Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inAssistant Accountant

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an Assistant Accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month-end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

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Key Facts

Apprenticeship Level:


Start Dates:

Indicative Cost:

College Code: C-AP3ASAC

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

Existing employees working within a Finance profession who have hands on experience but desire a Business qualification for further development. Typical job roles include Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk.

Course Content

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Account Preparation
  • Management Accounting Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Spreadsheets
  • Professional Ethics / Synoptic assessment

Qualifications included in the Apprenticeship:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Assistant Accountant
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)

Assessment Methods

  • Regular formative reviews between employer, apprentice and the college.
  • Development of assignments demonstrating learning from their job role or work place.
  • Competency-based interviews.
  • Observation in workplace.
  • Synoptic exam.
  • Professional discussion relating to CPD activity.

Entry Requirements

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate.

GCSE C (4) in English & Maths or minimum IA English and Maths Level 2.

English & Maths

If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) English & Maths they must study for and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 English & Maths.

This will be completed through a day release to attend Loughborough College.

Progression Opportunities

Level 3 Business Administration

Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor

Level 4 Professional Tax Accountant

Level 5 Operations Manager

Level 6 CMDA

Delivery Model

Work based training and assessments to complement the skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace.

College based training currently one day or two evenings per week, alongside additional attendance of fortnightly Apprenticeship sessions.

Day release to complete Functional Skills if required.

Average duration is 18 months which includes an End Point Assessment.

Payment Breakdown

Levy payers pay 100% of training costs via Levy.

Non Levy employers with 50+ staff or for an Apprentice aged 19+, pay 5% of training costs.

Non Levy Employers with less than 50 staff and an Apprentice aged 18 or younger, fully funded.

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