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Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

As well as becoming a fully competent Assistant Accountant, this Apprenticeship provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

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

As part of the Apprenticeship, you will have monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor, with 6 hours per week off the job training which will be tracked. You will build a portfolio showing your work-based evidence.

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Study Location
18 Months
depending on Level
Level 3
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Ideally, you will have 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English & maths or equivalent
    Those without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Business Awareness
  • IT Systems & Processes
  • Ethical Standards
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Produces Quality & Accurate Information
  • Uses Systems & Processes
  • Problem Solving
  • Embracing Change
  • Adding Value
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Personal Accountability
  • Productivity
  • Team Working & Collaboration
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship


  • Audit Trainee
  • Corporate Recovery Analyst
  • Credit Controller
  • Tax Accountant
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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