Accounting Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship


Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Your Framework (FRA02481):

  • Association of Accounting Technicians Level 3 Certificate in Accounting.
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths (depending on grades/initial assessment on entry).

Entry Requirements:

  • To be at least 16 years of age.
  • To be in paid employment or to be placed into employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week (in a relevant role).
  • GCSE grade C in Maths and English (or equivalent) or have completed an initial assessment of your literacy and numeracy and demonstrate the ability to achieve a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths at level 2 or equivalent.

Start Date: September 2016 Duration: 12 months Attendance: Classroom based           

Framework Overview

You will spend 6 hours per week in an AAT lesson and where required further time for Functional Skills. Apprentices are required work in an accounting setting.

Completing the programme will involve the study of a range of  bookkeeping and accounting controls. An examination will be sat at the end of each unit and will culminate in a final synoptic exam at the end of the year.  Exams may take place outside of classroom times.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills to perform in the financial and accounting industries as well as strengthening your CV.

If you wish to continue with your studies then you may wish to consider the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting or Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. Learners may progress to Higher Education to Foundation Degree in Accounting or various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance, other recognised programmes.

Tuition Costs

There are no costs to the Apprentice aged between 16 and 23 to complete an Apprenticeship.

The training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded; for Apprentices that are aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course, a one-off training contribution fee is required from their employer (who may be eligible for a grant).

For Apprentices aged 24 and over and enrol upon an advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship, the employer will be charged a fee.

Additional Costs

You will need to join the AAT as a student member.  This involves paying a joining fee which is currently £40 as well as the annual membership fee which is currently £86.  In addition to this you will also need to purchase textbooks for each unit, costing approximately £70 in total.

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email