Accounting Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced

Course Information

  • Course Code: BB257S
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Study Mode: Part time

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.

What will I study?
  • Business Awareness
  • IT Systems and Processes
  • Ethical Standards
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
Entry Requirements

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 will I be assessed?

Successful completion will be determined by an end point assessment by an external awarding body

What can I do next?

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.

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Your Study Programme

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Future income

Experienced management accountants usually earn between £32,000 and £50,000 a year.

Finance managers and directors could earn between £50,000 and £100,000 a year, depending on the size of the company.

Salaries also depend on location, and may be higher, on average, in London and the south east.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here