2024/25 - Start dates vary, apply now

Study mode

Part Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


Level 3

Awarding body


Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.


This course is free to apprentices. Small companies may need to make a contribution towards training costs, large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy, if they have funds available

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.

Entry Criteria

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or maths. OR L2 Diploma in this subject.

Additional Costs

Text books cost around £100-£120 Resit fees £61 - £64

What are the next steps?

You will have an informal discussion with a member of the AAT team.

Please bring evidence of GCSE/Level 2 maths and English.

Please bring with you proof of ID, e.g. passport or driving license or birth certificate.

Study Aims

This qualification covers a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques and disciplines. Students will learn and develop skills needed for a range of financial processes, including maintaining cost accounting records, advanced bookkeeping and the preparation of financial reports and returns.

Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication.

Modules Studied

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 knowledge assessment giving the apprentice the opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through questions. This is linked to a scenario letting them apply their knowledge using reasoning for the approach taken to resolving a particular problem or question.

A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio should demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard, gathered from the apprentice’s practical experience in the workplace. The professional discussion will be conducted by an Independent Assessor (IA) appointed by AAT, and will look to examine the learner journey in more detail.

Where can it take me?