Outline

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. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day-to-day financial activities, such as data entry, 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.

Assessment

It typically takes 15 – 18 months to complete the apprenticeship, but this will vary depending on your experience and working pattern.

You will attend classes at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, Dakota Avenue, M50 2PU once a week. You will be allocated a Trainer Assessor who will support you throughout the apprenticeship, with regular monthly sessions. This is flexible to apprentice requirements, however, contact is available and encouraged outside of this time, so each apprentice receives the help they need. Trainer Assessors make good use of digital platforms to support this.

Practical Period

  • New knowledge, skills and behaviours are delivered and assessed by your college tutor and Trainer Assessor, with the support of your employer
  • You will achieve an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Advanced Diploma in Accountancy
  • 20% off the job training is a mandatory requirement of all apprenticeship standards
  • You will complete a Level 2 in maths and English, if applicable
    Gateway

The gateway is the opportunity for the provider and employer to agree whether the apprentice is ready  to take their End Point Assessment (EPA).

End Point Assessment

The end point assessment is synoptic, and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development. The requirement is that the end point assessment is completed within three months from the start of the end point assessment period. The end point assessment is made up of the following components:

  • A synoptic test
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion

 

Entry Requirements

Your organisation will have their own entry requirements, and this will be identified by completing both a job and skills analysis. This is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications or experience.

All apprentices must achieve a Level 2 in maths and English, before the end point assessment, or provide a certificate of prior achievement which is equivalent.

Fees

Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

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Name

Assistant Accountant (Apprenticeship Standards)

Available At

Frontier House

Start Date

N/A

Academic Yr

21/22

Fee

£

Name

Assistant Accountant (Apprenticeship Standards)

Available At

Frontier House

Start Date

N/A

Academic Yr

22/23

Fee

£

Name

Assistant Accountant (Apprenticeship Standards)

Available At

Frontier House

Start Date

N/A

Academic Yr

24/25

Fee

£

Name

Assistant Accountant (Apprenticeship Standards)

Available At

Frontier House

Start Date

N/A

Academic Yr

23/24

Fee

£

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