Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard | Walsall College

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard

The Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard, which is equivalent to completing an Accounting A-Level, prepares apprentices with the knowledge to be able to move forward into junior and entry-level accounting roles.

As an Assistant Accountant, apprentices will learn how to offer support within the day-to-day running of financial activities within an organisation. The role primarily includes data entry, double entry and advanced bookkeeping as well as basic costing principles and final accounts. 

Study method – Online and On Campus

We have collaborated with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our flexible Online and On Campus model.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace.

On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at the college with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

Apprentices will attend college once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work. The duration of the apprenticeship will be 18 months.

Employer overview

Apprentices on this course will develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours:

  • A confident understanding of the organisation, its values, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating professionalism, self-management, quality assurance and industry approved standards of behaviour
  • An awareness and understanding of the different accounting approaches, whilst being able to accurately report and analyse information
  • An understanding of how to enter transactions, perform reconciliations, correct errors and produce reports using company accounting systems.


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Applicants will need to be employed in a relevant accounting role.
5 GCSE’s with Maths and English at Grade C/ Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths
Good keyboarding skills are essential as well as a good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is advantageous but not essential.

Apprentices can progress on to the Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship - AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting at Level 4.

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Basic Information

Course Code B80S31339P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 3
Type Adv Apprenticeship
Fee The cost of the apprenticeship programme is £[TBC]. Levy paying employers can access levy funds to pay for this programme, and our blended learning model can contribute to the 20% off-the-job training requirement.
Start Date Various

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