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Assistant Accountant

Progress your career in Accounting with our Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship.


15 Months


Level 3

Career Sector

Financial Sector & Professional Services

Available At


Course Overview

An Apprenticeship in this field can get you entry to a number of successful careers in business and beyond. 

Alongside a number of core modules, you'll specialise in areas such as financial and accounts support, bookkeeping, auditing, tax and payroll. 

So if you enjoy working with numbers and are keen to understand how a successful business works, this nationally recognised qualification could be for you. 

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs Grade C/4 or above including GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths, or
  • Level 2 AAT qualification (or equivalent) and GCSE Maths Grade C/4 or above.

What will I study? 

At college, you will also be delivered training Personal Learning & Thinking skills. 

During your time in the workplace, you will have the opportunity to practice and implement learning relevant to the units that are being taught in the classroom. 



Advanced Bookkeeping

Final Accounts Preparation

Indirect Tax

Management Accounting: Costing

Professional Ethics for Accountant

Spreadsheet Software for Accountants

Why study at USP College? 

As well as being one of the few local colleges that now offer progression from Level 2 through to Level 4 in AAT, we also have excellent industry links and teacher knowledge. 

What could I do next? 

You can progress to our Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship, take other related professional qualifications, go on to university or to full-time employment in the industry. 

Employment opportunities include roles such as an Assistant Accountant, Trainee Accounting Technician, Accounts Clerk, Cashier, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk and a Sales Ledger Clerk.