Accounting AAT Apprenticeship Level 3
Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged 16 - 24* looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college just one day a week.
An Advanced Apprenticeship in Accountancy will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine business related activities. You will be working in an office environment where your duties could encompass many areas of office work such as written communications, telephone communications, customer enquiries, computer systems, paper filing systems, photocopying, payroll, receipts, orders, invoices etc. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
To gain the full Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
- AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
- Functional Skills in Mathematics Level 2
- Functional Skills in English Level 2
- Employment Responsibilities and Rights (may have previously done on Level 2 stage)
You will need to have passed the AAT Level 2 Stage or equivalent and will need to demonstrate development within Accounting. All applicants for Apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and may require an Accountancy test to ensure they are able to cope with the course.
You will be continually assessed throughout your training. You will take some AAT set computer based assessments and project as part of the course together with key skills (if required). Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set to ensure you complete your Apprenticeship on time.
On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you could then progress on to AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting to complete the full professional qualification. You could also progress in your chosen career at supervisory/management level.
If you have already achieved your Level 2 Qualification then you would expect to be in full time employment and be earning an actual salary (this will vary depending on company and previous experience). You may also get help with travel costs but this will depend on your employment status and the terms and conditions of your Apprenticeship. This will be explained to you prior to commencing with an employer.
Where possible staff from College Apprenticeships Training will find you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.
* Please note priority is given to applicants under 19 years of age. Due to funding arrangements, places maybe limited for 19-24 year olds.
Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and to learn.
Employers will look for:
- Good communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Good numeracy skills
- Good Computer skills
- Ability to carry out calculations
- Reliability and flexibility
- Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative