Assistant Accountant Level 3

Accounting Apprenticeship Assistant Accountant Level 3

Who is the programme for?

The Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship is for businesses who require existing employees or new recruits to be formally trained and qualified in accounting practices, in order to undertake day to day financial activities or be involved in regulatory financial requirements.


Typical job roles

Typical job roles include: Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Accounts Technician, Junior Accountant

How will your business benefit?

  • Increase in staff performance and productivity
  • Enables staff to get more involved, take ownership and contribute more positively to the business
  • Prepares participants for more responsibility and for future growth of the business
  • Levy paying organisations can utilise funds to maximise returns
  • Smaller organisations can claim 90% funding to cover the costs of the whole programme

How will employees benefit?

  • Increase in personal effectiveness
  • Increase in capability
  • Increase in confidence and competence

Programme overview

A highly flexible, blended programme that includes:

  • The AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Learning modules including Bookkeeping Controls, Bookkeeping Transactions, Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Account Preparation, Indirect Tax and Management Account Costing
  • A series of optional workshops or webinars delivered by industry experts
  • Regular one-to-one coaching with an experienced coach
  • Workbooks and online AAT resources
  • Opportunities to meet and share ideas with other participants on the programme

Entry requirements (for new recruits)

New entrants to our Future Talent programme are expected to have predicted (or have achieved) 5 GCSE (or equivalent) Grades A to D, with one Grade C in English and Maths (or equivalent new level grades). Where an administrator has not achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before their end-point assessment.


Typically 15 to 18 months


As well as full competency as an Assistant Accountant, on completion of the programme individuals should be able to progress into a number of career paths in the sector including Audit Trainee, Cooperate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller and Tax Accountant.

Costs and funding

Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to pay for apprenticeship training while generous funding is available to non-levy organisations.

Find out more

For more information please click on one of the links below or call us on 0161 200 1673.

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