Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship
About this 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. Part of your role will 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 you may find yourself involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations. 

What will I learn?

This apprenticeship is split into three sections; knowledge, skills and behaviours. 

The knowledge units include: 

  • Business awareness
  • IT systems and processes
  • Ethical Standards
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Management accounting

The skills units include: 

  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Produces quality and accurate information
  • Uses systems and processes
  • Problem solving

The behaviour units include: 

  • Embracing change
  • Adding value
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Personal accountability
  • Productivity
  • Team working and collaboration 
Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including Maths and English at grade C or above.

All applicants will be required to pass intial assessments in Maths, English and ICT, where a Level 1 grade must be achieved for acceptance onto the apprenticeship programme. 

Study, assessment and qualifications

The duration of this apprenticeship will take 15 to 18 months to complete. 

You will br required to attend college for 1 day per week during term time. 

Additional costs and information
What could I do next?

Successful completion of this apprenticeship not only ensures full competency as an Assistant Accountant, it also provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including, Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant. 

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.