 Apprentice with the Devon County Football Association
Did you know?

... that Bubblegum was invented in 1928 by an accountant named Walter E. Dimer?

... that John Grisham has a degree in Accounting?

... that Kevin Hayes, FD of Man Group ranks as the UK’s best paid FD for the second year running with a £433,676 basic package and over £2m in bonuses. Total pay = over £2.5m?

... that Mick Jagger studied Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics, before turning to Rock and Roll?

About Aplus

Our accountancy courses are delivered by Aplus training, which is now part of Exeter College. Aplus training specialise in delivering accounting qualifications, by professional tutors with experience of the industry. Training is offered to learners 16+ and adults and a range of courses providing the complete progression route to becoming a certified accountant. Visit their website for a full list of courses available:

Aplus training are based in Plymouth and Exeter with links to some great businesses and professions here in the south west that offer apprenticeships.

Visit Aplus training website for a live list of current vacancies

Courses in Exeter take place at: Aplus training, 1st floor, Bradninch Court, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PL

Courses in Plymouth take place at: Aplus training, Unit 6, 31 Phoenix Street, Plymouth, PL1 3DN

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