Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship

A globally recognised qualification in partnership with Grant Thornton.

To get in touch, call us on 0333 323 4050

Home > ApprenticeshipsAccounting > Level 3

Grant Thornton Logo PNG
Every well-balanced accountant must start somewhere!
This advanced accountancy apprenticeship will give you the increased confidence and knowledge to launch your accountancy career.

Babington’s NextGen Apprenticeships


Learn anywhere, anytime

Learn anywhere, anytime

We provide the only distance learning course to go alongside your apprenticeship, with digital learning through Babington Online. Cover your topics and complete your course on the go.


Interactive resources

Interactive resources

Enriched learning experience with quizzes, video lectures, and case study scenarios to develop your skills.


Tutoring and support

Tutoring and support

Supportive and responsive tutors, who are available for one-to-one chat sessions. You can also share your experiences with like-minded learners and professionals on our forum.

Register at a drop-in session hosted by Grant Thornton to arrange a personalised 1:1 conversation around the apprenticeship levy with a specialist.

Session times are 8.30am – 2pm.


What will this course involve?

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:

  • Level 2 Bookkeeping modules
  • 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?

There is no prior experience needed in order to apply for this apprenticeship, but candidates need to have their GCSE 4 or equivalent for Maths and English.

Having a keen interest in accounts is essential, and maths and English ability at level 1 or above are also advantageous.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.

For more information, get in touch with us below, or speak to our advisors on 0333 323 4050

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.

Apprentice or Employer?