Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

The Level 3 includes AAT Qualifications

Who is the level 3 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 accountancy practice. The programme is available for new and existing employees.

Typical job roles for an Assistant Accountant Apprentice

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

AAT Qualifications included

  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Overview of AAT Level 3 Modules

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

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

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider
  • National Delivery That Supports Social Mobility
  • Ofsted ‘Good’ Rating & High Success Rates
  • Online and Classroom Options Available
  • Multiple Starting Points Throughout the Year – So Learners Can Start Quickly
  • All Our Coaches & Trainers are Industry Specialists
  • Employers & Learners Rate Our Services as Excellent

Progression to level 4

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

Testimonials & Reviews

‘5 Stars – If I could give higher I would. I am towards the end of my L3 accounting apprenticeship and the support my coach and AAT tutor have given me has been amazing. I have been able to grow and learn a lot throughout my apprenticeship and that is thanks to the team. I would highly recommend the Apprentice Academy!’ – Umair Yousaf – Social Chain

‘The Apprentice Academy is incredible. All the staff are super supportive, you know exactly where you are on your apprenticeship journey and with your studying. I would 100% recommend it to anyone! Special shout out to Katie who is amazing, the best coach you could wish for :)’ – Georgia Tanton – A G Smith & Co Ltd

‘The Apprentice Academy helped me throughout my studies of AAT Level 3 and AAT Level 4. The support was great, and I couldn’t have asked for any better. Big thanks to my learning coach and tutor!’ – Chloe Johnson – Greenhalghs Craft Bakery Ltd

‘Everything you need from a training provider; well-structured course, plenty of resources and the staff are incredibly supportive!’ – Beth Finney – The Black Farmer Ltd

‘I studied my AAT Level 3 and 4 qualifications here as part of my apprenticeship and have nothing but positive thoughts towards the academy. The tutors and coaches were excellent, friendly and helpful and I would recommend anyone considering an apprenticeship.’ – Tom Forshaw – J Murphy & Sons Ltd

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 the apprenticeship for employees aged 22 +. The government will cover 100% of the cost for employees aged 16-21 (New mandate from 1st April 2024).

Eligibility criteria for employees to do an Apprenticeship:

  • The employee must be aged 16 or above (there is no upper age limit)
  • The employee can work full or part time hours
  • The employee works for a company in England
  • The employee spends > 50% of their time working in England (remote and hybrid workers included)
  • The employee has some gaps in their knowledge and skill that relates to their occupational role
  • The employee has the right to work in England
  • The employee has spent the last 3 years living in England

Next start dates

Check out our latest Timetables for 2024.

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