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Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3

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    Part Time

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    18 Months

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    Boston or Spalding

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    September 2023

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The Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship will equip apprentices with skills and knowledge that can be directly applied in their roles.

This apprenticeship will prepare apprentices for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles. Learners will then move on to mastering more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

Advanced Accounting Apprentices work in job roles such as trainee accounting technician or assistant accountant.

This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. Apprentices will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. They will also gain software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.

The structure of this apprenticeship allows students to achieve the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Advanced Diploma in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT qualification enables those working in accounting or those looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

What will I do?

Throughout the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship you will cover a range of key areas, including:

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses
  • Business Awareness

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship are five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including Maths and successful completion of the Level 2 AAT qualification (or equivalent).

You will also need to be in a relevant job role.

The Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship will take you 18 months to complete.

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online and On Campus model. Apprentices will attend college every week as well will study online materials during allotted time at work.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at college with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

You will attend College every Tuesday evening in Boston or Spalding.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to attend during the day this will be 10am – 1pm, Thursday in Boston only.

This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.

As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).

For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248.

There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.

Aged 16 to 18.

The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81. per hour.

Aged 19 or over and in your first year.

The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4..81 per hour.

Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.

You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.

If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248.

If you would like to gain the Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you will need to pay exam entry fees of £245. You will also need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - which is currently £225 for the duration of this qualification. This will be invoiced separately.

To complete the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to complete:

  • A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on-programme stage and detailed in the standard
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise a range of evidence produced in the workplace to show that the Apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail

Upon successful completion of the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and become a professional AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB).

You could progress on to the Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship - AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting at Level 4.

The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this apprenticeship will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.

If you would like to gain the Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you will need to pay exam entry fees of £245. You will also need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - which is currently £225 for the duration of this qualification. This will be invoiced separately.

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