Level 3 Assistant Accountant | Furness College
Level 3 Assistant Accountant

Level 3 Assistant Accountant

Course Content

  • The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:
  • Knowledge - Business Awareness, IT Systems and Processes, Ethical Standards, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Management Accounting.
  • Skills Analysis, Communication, Produces Quality and Accurate Information, Uses Systems and Processes, Problem Solving
  • Behaviours - Embracing Change, Adding Value, Ethics and Integrity, Personal Accountability, Productivity, Team working and Collaboration

What qualification will I achieve?

  • Along with the achievement of the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard, successful apprentices will be awarded AAT: Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

How long is the course?

  • It usually takes around 15-18 months to complete

How will I learn?

  • The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice Level 2- Certificate in Accounting (over 12 months) Units studied may include: recording income and receipts making and recording payments preparing ledger balances and initial trial balances supplying information for management control working with computers health and safety personal effetiveness Advanced Apprentice Level 3 - Diploma in Accounting (over 12 months) This will include: maintaining financial records and preparing accounts recording and evaluating costs and revenues preparing reports and returns working computers and health and safety Higher Apprentices Level 4 Units studied may include: financial performance internal control and accounting systems credit management and taxation • Developing commercial awareness • Managing project finances ^ May have exemptions from this unit if studied at level 3

How will I be assessed?


  • At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. Here they will have a synoptic end test which will cover the knowledge and skills gained from their apprenticeship.They will also present their portfolio of work for discussion, which will comprise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.

Are there any additional costs?

There are books and stationery requirements for study. Book codes and details will be provided at the start of your course. Fees vary and are available on request.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

How can I apply?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


Typical job roles

  • This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles.
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Cashier Finance Assistant
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Sales Ledger Clerk

What opportunities will this lead to?

  • Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
  • Progression onto HE Learning
  •  Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
  •  The potential for advancement in their job role or progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

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