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Assistant Accountant - Apprenticeship (Standard)

Level 3 Vocational
Course Code:
Mid Devon Campus
18-24 months

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.

This Level 3 apprenticeship could find the apprentice working in an accounts department helping a business or organisation manage their money properly.


The apprenticeship will cover all of the following aspects that are required of an accountant:

- Business Awareness
- IT Systems and Processes
- Ethical Standards
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Analysis
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Personal Accountability
- Productivity
- Team working and Collaboration

The employer will be required to permit the apprentice 20% of their employed time doing 'off-the-job training' as set out by the government - this covers elements such as practical training; shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions etc.
Four GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above

The apprentice must be employed in the relevant industry.

Grade 4/5 or above in English and Maths, plus three other GCSE qualifications. Alternatively the apprentice can have achieved an appropriate/relevant Level 2 apprenticeship.
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.
As this qualification is delivered in the workplace a personal tutor will require access to the apprentice for assessments and a quiet area that can be used for theory sessions.

The apprentice will have full access to the college facilities.
Any requirements for the first session will be discussed with either a member of the enrolment team or the tutor, at the initial point of contact.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.

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