Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship

The Level 3 includes AAT Qualifications

Who is the programme for?

The Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship is for employees who want to be formally trained and qualified so they can competently perform all the day to day accounting activities that are required within a finance department or practice. The programme is available for new and existing employees.


15 to 18 months

AAT Qualifications included

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (complimentary)
  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Typical job roles

Typical job roles for this accounting course include: Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Accounts Technician, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sales Ledger Clerk and Assistant Accountant.

This Apprenticeship has been developed by employers and specialist Awarding Bodies to ensure that employees that work within these job roles develop all the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to confidently perform all routine financial transactions.

Programme overview

Learners can gain their qualifications through one of two learning routes. Classroom learning or online learning with support. All learners receive comprehensive learning materials which include study and training packs, revision guides, pocket notes and mock tests.

Classroom sessions are run every week at our training centre in Manchester, whilst online sessions are run once per month. Learners have access to real time online sessions where they can interact with tutors and access the recorded sessions afterwards. Learners choosing this type of learning method need to be well-disciplined students who can allocate 3 to 4 hours per week to studying the materials provided.

Overview of Modules

As part of the programme learners will cover the following modules:

  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax
  • Management Account Costing

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Winners of the AAT Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year’ National Award 2019.
  • All our trainers and coaches are AAT qualified and have worked in industry/practice themselves.
  • Learners receive structured and well-planned support with their Portfolio
  • High rates of first time AAT exam passes (exceed national averages by at least 20%)
  • Highest rates of end point assessment passes – currently 100%


Following completion learners can progress to the Level 4 Professional Accounting Apprenticeship which incorporates the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Costs and funding

Employers paying the apprenticeship levy can use their funds to pay for this programme. Smaller organisations with an annual payroll bill of less than £3 million per year, will need to contribute 5% towards the cost of this programme. The rest will be paid for by the UK government.


“I have received a lot support with my AAT, not only in the classroom but also at home. This is because my tutor is always willing to answer my questions whether that is face to face or via email. They always ask me if I am alright and if the lessons are going well. This has helped me to be reassured that if I had any problems, I could go to them for help. I have enjoyed studying AAT and I hope to proceed on to the next level.” Jovilda Messa, Finance Apprentice, Network Rail

“The program The Apprentice Academy (TAA) runs for their apprentices is clear and well-structured and the level of support our apprentices receive throughout their apprenticeships is invaluable, the relationship we have with them is far more than an external partner and they really value what we are looking to achieve as a business and actively look to work with us to make this possible. Having worked with other Apprenticeship providers it’s very clear the support TAA provides their apprentices is second to none. It’s a perfect training partnership, leaving the apprentices happy they are being trained effectively and knowing they have the opportunity to fully put into practice everything they learn, and we have the confidence in knowing that all our AAT apprentices have been given in depth technical training by professional trainers. We honestly can’t rate TAA highly enough. We genuinely see TAA as a long-term part of our growth plans for the future of our business.” Amanda Wilcox, Training & Recruitment Manager, MAP

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