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Apprenticeships - Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 133 - AAT Assistant Accountant at Wakefield College

Course description

The programme is for capable individuals wishing to pursue a career in accounting and/or finance through the combination of actual employment and the achievement of nationally recognised qualifications.

Course content

What you will study

Advanced bookkeeping
Final accounts preparation
Management accounting: Costing
Indirect tax
Ethics for Accountants
Spreadsheets for accounting
Employment responsibilities and rights at work
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (2016 standards)
Functional Skills English and Maths minimum Level 2

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for this apprenticeship will consist of two parts:
a synoptic end-test giving the apprentice the opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through a simulation. This will be assessed through the existing AAT synoptic assessment that maps to the current AQ2016 Advanced Accounting Qualification (Level 3)a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard, gathered from the apprentice’s practical experience in the workplace, combined with a reflective discussion: a structured interview to examine the portfolio evidence and the learner journey in more detail. The reflective discussion will be conducted by an Independent Assessor (IA) appointed by AAT.

It’s expected that this apprenticeship will take approximately 15 to 18 months.

Entry requirements

Flexible dependant on age and experience
Level 2 Apprenticeship or AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths or equivalent
If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy


Assessment will be continuous and take place in both the workplace and the College. There will be a combination of computer-based assessments and projects or work-based evidence.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

The Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at level 3 will equip you for a career in Accountancy and provide you with the qualifications to pursue Professional status through The Chartered Accounting bodies. You can then move onto the next level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 01 November 2018
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