Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship | Weston College

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

This Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience while you earn a wage. You’ll spend most of your week with your employer and attend College from occasionally to learn the theoretical elements of the role.

You’ll undertake a number of qualifications including the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 Advanced Diploma.

The course covers a range of topics, including advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation, management accounting (costing), indirect tax, ethics for accounting, and spreadsheets. We will also work with you to develop your English and maths skills.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll complete the AAT Advanced Diploma assessments, skills tests, a portfolio of evidence, a synoptic assessment and a professional discussion.

What could I do after this course?

Most Weston College apprentices are kept on by their employers after they finish their course. You’ll be equipped for a variety of roles, including accounting technician, accounts clerk or finance assistant.

You could also increase your skills with a higher apprenticeship or the Foundation Degree in Business with Management at University Centre Weston.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade 5/C and above and a Level 2 AAT qualification, or the AAT Bookkeeping qualifications. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
18 - 24 Months
Course code AVPACPF1SA

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What Our Students Say

Bella Febry, Business Studies

Bella Febry

“It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will definitely help my future career prospects."

Former school: Priory

Work Experience: Bella completed her work experience with international oil and gas company 'OiLSERV' in Dubai. During this Bella gained skills in HR, finance, IT, law, marketing, sales and project delivery.

Course: Business Studies

What next? After being awarded Work Experience Student of the Year, Bella aims to get a distinction star and then take a gap year before going to university.

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