Assistant Accountant

The assistant accountant apprenticeship allows you to take the first step to becoming an accountant without building up university debt. You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to start your finance career and you'll learn on the job while earning a wage.

We are re a registered provider of AAT finance courses and our highly qualified, experienced and supportive tutors will provide you with the inspiration, mentoring and knowledge needed to achieve your qualifications.

AAT Accountancy and Finance courses are the leading qualifications in the finance sector. They guarantee a rigorous, up to date standard and are industry focused with a global reputation. They count towards the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). Choose our AAT course and you will be studying for the industry standard.


Successful completion of the Apprenticeship will award:

  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
  • Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2).

Apprentices must also achieve Functional Skills level 2 maths and English, if they have not already attained an equivalent qualification.

Length of qualification

The Apprenticeship is expected to last between 15 - 18 months.

Careers and progression

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and works within a practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of this role involves 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.

On top of ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountancy, this standard will provide you with the foundation to progress in the Accounting sector, including: Assistant Accountant, Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Entry requirements

Individual employers set the criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSE’s including maths and English.

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