What will I study?
Apprentices who qualify as accounting technicians might work as accounts assistants, credit control clerks, accounts clerks, or finance assistants, all helping accountants to keep financial records and prepare accounts.
You’ll learn how to:
- Balance accounts
- Process invoices and payments
- Complete VAT returns
- Help prepare financial statements and reports
- Handling banking and petty cash.
If you complete the higher apprenticeship, you can progress to full membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians. You could then complete a professional accountancy qualification with a chartered body.
This progression can lead to a specialist role in accounting. It’s also possible to enter a higher education course in a subject related to accounting, banking, insurance, or other financial services.
There are 3 types of accounting apprenticeships. You could train in roles like:
Who is this programme for?
Level 3 (Advanced)
- Trainee accounting technician
- Assistant accountant
Download the Level 3 fact sheet here
Level 4 (Higher)
- Accounts manager
- Accounting technician
Download the Level 4 fact sheet here
Through the completion of the framework you will achieve the following qualifications;
- Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Personal learning and Thinking Skills (Mapped)
- Level 2 Functional Skills English *
- Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics *
- Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills
- Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
*If you have achieved at least a Grade C (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics or ICT then you will be exempt from completion of the Functional Skills element.