Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme prepares students to become assistant accountants. An assistant accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominantly either as an assistant accountant within an accountancy practice or within the finance function of an organisation.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will work as an assistant accountant. Part of this role will involve will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month-end management accounts or year-end financial statements. In addition, you may be involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.


Benefits / Skills

  • Analysing financial data
  • Communicating effectively in the workplace
  • Producing high-quality and accurate information
  • Using IT systems and processes
  • Solving problems relating to finance
  • Understanding management accounting
  • Understanding financial accounting and report
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Assistant Accountant

    As an assistant accountant you will prepare monthly management accounts. In addition, you will produce profit and loss reports, undertake bank reconciliation, prepare annual budgets and produce reports on debtors and creditors.

    Purchase Ledger Clerk

    As a purchase ledger clerk you will match, check and code invoices. In addition, you will process payments via BACS and cheques. You will also set up new supplier accounts and work out VAT payments.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
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    Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Facts


    30% of small businesses place accountants at the top of the list of their trusted advisors.

    Extra Curriculum

    92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

    Labour Market

    The average salary for a qualified Accounts Assistant is £22,607.

    Course FAQs

    Will my child have to pay for travel?

    Yes, it will be your child’s responsibility to pay their own way to work/college (as it would be in any full-time role). Discounts are available on public transport for students with deals like the NUS card. Further details can be found at

    What do I do if I think my child is being bullied in the workplace?

    You can contact Leeds City College for advice and guidance on any workplace incidents that occur while your child is on programme. We can then refer you to relevant organisations that will be able to help you deal with employment-based issues.

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