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Accounting Advanced Apprenticeship Day Release at Eastleigh College

Course description

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting is a progression option for those who have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting. It is also suitable for those wanting to progress onto achieve professional body qualifications.

You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is awarded by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The AAT is an internationally recognised professional body. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

Course content

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college one day per week during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace.

The Apprenticeship includes units relating to:

  • accounts preparation
  • preparation of final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • cost and revenues
  • indirect tax
  • spreadsheet software
  • professional ethics


Entry requirements

  • Entry is subject to interview and assessment.
  • You will need to have relevant employment.
  • In addition, you will need to have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting or have relevant experience* and either have GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and Maths.


Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

Future opportunities

Advanced apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting; or onto a more senior role such as Accounts Manager.

Advanced apprentices may also progress onto higher education and/or entry onto qualifications relating to memberships in the following professional bodies: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastleigh College directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2016

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