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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accounting at MidKent College

Course description

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs.This course will build upon the knowledge you learnt in the level 2 programme, teaching you more about accounts, financial information and the software needed to make you efficient in your role. It includes six units:> Accounts Preparation 1> Accounts Preparation 2> Costs & Revenues> Indirect Tax (VAT)> Spreadsheet Software> Professional Ethics (apprentice students who have studied this at Level 2 will not need to re-take the unit)Six of the units are assessed by way of online supervised exams, authorised and assessed by the AAT. One unit is assessed by way of an online assignment, which will be marked by your tutors and then sent to the AAT.

Entry requirements

Students need to have the following:> Successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship> Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week> A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-C / 9-4 including maths and English (or equivalent)> Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

Future opportunities

Successful students will be able to progress onto the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting; ATT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA.You could train in roles like:> Trainee accounting technician > Assistant accountant

Further information

> The lessons are a great combination of theory and practical work> Homework is set each week to be handed in and assessed by your tutor> You will need to have AAT registration or renewal of membership (payable directly to the AAT)> Up-to-date information on renewal costs is available at> Seven textbooks will be required for this course, information and priced can be found on> Any re-sits will be charged at the fee set by the AAT at the time

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: 25 October 2018
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    • Set in the Oakwood Park complex, MidKent College's Maidstone Campus provides a pleasant learning environment for students. The site houses a range of quality workshops – including those for Bricklaying, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle and Welding – as well as a large learning resource centre, refectory and welcoming social zone.

      In 2012 major redevelopment work costing a total of £25 million started at the Maidstone Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities expected to be open by December 2013.

      As part of the rebuild MidKent College has purchased the University for the Creative Arts' Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park and now houses the majority of the College's higher education courses.