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Assistant Accountant Level 3 Standard


Approx. duration:18 months

Start date: September

Attendance: One day a week at the 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 9-4/A-C 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: 

  • Assistant Accountant Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Additional Cost)
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Additional Cost)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Additional Cost)

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: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practise or alternatively 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.

Institute for Apprenticeships