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

No formal requirements for entry to this course.

Additional Costs

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.

Study Aims

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.

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 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.

Where can it take me?