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Accountancy Apprenticeship at Aspire Achieve Advance

Course description

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business & Administration

3aaa is the outstanding provider of Apprenticeships in England, specialising in the delivery of Accountancy Apprenticeships. Our programme creates the opportunity for young people like you to start on the pathway to an exciting career in Accountancy.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable young people who want to start an exciting career in Accountancy. Our Apprentices work towards the internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and receive MAAT (Member of Association of Accounting Technicians) status.

If you are good with numbers and are interested in starting an exciting career in Accountancy, 3aaa has exactly what you are looking for, an Accountancy Apprenticeship.

Course content

Training will be delivered at your local Academy and in your workplace. In the first month you will attend the Academy twice a week for an 8 hour intensive Bookkeeping study programme. You will then be expected to attend the training Academy on day release every week for the first 10 months of the Apprenticeship. Attendance is full time in the Academy and in your workplace.

The AAT Programme

At the start of the programme you will complete the Level 2 Bookkeeping introduction course. This will ensure that you have the relevant skills and prepare you for the start of your main AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accountancy when you start your Apprenticeship.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy

As well as working with your employer and learning valuable industry skills and knowledge, you will also work towards the internationally recognised AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy. You will attend your Academy on a weekly day release with your remaining time being spent in the work place.

Within the Level 3 qualification you will complete the following 6 main modules:

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

Entry requirements

  • To be aged 16 – 23 years old
  • Ideally have 5 GCSE’s
  • Grade C and above.
  • Preferably English, Maths and ICT GCSE
  • Minimum of Grade C or equivalent
  • 3 Years EU residency


You will work towards:

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy
  • Level 2 Bookkeeping introduction
  • Functional Skills

Financial information

Minimum Apprentice Wage: £3.30 per hour

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your Level 3 qualification you will then have a great opportunity to further develop your skills and progress onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting and Business

This is a 12-15 month programme, which involves you attending the Academy on a weekly day release basis with the remaining time being spent with your employer.

As part of the Higher Apprenticeship you will learn both Accounting knowledge and professional competence, developing everything from essential administration skills through to financial team leader skills, complex management skills and specialist learning areas.

As part of the Higher Apprenticeship, you will study the AAT L4 Diploma in Accountancy and L4 Diploma in Business Administration.

Further information

Did you know?

  • 90% of Apprentices stay in employment after the end of their Apprenticeships
  • On average Apprentices earn over £100,000 more than graduates in their lifetime
  • There has never been a better time to start an Apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aspire Achieve Advance directly.

Last updated date: 14 January 2016
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