Accounting Apprenticeship Level 3
This course allows Apprentices to work in an accounts department, helping a business or organisation manage their money properly. Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll – accountants keep track of all these things and more. It takes a business brain, as well as a way with numbers, to get ahead.
You will work towards an Apprenticeship Framework at Level 3 in Accounting consisting of:
- an AAT Level 3 Accounting Qualification
- Functional Skills in maths and English
- Employment Rights & Responsibilities – this module will teach you about contracts of employment and other work related issues
- Personal, learning and thinking skills
In addition to individual certificates, on successful completion of all elements you will be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate.
You will be employed in a suitable role earning an Apprenticeship salary and learning on the job. In addition you will attend College for teaching and assessment of your Level 3 and will be visited in the workplace to give you support and guidance on applying your skills
Either a Level 2 Apprenticeship, or a trade test of your knowledge to see if you are ready for Level 3 study. You will also need to be employed in a suitable environment that offers opportunities for you to complete all AAT Level 3 units.
Please note: many employers prefer candidates to have a minimum of GCSE grade C in maths and English.
Apprentices will be assessed in two ways; examinations and practical skills tests.
- Exams – These are set and marked by the AAT, and are held twice a year in June and December.
- Skills tests and simulations – These tests assess how to apply technical knowledge to real life (or simulated) situations. If Apprentices take the NVQ/SVQ route, they usually compile real life work tests into a portfolio.
There will be assignments and tests related to Key Skills if required.
Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.
Possible progression to Level 4.
Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at College and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.
Runshaw Apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our Apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.
It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college and work place sessions to ensure learners remain on target.