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.
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.
‘Since starting my apprenticeship, I have learnt a lot and passed my first AAT exam with flying colours. The workshops are good and I have regular contact with my tutor. The support I have received from The Apprentice Academy has been great.’ – Kate Highfield, KLH Bookkeeping
‘I have had a really good experience with the Apprentice Academy and I’m really excited to carry on growing with my qualification. Andy, the tutor has been amazing and I feel like I’ve learned so much with him over the past month. All the help and study materials are also really useful as we have access to different areas such as Kaplan and also the resources on OneFile.’ – Joseph Rose, Payroll Apprentice, Murphy Grp
‘The Apprentice Academy have been amazing throughout the whole process of my Apprenticeship from the start where Tony helped find the perfect apprenticeship for me through to Andy my Accountancy Coach who has an amazing skill of being able to break down concepts to help his students understand thoroughly. I would highly recommend the Apprentice Academy to anyone looking at taking the next step for their career.’ – James Wigley, Finance Apprentice MJ Wilson Grp
‘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
Find out more
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