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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accounting (including Level 2 Foundation Certificate)


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: Bookkeeping Transactions, Advanced Bookkeeping and Preparing Final Accounts, Elements of Costing, Working Effectively in Accounting, using Accounting Software, Professional Ethics, Indirect Tax

The course will be either 18 months or 2-2.5 years depending on whether the candidate has an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate already


  • 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

For Candidates with no prior level 2 qualification, to meet the criteria required students will study the AAT Foundation Certificate – Level 2 and  Advanced Diploma –Level 3

Units studied will be

Level 2

Bookkeeping transactions

Bookkeeping Controls

Elements of Costing

Work effectively in finance

Synoptic Preparation

Using Accounting Software

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: JP08
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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