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Apprenticeships > Accounting Apprenticeships > Accounting Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Accounting Apprenticeships


What will I be doing?

The Advanced apprenticeship level in Accounting will strengthen the knowledge gained during the Foundation programme, giving you more responsibilities and complex tasks to reinforce your accounting skills. By gaining more industry experience and gaining an advanced qualification, you will achieve increased confidence and knowledge within accounts and finance, and a solid base in which to progress your accounting career.

The level 3 advanced certificate is made up of six areas, which include:

      • Advanced Bookkeeping
      • Final Accounts Preparation
      • Management Accounting: Costing
      • Indirect Tax
      • Spreadsheets for Accounting
      • Ethics for Accountants

What qualifications will I get?

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve a Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If required, you can also take level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.

The Level 3 Advanced Diploma is the second stage of a three tier qualification that results in an AAT membership. Click here to learn about the next (and final) stage in the AAT, the higher accounting apprenticeship.


What are the entry requirements?

As a progression from the level 2 apprenticeship in accounting, you will need to be able to demonstrate equivalent skills via an AAT assessment, or you should have at least a years’ experience working in an accounting role.

Having a keen interest in accounts is essential, and maths and English ability at level 1 or above is also advantageous.


What can I do afterwards?

The Level 3 Advanced qualification will open up doors to roles such as an audit trainee, an insolvency executive, a payroll supervisor, or you can enter the industry through a host of other roles.

You may also decide to progress onto the final level of the AAT through the Accountancy level 4 apprenticeship.



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