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Business and Management

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accounting


Course Overview

Apprenticeships let you learn on the job, develop knowledge and skills, gain an AAT Accounting  Qualification and earn money – all at the same time.


This apprenticeship is ideal for someone just starting their journey in accounting and can be the first step on the ladder to becoming a fully qualified Accountant.

 You will learn on the job and in college taking into account how you would assist 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.


You’ll study an AAT qualification by attending a college class one day a week with qualified tutors who all currently still work in the accounting industry.

Study units include: Advanced Bookkeeping and Preparing Final Accounts, Management Accounting  Costing, Professional Ethics, Indirect Tax


  • it’s a sure way of getting into the workforce
  • earn while you learn

  • learn a business from the bottom up while you develop your skills

  • fast-track your career and move up the career ladder quicker than a university graduate, and without the university debt

Course Content

Units studied will be

Level 3

Advanced Bookkeeping

Final Accounts preparation

Management Accounting: costing

Indirect tax

Ethics for accountants

Spreadsheets for Accounting

Synoptic Preparation

Entry Requirement

Students should have Maths and English to GCSE Level Grade C or above. To start Directly at Level 3 an AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2 is required. 


Each unit will be assessed by way of a computerised examination. Successful completion of all exams at each level will result in the qualification being awarded.

Where does this course lead to

AAT Professional Accounting Tax-Technician Apprenticeship

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Course Outline

Course Code: JP07
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
2022 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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