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Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    Multiple - see below

  • Start Date
    Multiple - see below

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0170

Start Dates

  • September 2022, Apprenticeship, 4+ years
  • September 2023, Apprenticeship, 3 years

Summary

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

Course Content includes:

  • Understands the transactional processes and support provided by accountancy firms or the accounting function within an organisation.
  • Understands how to enter accounting transactions, perform a reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports using a computerised accounting system.
  • Understands the relevant Ethical Standards to protect their own and their organisations professional reputation and integrity.

You will complete Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship as part of this Apprenticeship.

  • This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 18 months.
  • This course starts in September.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to discuss our next course start date.

If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss next steps.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE grades 9 – 4 (A – C) in English and Maths or L2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Applicants will also need to hold Level 2 AAT or Level 2 AAT Bookkeeping in order to enrol onto this Level 3 Apprenticeship course.
  • In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the qualification.

If a potential apprentice does not currently meet these requirements, they will need to attend additional Functional Skills English and Maths sessions.

Learning Outcomes

For the full Apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Objective

No formal objectives

Assessment

Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Once on-programme learner journey has been completed:

  • Synoptic end-test (3 hrs, on PC, at set points) – covering knowledge and skills gained throughout
  • Portfolio – with range of evidence produced in the workplace (including emails, letters, reports, presentations, appraisal information, witness testimonies – to cover some of the learning outcomes)
  • Reflective discussion – structured interview to examine portfolio evidence and the learner journey in more detail (60 minutes)

Progression

On successful completion you could progress onto a Level 4 Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could progress further through study of other qualifications or business-related courses.

Career Progression

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the
foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee,
Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Fees

September 2022, Apprenticeship, 4+ years

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company
 
For employer’s with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £400.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £400.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would amount to £8,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices cannot be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

September 2023, Apprenticeship, 3 years

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company
 
For employer’s with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £400.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £400.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would amount to £8,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices cannot be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace