Accounts Apprenticeship

An assistant accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work within a practice or the finance function of an organisation. Part of their 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 the assistant accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations. Course Overview Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs, including Maths and English.

  • On Program Assessment
    Technical knowledge and understanding is assessed on program through a combination of Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules and specified vendor and professional qualifications. These must be passed before the end point assessment can take place.

  • End Point Assessment
    The final, end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is based on
    A portfolio – produced towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship, usually towards the end, and which, taken together, cover the totality of the standard, and which is assessed as part of the end point assessment
    A project – giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day to day workplace
    an employer reference

    a structured interview with an assessor – exploring what has been produced in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced

  • An independent assessor will assess each element of the end point assessment and will then decide whether to award successful apprentices with a pass, a merit or a distinction.

To get a place, you first need to register for an Assessment Day below at one of our training centres. Just pick the most convenient place and time for you, and then turn up with your documentation

  • Proof of ID: passport or birth certificate .

  • Proof of benefits: JSA award letter from JCP or bank statement showing your JSA payment not older than 2 months if you claim benefits

  • Proof of address).

If you can prove your eligibility by bringing in all the necessary documents and you pass the initial assessment exam, you will be invited to enrol into the course. We’ll drop you an e-mail explaining the things you need to bring after you’ve chosen your time and place.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs, including Maths and English.

Technical Competencies

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard 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. Level students can progress onto a level 4 apprenticeship Programme.

FRAMEWORK;

These units and unit assessments count as the required On Programme Learning (OPL) for the Apprenticeship Gateway Advanced Bookkeeping Final Accounts Preparation Management Accounting: Costing Ethics for Accountants* Spreadsheets for Accounting* Advanced Synoptic Assessment Portfolio Reflective Upload evidence to Secure Assess and schedule the professional discussion. Assessed by one independent assessor. The synoptic and portfolio reflective make up the End Point Assessment for Apprenticeship

English and Maths

Level 2 English and Maths will need to be passed, if not already, prior to taking the end
point assessment.

Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

  •  Logical and creative thinking skills

  •  Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility

  • Can use own initiative

  • A thorough and organised approach

  •  Ability to work with a range of internal and external people

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations

  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment

 How is course assessed : 

End Point Assessment
The end point assessment will only commence once the employer, apprentice and Trainer are confident that the apprentice has developed all the
knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard and clearly evidenced by the on-programme progression review meetings and records. The independent end assessment ensures that all apprentices consistently achieve the industry set professional standard and can commence at any point once the apprentice is competent after the twelve-month minimum period of learning and development. Prior to independent end assessment the functional skills English and maths components of the apprenticeship must be successfully completed. The end point will be graded accordingly and on successful completion an apprenticeship certificate will be awarded.