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Accounting Level 3 - Advanced Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn a wage while you are employed and learning the practical skills required for the job. Once employment is secured, you will be trained ‘on the job’ and given the opportunity to further develop and apply your accountancy skills and knowledge.


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  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code AK0SC / 10001

    Start Date September

    How long is the course? 12 months

    What time does the course start? TBC

    What time does the course end? TBC

    When does the course run? TBC

    Is this course eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? Yes

    Examining Body AAT

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • Who is this course for?

    This apprenticeship is aimed at students aged 16 and over who would like to pursue a technical career and gain a formal qualification.

    Any employment is challenging and an apprenticeship carries the extra demands of gaining your qualifications and being willing to continually update your knowledge and understanding and develop your skills. You will need to be conscientious, mature, reliable, self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic.

    The purpose of this framework is to train accountants who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisation. Roles that apprentices may perform at Level 3 include:

    • Trainee Accounting Technician.
    • Assistant Accountant.
  • Am I qualified to join the course?

    Progression into the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting can come from the following qualifications and apprenticeships:

    • GCSE's and alternative qualifications
    • A-Levels
    • 14-19 Diploma
    • Welsh Baccalaureate
    • Level 2 Diploma in Accounting
    • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting
  • Is an interview required?


  • What will the course cover?
    • Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities – you will learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. This will cover things such as health and safety, contract of employment and hours of work.
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • What will I be able to do as a result of the course?
    • Perform accountancy tasks including bookkeeping, computerised accounting and accounts preparation
    • Understand cash management, costs and revenues and indirect tax
    • Utilise spreadsheet software to complete a project
    • Understand professional ethics in accountancy and finance
    • Work effectively in accounting and finance
    • Develop working relationships with colleague
  • How will I be taught?

    Apprenticeships are achieved through a blended learning approach, incorporating taught sessions and workplace learning. Most of an apprentice’s training is performed in the work place on the job but there will also be the need to complete off-the-job training within college by day release. Each unit will be continually assessed with the majority of the assessment taking place at the college with the potential for some limited work placement assessment. You will receive one-to-one support, group teaching and advice from our team of qualified assessors and advisers.

  • How will I know I am progressing and how is the course assessed?

    You will be allocated an assessor whose role it is to evaluate your competency. When your assessor is satisfied that you have met all of the requirements for a unit they will confirm this by signing an evidence record sheet to show that the assessment is complete. The assessor will visit you in your work place on a regular basis. The apprenticeship is assessed by continuous assessment of practical, written and oral work, online testing, assessment in the workplace and through the production of a portfolio of work.

  • Will I have chance to get my own views across?

    You will have consistent contact with your assessor throughout the course. In addition, quarterly reviews with your assessor and workplace supervisor will you the opportunity to provide feedback on any aspect of the course. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to evaluate your course by completing a questionnaire.

  • What can the course lead to?

    Apprentices can progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting, the stand alone Level 4 Diploma in Accounting qualification and onto the following qualifications and job roles:

    • Foundation Degree in Accounting
    • Various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance
    • Accounts manager
  • How do I apply?

    Please complete and submit the Apprenticeship Enquiery Form, which should include an up to date reference. After the application form has been received an interview will be arranged. Start dates are set and are varied across the year and the interviews that will take place throughout the year are scheduled with consideration of these start dates.