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Apprenticeship in Accounting (Advanced)

This work based course develops the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of careers working in accountancy.
Course description: 

All training on this course is delivered either in the workplace or at College, on a day release basis.

This Apprenticeship framework is designed for people working in roles such as Trainee Accounting Technicians, Accounts Manager, or Assistant Accountants. 

Skills taught in the course including bookkeeping, auditing, tax, payroll and related assignments. During the Apprenticeship you will learn about accounts preparation, preparing final accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships, costs and revenues, indirect tax, spreadsheet software and Professional Ethics. You may also be in contact with clients and would require good communications skills.

This Apprenticeship includes a framework of qualifications including:

  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilites
  • Functional skills in Mathematics and English

Additional measurable benefits include better team performance, productivity targets met or exceeded, quicker response time and reduced error rates.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants will need to have achieved their Level 2 qualifications or have GCSE Maths at grade A - C or Functional Skills Level 1, good communication skills and vocational experience. 

Apprentices who took their GCSEs more than five years ago and did not gain a C grade or above may need to take a literacy and numeracy test. Applicants will also be invited to attend a pre-enrolment interview.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. As an apprenticeship is a work based qualification, applicants should either have an employer who has agreed to support them, or be seeking an apprenticeship position through our vacancies list. Once you have secured a position with an employer, your training can begin.

If you have an employer who is interested in supporting you in completing an Apprenticeship, please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on Freephone: 0800 328 3616 or email employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk.


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

For further information, please see: www.apprenticeships.org.uk


Training and assessments are mainly delivered in college. Assessment is via a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, practical assessments and projects. 

For the latest information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on Freephone: 0800 328 3616 or email: employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

Academic progression: 

Successful students may progress to the Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting.

Career progression: 

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within the business sector. Students may progress into roles with some exemptions from Chartered Accountancy qualifications.


To discuss Apprenticeship costs, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

This is a Level 3 course:
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Approx. 12 - 18 months