Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship(AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3)

Course Overview

This course aims to provide a training programme which reflects current up-to-date accounting practice in industrial and commercial business's. This has been developed by the lead body for Accounting and the 5 major accounting bodies of England and Wales in conjunction with the requirements of employers and accounts staff. The qualification is aimed at accounts support personnel and those who wish to set up in business for themselves and prepare accounts for small size business's.

Students without the level 2 foundation certificate will be encouraged to take the level 2 to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to help them prepare for the Advanced Diploma at Level 3 which they will then study for the following 12 months commintment is essential in order to be ready for the level 3.

Areas of study at Level 3: Advanced Bookkeeping; Final Accounts Preparation; Management Accounting (Costing); Indirect Tax; Ethics for Accountants; Spreadsheet for Accounting
Initially students will need to undertake a substantial number of hours of independent learning in order to get them prepared for their Level 3 qualification. This will be coupled with some blended learning resources and assessor input.

Students will need to join the AAT as a Student Member – as this is a professional qualification it is your responsibility to declare any history of criminal convictions. AAT will then decide whether you can become a member.

You will need a further 6 hours a week for Studying/Reading

You must obtain all relevant topic books for each unit

Resit assessments may incur an additional charge
Please contact Trafford First on 0161 886 7461 or email Start date: Various

Course Requirements

AAT Foundation Certificate is strongly desirable / A Levels will be considered as an alternative 5 GCSE’s with Maths and English at Grade C/ Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths Good keyboarding skills are essential as well as a good knowledge of Microsoft Office

Course Progression

If students are able to demonstrate competence with a Merit profile (80% +), they will be able to progress onto the Professional Accounting Apprenticeship (Higher). An interview will take place for further suitability.

Course Assessment

Students will sit Unit assessments through Computer Based Assessments. They will also sit an End Point Assessment (EPA) which consists of 2 parts: A synoptic end test (3 hours and 15 minutes reading time) of business related tasks through a simulation (worth 40%) and A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the standard gathered from the practical experience of the workplace, combined with a reflective discussion: a structure interview to examine the portfolio of evidence and the learners journey (worth 60%) This part of the assessment will be completed by an Independent Assessor (IA)

Course Finance

The course fees for academic year 19/20 are £0.00

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