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Accounting

Course title: Accounting Course level: Level 3
Qualification: Advanced Apprenticeship Awarding body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2017 - 2018
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 1 year
Venue: Employer Premises

Overview

The purpose of this apprenticeship is to train accountants who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisations.

There is a need for apprenticeships in the accounting profession for both large and small organisations.

This framework will help employers meet the current skills shortages in the sector, including a lack of industry and technical knowledge, as highlighted in the Skills Assessment (2012).

This apprenticeship also meet the Government’s skills strategy by:

  1. Increasing the level of skills in the accountancy and finance sector to help achieve a world class skills base
  2. Providing access to Higher Level Apprenticeships that are required by learners and employers
  3. Ensuring vocational qualifications reflect.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Accounts preparation
  • Costs and revenues
  • Indirect tax
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Professional ethics
  • Spreadsheet software

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • College interview.

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be met and assessed via the FLSP Apprentice Workbook in Accounting.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2
  • English Functional Skills Level 2
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Apprentices can progress onto the level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting or various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance.

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Sales Ledger Supervisor
  • Purchase Ledger Supervisor
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant (Financial or Management)

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354 354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354 220
Email: lthomas@accross.ac.uk

To view a full list of our current Accounting apprenticeship vacancies please click here.

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