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Assistant Accountant Level 3 Standard



Approx. duration:18 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: Weekly sessions Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including Maths and English 9-3/A-E or a commitment to undertake Level 2 maths and English. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and have a contract of employment.

On programme learning: 

  • English and Maths (if required) to achieve either (additional costs)
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

End-point assessment: Delivered by AAT

Progression: As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the foundation for progression into several career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Course Summary:

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their 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, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.