The Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3 will allow you to build a strong foundation in accounting principles, systems, and tools. This program is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge, skills, and behaviours for a successful career in accountancy and finance.

This apprenticeship is ideal for individuals who are new to the field of accounting and aspire to become accountants. It provides a valuable opportunity for learners to progress to the next stage of their career, even if they have limited experience.

Also this apprenticeship provides valuable growth prospects for individuals currently employed in positions within an accountancy department or finance function.

Job Roles

This apprenticeship is suitable for a wide range of roles including Assistant Accountant, Trainee Accounting Technician, Accounts Clerk, Cashier Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk or Sales Ledger Clerk.

Career Progression

An apprentice’s journey doesn’t end when their apprenticeship has finished. The next steps could be to progress onto our AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4.

The Details

Duration: 18 months with End Point Assessment (EPA) available from month 12

Cost: The apprenticeship cost is £8,000 + VAT:

  • 16-18 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
    • Plus a £1,000 incentive to the employer
  • 19-21 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
  • 22+ Year Old Apprentices
    • Employer pays 5% of the total apprenticeship cost
    • Contribution Amount: 5% of £8,000 = £400 + VAT

This structure allows non-levy paying employers to take advantage of significant funding opportunities and government incentives, making it more affordable to hire and train apprentices.


Classroom Delivery: You will attend one day a week in our Plymouth training centre.

On Programme Delivery

Functional Skills: Both maths and English are required at Level 2 or relevant GSCE results

Registration: for AAT, exams and text books

Qualification: AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Units Covered and AAT Unit Exams - *Units are only assessed in the synoptic assessment and not on programme

Foundation Bookkeeping (Introduction to Accounting)

Advanced Bookkeeping

Final Accounts Preparation

Management Accounting: Costs

Indirect Tax

Ethics for Accounting*

Spreadsheets for Accounting*

More information

Assessment in the Workplace: Your designated Assessor/Trainer will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your on programme portfolio and to complete your quarterly reviews

Tracking Your Progress: Our electronic portfolio, OneFile will track your progress

People Involved in Your Apprenticeship

Classroom Tutor: David Jessop

Assessor/Trainer: Fay Huddy

Group Quality Manager: Michelle Pointer

Gateway: On completion of the on programme learning, the employer, training provider and learner will confirm that the apprentice is ready for the End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment (EPA)

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Portfolio of evidence and a professional discussion, worth 60%


A Pass is awarded for achievement of 70%

A Distinction is awarded for the achievement of 90%

Are you interested in the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship? Please call 01752 348980
or email us using the form below

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