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Accounting class at Andover College

Assistant Accountant – Level 3 Apprenticeship


Level 3

Type of study





15 - 18 months

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation.

Five GCSEs at 9–4/A*–C (Including English Language and a minimum Level 5 in Maths). BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses.


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.

You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills.


Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to assess their ability and competence in their job role.


Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Standard Level 4
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.