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Level 3 Accountancy Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

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 which they operate.

This framework will help employers' recruitment of accountants to the sector by providing a training programme that can attract and retain high quality individuals.

Course content

In order to achieve a full apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 21 months (12 – 15 months if you have already achieved AAT Level 2).

This consists of sector related industry qualifications:

Competence and Knowledge qualifications:  

  • Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (AAT)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (AAT)

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills


Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications are essential

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test. Employment in a relevent establishment.


A wide range of assessment methods are used both in the classroom environment and workplace.

Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony.

Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies or alternatively you can complete the online application form or e-mail a copy of your cv to the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918   


Further information

Apprenticeship routes change throughout the year, stay up to date online

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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