Course Name: Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.

What's Involved

This is an Apprenticeship designed as an entry level role into the accountancy profession, and can lead into a variety of careers with supporting professional qualifications. The role is applicable to a wide range of employers across the sector in both large and small firms and in industry, practice and public sector. The programme will deliver the core knowledge required to work effectively in a finance role, and supports learners to develop the behaviours and skills necessary for a successful career.

As part of the AAT programme, learners will study the following modules:

> Advanced Bookkeeping

> Final Accounts Preparation

> Management Accounting:Costing

> Indirect Tax

> Ethics for Accountants

> Spreadsheets for Accounting

In addition, a workplace portfolio will be produced using a supplied template, that will demonstrate competency across a range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours. The portfolio evidence will consist largely of activities carried out as part of the apprentice’s job role.

Course Assessment Method

Each AAT module is assessed via a computer based exam. In addition to the modules listed there is an additional synoptic assessment, this takes account of learning from the majority of modules on the programme and forms part of the End Point Assessment.

The End Point Assessment:

> Each Apprenticeship standard is concluded with a competency test called the End Point Assessment. For the Assistant > Accountant standard this assessment consists of the following elements:

> The synoptic assessment

> The produced portfolio

> A reflective discussion with an AAT assessor.

What's Next

Students from this programme have continued on to study Level 4 AAT, this programme can also be studied as an Apprenticeship. Alternatively you could work as a Credit Controller or Management Accounts Clerk and progress to more senior roles.

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Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: September 2019

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