Assistant Accountancy Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

As an Assistant Accountant you will provide support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of your role will involve assisting in the day-to-day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition you may find yourself involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

Topics may include:

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Indirect taxation
  • Ethical standards
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Management accounting

Bridgwater & Taunton College have worked in partnership with Mindful Education to create this blended learning course. This provides learners with flexible study options, combining online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

If you are an employer considering this apprenticeship, please read our Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship employer brochure.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through an end point assessment which will include a synoptic test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme, and a portfolio and reflective discussion.

Progression Options

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this apprenticeship provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Course Summary

Course Title Assistant Accountancy Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely
to include five GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will
accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level
2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve
this prior to taking the end point assessment.

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