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Accounting Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This framework has been developed by employers and providers to meet the needs of small and medium size enterprises through to the larger organisations. It provides a structured approach to training and developing prospective Accountants who understand the needs of the organisation, its customers and the sector within which they operate. This course will enable candidates to obtain a Level 3 Diploma in Accounting qualification with 41 QCF Credits, through the Association of Accounting Technicians professional qualification.

Course content

This Apprenticeship programme is made up of the following four components:

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Knowledge units include:

  • Principles of accounts preparation
  • Principles of cash management
  • Principles of costing
  • Principles of VAT
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance

Competence units include:

Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

  • Extending the trial balance using accounting adjustments
  • Accounting for fixed assets
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders
  • Cash management
  • Providing cost and revenue information
  • Preparing and completing VAT returns
  • Spread sheets (imported unit from eskills)

Entry requirements

Successful completion of Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accountancy (AAT Level 2) or Manual Bookkeeping Level 1 & 2 with a tutor recommendation/appropriate vocational competence or A level accounts. the Apprenticeship will suit such job roles as: Trainee Accountant and Trainee Accounting Technician.


Each unit will be assessed by a computerised examination.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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