• LevelLevel 3
  • FT/PTApps
  • Duration15 months
  • Awarding bodyAAT


An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practise 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 to 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.

Job sectors

  • Finance

Business benefits

  • Increase productivity
  • Future-proof your business
  • Motivate your workforce

Learner benefits

  • Free qualifications
  • Earn whilst you learn
  • Alternative to university
  • Fast-track to a career
  • Real life work experience

Course Information

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On programme qualifications:

  • Assistant Accountant L3 Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Diploma in Accountancy L3Units include:

Units include:

  • Business awareness
  • Ethical standards
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Problem solving
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Problem solving

Entry requirements

Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.

Applicants are required to have Level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9-4 / A-C). Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. An interview will take place.

  • On programme online exams
  • End point assessment
  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

Possible progression routes:

Professional Taxation Accountant
Audit Trainee
Corporate Recovery Analyst
Credit Controller
Tax Accountant

Possible job roles:

Assistant Accountant
Trainee Accounting Technician
Accounts Clerk
Cashier Finance Assistant
Purchase Ledger Clerk
Sales Ledger Clerk

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Explore Business

Business students will be based within the main College campus, accessing our specialist classrooms to prepare for a career in an office based environment, completing a portfolio of work and gaining experience for progression into a range of business roles such as management, human resources, finance and marketing. 

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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