Assistant Accountant, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship builds upon the knowledge gained at Level 2 and provides a deeper understanding of complex accounting principles and practices. You will develop your analytical skills, enabling you to interpret financial statements, analyse business performance, and provide strategic financial recommendations. You will also gain a solid grasp of budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis, equipping you to support businesses in making informed financial decisions.
You will consider more complex ethical scenarios and learn how to navigate professional challenges while maintaining the highest standards of integrity. You will also be exposed to industry-standard accounting systems and gain proficiency in using them effectively.
An apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced professionals in the accounting or finance industry, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
When you study with us you will automatically join our Business Career Excellence Hub, which is endorsed by leading employers who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme. Through guest lectures, company visits, work experience and recruitment events, you will have unrivalled access to potential employers – that means invaluable industry insight and numerous networking opportunities. You’ll study in purpose-built classrooms, designed to enhance your learning experience, and you’ll benefit from a wide range of facilities including our new boardroom and business suite. Your mentors will be experienced tutors and assessors who have worked in reputable firms and run their own businesses. They will guide you through your study programme and placement, and ensure you’re fully prepared for your next steps after college.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
This Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience while you earn a wage. You will spend most of your week with your employer and attend College occasionally to learn the theoretical elements of the role.
You will undertake a number of qualifications including the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 Diploma. The programme 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.
The components of this course include:
Management Accounting Costing
Final Accounts Preparation
Spreadsheets and Ethics for Accountants
Around 80% of your time will be spent in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where you’ll put these skills into practice. You will be assessed via two examinations and two projects.
You will complete the AAT Advanced Diploma assessments, skills tests, a portfolio of evidence, a synoptic assessment, and a professional discussion.
You will need a minimum of either Maths and English at grade 9-5 or a Level 2 AAT qualification, or the AAT Bookkeeping qualification.
To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice: How to Apply for an Apprenticeship | Weston College
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