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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting (AAT)

An apprenticeship in Accounting will develop your accounting and finance skills
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  • Subject Area: Accounting/Bookkeeping / Apprenticeships
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking to earn a salary, receive on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace.

    An apprenticeship in Accounting will develop your accounting and finance skills. You will need to have a contract of employment, and work for at least 30 hours each week.

    Job Roles

    You will need to work in a business and be involved with the more complex financial processes - from preparing accounts to creating reports, and mastering professional ethics. Your exact duties will depend on your employer.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

    • Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting
    • Functional Skill Level 2 in Maths
    • Functional Skill Level 2 in English
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

    Course units include:

    • Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
    • Producing final accounts for sole traders
    • Analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management
    • Understanding principles of ethical working
    • Communicating VAT information
    • Selecting and using appropriate formulae and data analysis tools and techniques

    You will attend college for one day per week over one academic year.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    It is an advantage to have a Grade C or above in Maths and English. If you have not achieved a Grade C, you will need to complete a course in Functional skills. You will need to demonstrate an interest in the finance sector. All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.


    How will I be assessed?

    You will be continually assessed throughout your training by attendance at college. An assessor will visit you and provide support in your workplace. Your portfolio of evidence will be assessed, and there are also external examinations.


    Next Steps

    This qualification is ideal if you want to work in Finance, and achieve a formal qualification. On completion you could progress onto the Level 4 AAT Diploma.

    Job roles this apprenticeship could lead to include Audit Trainee, Credit Controller or a Payroll Supervisor. The approximate starting salary for an Audit Trainee is £18,000 and for a Payroll Supervisor the approximate starting salary is £26,000 upon completion of your apprenticeship.

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