Accountancy Apprenticeships

Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

Posted: 10th Jan, 2019

Sector: Accountancy

The Assistant Accountant programme is suitable for new entrants and early professionals. Our programme focuses on supporting the learner and the organisation including foundation bookkeeping, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation and management accounting costing.

Apprentices will learn in a blended format which includes on and off the job learning in the workplace, combined with access to AAT resources and expert-led classroom training in critical topics. Apprentices will have the opportunity to gain some internationally recognised AAT unit certifications.

What's Involved

The Apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners will gain knowledge in relevant topics from attending weekly workshops run by AAT professionals. This knowledge will be transferred to the workplace for further on and off-the-job learning.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

End-point assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship. It comprises written and practical tests as well as a professional dialogue and interview.

Delivery

Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions, self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development but the course should usually take 15 to 18 months.

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Progression

Avenues of progression include:

  • A clear pathway for career progression within accountancy/finance roles
  • Learners achieving the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting can register as a qualified bookkeeper
  • Progression to Professional Membership of AAT
  • Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant

Costs

Funding levels are variable. To discuss what your funding options are and what apprenticeship contribution you may have to give, please contact us on 01743 454810.

Apprenticeship wages are paid by the employer. They should reflect that the apprentice is in training and must meet the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For apprentices over the age of 19, their wages must meet the National Minimum Wage for their age group after their first year as an apprentice (if the programme is longer than 12 months).

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