Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship, Level 3
This Apprenticeship framework can be studied if an individual is working within an accounts department or a role where they are helping a business or organsiation manage their money properly. Accountants have to be acute with business as well as numbers.
Accounting itself is a highly skilled profession, with accounting staff working at different levels. Apprentices will take accounting qualifications relevant to their Apprenticeship level.
Apprentices who qualify as accounting technicians might work as accounts assistants, credit control clerks, accounts clerks or finance assistants, all helping accountants to keep financial records and prepare accounts. Typical skills sets include balancing accounts, processing invoices and payments, completing VAT returns and helping to prepare financial statements and reports.
Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;
• Accounting (AAT) – Level 3 Diploma
• Mathematics – Level 2
• English – Level 2
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed against a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills be be assessed via on-line tests.
What can I do next
Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunities which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.