Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship – AAT Level 3

About the course

This apprenticeship programme is designed and supported by employers, combining knowledge with practical work-based skills. It will give you all the fundamental skills needed to introduce you to accounting.

Entry Requirements

To study as an apprentice, you must be in employment. You must have a good standard of spoken and written English and be competent in core Numeracy skills. You will be required to demonstrate these skills by completing an online assessment. GCSE requirements will be determined by your employer, but will need to include Maths and English 9-5 (A*-C).

What will I do on this course?

You will initially be introduced to the fundamental bookkeeping skills that will enable advancement to increasingly complex finance office procedures and the professional ethics of working in an accounting environment. This will include the preparation of final accounts and VAT returns, management reporting and spread sheets. During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for accounting

As an apprentice you will also be required to complete a portfolio of evidence. This will be used to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined within the standard. Evidence for this element will be gathered from the workplace during the on-programme learning. Regular workplace visits by an assessor are an essential element of the apprenticeship framework.

Who is it for?

This course is ONLY available to those already employed in a financial role. Placements cannot be found for students.

How to apply

Apply online.

How Is this course assessed?

On programme learning consists of studying all the required modules (it is expected that learners will undertake the exams in these modules in preparation for the end point assessment). The apprenticeship end point assessment is in two parts. The first consists of an online synoptic assessment, giving you the opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through simulation in line with typical role activities. The second is the portfolio of evidence which demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined within the standard. You will then be required to reflect on the portfolio of evidence through a professional discussion.

What could I do next?

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting -Level 4 programme.

Additional cost

AAT membership fees are funded for apprentices.


You will need an interview for this course.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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