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Accountancy Apprenticeship

Assistant Accountant Level 3

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This apprenticeship is designed to empower you as you enter the world of finance – laying the foundations for a successful career.

The Babington Assistant Accountant Level 3 apprenticeship has been developed by industry experts to build the skills required to master the principles of professional accountancy. This programme will develop your technical skills, alongside building proficiency in systems and accounting tools; effective problem solving; communication; and report authoring.

Whether you are looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, your new skillset will allow you to add value to your organisation as you learn and further your knowledge across all aspects of finance excellence.

Who is this programme for?

  • Individuals looking to kick-start a career as a professional accountant
  • Businesses looking to take on and upskill entry level talent
  • To be eligible you must be able to evidence Maths and English at GCSE grade A-C or 4-9

At a glance

Relevant to

Anyone wishing to pursue a career in accounting

Entry requirements

Maths and English GCSE grade A-C, 4-9 or equivalent

Apprenticeship

Type

Apprenticeship

Standard

AAT Advanced Diploma

Level 3

Level

Level 3

Format/Modality

Blended learning delivery

Duration

15 months + 3 month EPA

England

Geography

England

Cost

£8,000, Levy funded

Contextualisation available

Yes

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Programme outcomes

For employers

Our Assistant Accounting programme combines dedicated workplace mentoring, on-the-job experience, access to high-quality online resources alongside an outstanding blended delivery model. This apprenticeship builds employees with a foundation of necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours required to become a highly competent Assistant Accountant.

For learners

This programme will give you the skillset needed to succeed as an Assistant Accountant, you will be equipped to help customers and support the running of the financial operations within your company. You will learn how to take ownership and responsibility for many vital administrative, clerical, and analytical tasks. The level 3 advanced qualification will open doors to roles such as an audit trainee, an insolvency executive, a payroll supervisor, or you can enter the industry through several routes.

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Learning journey overview

During the course of this apprenticeship, learners will cover the following:

  • Fundamentals of double entry and core financial documents
  • Understanding accounting systems
  • An introduction to professional ethics

  • Principles of revenue expenditure and depreciation
  • Financial accounts preparation

  • EOQ (economic order quantity) and managing labour costs
  • Principles of financial decision making
  • VAT and business documentation

  • The End Point Assessment for this level 3 apprenticeship will take place in the final 3 months of your programme. This is your chance to evidence your learning through different assessments methods, these are a combination of calculations and written assessments, a Gateway Discussion, and the presentation of your programme project.

Accountancy level 3 programme highlights

  • Market-leading programme developed in partnership with Grant Thornton
  • Fully blended delivery model across workshops, 1:1s, and self-directed study
  • Equips learners with the skills for success
  • Lays the foundation for onward study across level 4 and 7 programmes
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What our learners
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The training provided was excellent and I fully understood what was being taught. With my commitment I passed all units first time and therefore was pleasantly surprised that I was able to achieve AAT Level 3 though online training which I was very scared of doing but now would not hesitate to sign up for any future online courses!

Level 3 Accountancy Learner

Major UK Bank

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Delivering meaningful results

Trust your professional development to the experts. We're proud to help upskill thousands of accountancy professionals every year and support businesses in building the talent pipelines of tomorrow.

92%

92% of apprentices achieved ‘pass’ or above at EPA for the academic year 2020/21

81%

We achieved an 81% first time pass rate for the Level 3 EPA exam for academic year 2021/22

+20%

Our pass rate is 20% higher than the industry average for this programme

80%

80% of AAT members who have completed an AAT Accounting qualification agree it has increased their earning potential

Supercharge your accountancy career

  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
  • Fully blended delivery model for learning that suits you
  • Benefit from 1:1 coaching and mentoring throughout
  • Become a member of the UK's largest community of apprentices
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