NSCG | Assistant Accountant Advanced Apprenticeship Standard
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Course overview

The topics you will cover whilst training include:

Accountancy Apprentices who come to Newcastle under-Lyme College will study the professional accountancy qualification AAT Level 3
Role Profile:
An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice 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.

Typical job roles include:
Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier / Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk

What else do I need to know?

On an apprenticeship programme you usually will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week for the employer and then have one day a week at college or designated time in the workplace.
Some job roles will require a DBS before starting, you will be advised at interview stage if this is required.

What are the entry requirements?

High working standards, communication and problem solving skills, plus the ability to work in a team, along with a keen interest in accounting are ideal qualities for candidates.

Candidates need a minimum of four GCSEs grade A-C or grade 4 and above in math’s, English. If you do not have a suitable math’s and English or IT qualification, you will complete initial assessments to identify if you can achieve Functional Skills at level 2.

How is it assessed?

We have included the AAT level 3 qualification as part of this apprenticeship which will require you to attend weekly college classes and pass end of unit exams.

To achieve your apprenticeship you will also need to achieve a minimum of a pass in the end point assessment.

Where the apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 English and Math’s, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.
The End Point Assessment includes:
• Synoptic end test
• Reflective discussion
• A portfolio of evidence

What financial support is on offer?

While you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training

What can I do next?

If you successfully achieve all parts of the apprenticeship, your assessor will discuss your next steps to take. Dependent on your roles and responsibilities, this may be the next level of the subject you have been studying already or a different pathway.

How do I find out more?

Telephone: 01782 254287 (Newcastle office) or 01785 275660 (Stafford office)
Email: apprenticeships@nscg.ac.uk

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