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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

An assistant accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominantly within practice or 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.

Entry requirements

You will likely have five GCSEs including Maths and English and a relevant Level 2 qualification. 

Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Course Content

  • Business Awareness
  • IT Systems and Processes
  • Ethical Standards
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Producing Quality and Accurate information
  • Using Systems and Processes
  • Problem Solving

How will I be assessed?

You will be constantly assessed by various methods.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You are required to have any relevant personal protective equipment to work legally and safety in your work role.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the Level 4 Apprenticeship (Professional Accounting Taxation Technician or Actuarial Technician).


Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Navigating a customer service career

As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.

Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.

Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.

I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.
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