Accounting Apprenticeships Level 3
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What will I be doing?
The Advanced apprenticeship level in Accounting will strengthen the knowledge gained during the Foundation programme, giving you more responsibilities and complex tasks to reinforce your accounting skills. By gaining more industry experience and gaining an advanced qualification, you will achieve increased confidence and knowledge within accounts and finance, and a solid base in which to progress your accounting career.
The level 3 advanced certificate is made up of six areas, which include:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Spreadsheets for Accounting
- Ethics for Accountants
What qualifications will I achieve?
On completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve a Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If required, you can also take level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.
The Level 3 Advanced Diploma is the second stage of a three tier qualification that results in an AAT membership. Click here to learn about the next (and final) stage in the AAT, the higher accounting apprenticeship.
What are the entry requirements?
As a progression from the level 2 apprenticeship in accounting, you will need to be able to demonstrate equivalent skills via an AAT assessment, or you should have at least a years’ experience working in an accounting role.
Having a keen interest in accounts is essential, and maths and English ability at level 1 or above are also advantageous.
What can I do afterwards?
The Level 3 Advanced qualification will open up doors to roles such as an audit trainee, an insolvency executive, a payroll supervisor, or you can enter the industry through a host of other roles.
You may also decide to progress onto the final level of the AAT through the Accountancy level 4 apprenticeship.
What impressed me most about my level 2 studies was the way that most things I learned during the qualification linked to the work I was doing in the office. This really helped me to understand the role better, as I knew about everything that was happening behind the scenes. All my tutors have been exceptional teachers, and the fact that I have passed all my exams first time only proves this!
I’d recommend the AAT training through apprenticeship route to any young budding Accountant. With the support of my employer I was able to earn and learn at the same time rather than coming out of University with debt and no guarantee of a job at the end of it. The support of Babington Group has enabled me not only to complete my AAT qualifications but also to compete at prestigious events such as WorldSkillsUK.
During my AAT studies the Babington staff were really helpful. They were flexible with exam dates, and the tutors were really helpful in spending extra time with me if I didn’t understand things. It was particularly helpful that they had previously worked in business, so they gave me practical examples of when certain skills were used. Their genuine enthusiasm for the subject helped me realise that this is not just a job – it’s a career.