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Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Duration 18 months
Funding Maximum funding band is £8,000
Delivery Day release (one day per month), workplace assessments, EPA preparation

Role Profile

An Assistant Accountant plays a crucial role in providing support to internal and external customers, within accounting practices or the finance function of organisations.

Responsibilities could involve assisting in the day-to-day financial activities, such as data entry, month end management accounts, year end financial statements. In addition, roles may include supporting with regulatory financial requirements, such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs including Maths and English at grade 4 (grade C) or above, and AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Apprenticeship Content

This apprenticeship covers the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:


  • Business awareness
  • IT systems and processes
  • Ethical standards
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Account management


  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Produces quality and accurate information
  • Uses systems and processes
  • Problem solving


  • Embracing change
  • Adding value
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Personal accountability
  • Productivity
  • Team working and collaboration

Additional Qualifications Gained

  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
  • Professional registration


Apprentices will complete an End Point Assessment, which will assess each of the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed above.

Assessment consists of two elements:

  1. Synoptic Test
  2. Portfolio and reflective discussion

Enquire Now

If you would like to find out more about employing an apprentice, please complete our Employer Apprenticeship Enquiry Form or call our Business Development Team on 01744 623521.

If you would like to learn more about becoming an apprentice, please complete our Apprenticeship Enquiry Form or call us on 01744 623521.