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Accounting Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

There are a number of components that make up an Accounting Advanced Apprenticeship. Here you will find an outline of the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as timescales, funding and what this qualification can lead to.


Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting, which includes: Units;

  • A combined competence and knowledge qualification: AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

The apprenticeship is made up of mandatory units which cover the essential skills required for working in an accounting environment, and which focus on the specific tasks you carry out within your role which include:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Cost and revenues
  • Professional ethics
  • Indirect tax
  • Spreadsheets software

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About The Training

Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:

  • Observation
  • Examination of case history
  • Product evidence
  • Witness testimony
  • Questioning

All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.

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What About The Future?

Apprentices can progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting, the stand alone Level 4 Diploma in Accounting qualification and onto the following qualifications and job roles:

  • Foundation Degree in Accounting - for more information, please visit Foundation Degree Forward - ;
  • Various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance - for further information, please visit UCAS - ;
  • Individuals who have completed AAT and IAB Level 3, are eligible for entry into stage one of the Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen - BA Accounting with CIMA Advanced Diploma programme.
  • Some exemptions from Chartered Accounting examinations - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Accounts Manager

Further Information

Entry requirements: You must be employed in an accounting environment carrying out accounting tasks for at least 16 hours per week. It is recommended that Level 3 Advanced Apprentices, who have not achieved a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting will require

  • GCSE Maths grades A*- C or Key/Functional Skill Application of Number/Mathematics at Level 1, or equivalent,
  • Good communication skills and vocational experience

(research has indicated that people without this experience are likely to experience difficulties in completing the framework if they enter the Apprenticeship at Level 3). Progression into the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting can come from the following qualifications and apprenticeships: However there are no formal entry requirements for the Advanced Apprenticeship.

  • GCSE’s and alternative qualifications;
  • A-Levels;
  • 14-19 Diploma;
  • Welsh Baccalaureate;
  • Level 2 Diploma in Accounting;
  • Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting, Providing Financial Services, Payroll or other Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship;

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