Course details may be subject to change.
This Assistant Accountant apprenticeship offers a good intermediary level accounting qualification if you are looking to progress from a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification, to gain experience working in accounting.
No formal requirements for entry to this course.
You may choose to purchase the recommended texts.
What are the next steps?
You will have an informal discussion with a member of the AAT team.
Please bring evidence of Level 2 maths and English.
Please bring with you proof of ID, e.g. passport or driving license or birth certificate.
The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting covers a range of essential and complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.
Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication.
This qualification comprises four mandatory units:
- Business Awareness
- Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
- Management Accounting Techniques
- Tax Processes for Businesses
Teaching and Assessment
The course is assessed via computer based assessments which are taken throughout the year, and marked by the AAT.
End Point Assessment
The end point assessment for this apprenticeship will consist of two parts.
A synoptic end-test giving you the opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through a simulation. This will be assessed through the existing AAT synoptic assessment that maps to the current Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard, gathered during your practical experience in the workplace, combined with a reflective discussion: a structured interview to examine the portfolio evidence and your journey in more detail.
The reflective discussion will be conducted by an Independent Assessor (IA) appointed by AAT.
Upon successful completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship, you may progress to Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship or the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.