Advanced Apprenticeship AAT in Accounting (Level 3)

  • This apprenticeship is delivered predominantly within a classroom environment (usually on a day release basis) where the apprentice is able to access excellent resources to develop their practice. 
  • The delivery team are vocationally expert and are able to share their knowledge and experience of excellent accountancy practice. 
  • The apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a dedicated Instructor/Trainer.  The Instructor/Trainer will liaise with the employer to ensure that the progress of the apprenticeship is maintained.  In addition, the apprentice will utilise the support tools within the electronic mapping and tracking tool that the College utilises

Course Content

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2 (if required)
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 (if required)


  • Account preparation
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders & partnership
  • Cost and revenues
  • Indirect Tax
  • Professional ethics
  • Spreadsheet software

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements of the framework are GCSE Grade C in Maths and English. This framework must match the apprentice’s job role. Initial English and Maths BKSB at Level 2. However, many employers require good (A*-C) GCSE passes in English and Maths in order to enter an Advanced Apprenticeship, and a Level 3 qualification (such as A Level or BTEC National) in order to start the Higher Apprenticeship. Apprentices will ideally have completed a level 2 Accounting Apprenticeship.

Progression Opportunities

Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress to a
  • Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in AAT
  • Job Roles including:

    • Accounts Assistant
    • Assistant Management Accountant
    • Semi-Senior in Accounting Practice
    • Finance Assistant

    Next Steps

    Key Facts



    Course Duration:

    2 Years

    Start Dates:

    Before you can start an Apprenticeship, you need to be in employment. The course start dates are flexible to fit around your employer.