Wakefield City Campus
15 to 18 months
Mode of Study
The programme is for capable individuals wishing to pursue a career in accounting and/or finance through the combination of actual employment and the achievement of nationally recognised qualifications.
What you will Study
At least 20% of your working week for the duration of the apprenticeship must
be spent carrying out new learning relating to the apprenticeship standards. To
support you in achieving this, you will study the AAT Level 3 Accounting
• Financial Accounting: Preparing financial statements
• Tax processes for Business
The End point assessment for the apprenticeship will consist of a synoptic
examination and professional discussion with an assessor at AAT based on your
portfolio of evidence which will be completed over the year.
How you will Learn
The majority of your skills and knowledge will be developed through your employer and the job that you do. This will be complemented and supported by your planned training programme incorporating attendance on the College's courses in Accounting and Functional Skills. All learning must be recorded to demonstrate you are achieving at least 20% of your working week to off the job learning, a requirement of the apprenticeship. This will be discussed and agreed with you and your employer at the start of the apprenticeship.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme
Assessment will be continuous and take place in both the workplace and the College. There will be a combination of computer-based assessments and projects or work-based evidence.
Flexible dependent on age and experience, i.e. Level 2 Apprenticeship or AAT
Foundation Certificate in Accounting.
Certificate evidence of English and maths at level 2 or GCSE grade A*-C (or
new grade 9-4). If you do not have these, we can support the development of your
English and maths skills through completion of Functional Skills in the relevant
subject and one-to-one support. Most employers look for ability in these areas
and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English
GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of Maths and
English is so important, whatever your field of study.
You will be required to attend the taught sessions of the AAT Level 3
Accounting Diploma – Thursdays 9:00am – 4:30pm.
You must be able to achieve the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship within
the period 15 - 18 months.
You are also required to meet regularly with your apprenticeship assessor in
your place of work for reviews on progress and workplace assessments to take
If you are undertaking Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship, you
will be required to attend Castleford Campus for a week block of teaching, per
Functional Skill subject. This will be discussed at your enrolment and
Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email
In addition to the apprenticeship fees, each apprentice will need to be
registered and have paid for AAT membership at the start of the course. This is
payable directly to AAT and cannot be funded through apprenticeship levy/funds.
It is the responsibility of the employer and/or apprentice to pay this
separately upon starting the apprenticeship. Membership fees are available on
the AAT website (£225).
Any re-sit examinations for the AAT qualification will incur additional costs
which must be paid before the resit can be taken. Resits are charged at
Additional Course Costs
The cost of the textbooks; AAT registration fee payable direct to AAT for all students. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost which must be paid before the resit can be taken.
Financial Support Information
For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
The Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at level 3 will equip you for a career in Accountancy and provide you with the qualifications to pursue Professional status through The Chartered Accounting bodies. You can then move onto the next level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship.
How to Apply
Please complete an apprenticeship application form.
If you require an application form, please contact Course Information on
01924 789111 or The Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469
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