Apprenticeship standard: Assistant Accountant

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard: Assistant Accountant

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3AA Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    
AAT Apprenticeships


About the course

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. Roles would normally 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 an 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. Typical job titles could include Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • The apprenticeship made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college, one day a week. This can include, but is not subject to, Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AAT).
  • Skills are taught within the work place. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills; Analysis, Communication, Produces Quality and Accurate Information, Uses Systems and Processes and Problem Solving. You will be allocated a work based assessor to support you with this.
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • If you do not have a 4 or above (A-C) in English and maths, you will be required to study Functional Skills at Level 2.
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

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Your future

What Next?

What are the benefits?
Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

On completion of this standard, some apprentices may progress onto the Professional Accountant/Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship, or Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting, or secure a job within the industry.

Further information or to recruit an Apprentice,
Please contact our Employer Hotline on 01252 407299
Or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice


Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

5 GCSEs - A*-C/4-9 including Maths and English

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