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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 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 degree in Business with Management at University Centre Weston.
You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-5 or above and a Level 2 AAT qualification, or the AAT Bookkeeping qualification. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
Occupations related to Assistant Accountant, Apprenticeship
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What our students say
Bella Febry, Business Studies
“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.