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Explore the world of finance and accelerate your accounting career with this Level 3 Assistant Accountant (AAT) apprenticeship.

Gain vital skills tailored for success in the UK's dynamic financial sector. This apprenticeship equips you with hands-on experience and a deep understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, and budgeting.

Utilise digital skills to present key financial information using finance and accounting software and applications to support organisations of all types.

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The next cohort start date for this programme is 26 September. Apply by 16 September 2024.

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Apprentice level

Level 3 advanced

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Training
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Blended

Assessment
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Portfolio & Exams

Funding
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£12,000

EPA
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AAT

An Assistant Accountant is the crucial support system for both internal and external stakeholders, whether you are working as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation.

As an apprentice, you will immerse yourself in a world where every day brings new challenges and opportunities. From handling day-to-day financial activities like data entry to playing a pivotal role in creating comprehensive month-end management accounts and year-end financial statements, you will be at the forefront of financial innovation.

For employers - Why hire an apprentice?

Apprentices bring fresh and diverse perspectives, eagerness to learn, and a dedication to growing within your company. Apprenticeships allow for tailored training, ensuring that individuals acquire specific skills aligned with your organisation's needs, making them valuable assets from day 1. Investing in an apprentice not only fills crucial roles but also fosters a culture of mentorship and continuous improvement within your organisation.

Upon completion of this programme potential progression routes could include Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Are you ready to take your finance career to new heights? Your next step is the Level 4 Professional Accounting (AAT) programme, building on your Level 3 foundational skills, this advanced course dives deeper into legal regulations, internal control systems whilst developing your strategic and leadership skills.

Affiliate whilst on programme

Assistant Accountant Level 3 Standard and AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk

The End Point Assessment (EPA) assesses your skills, knowledge, and behaviour gained throughout the course, validating your readiness to excel in the field. You will showcase your expertise, demonstrating your ability to apply learned concepts. Typically, the EPA consist of 40 multiple choice questions and a professional discussion underpinned by your portfolio of evidence. Receive 10 certificates typically including GDPR, Career Development Essentials, Personal Development for Success, Developing Personal Confidence & Self Awareness and Communicating with Others at Work

An Assistant Accountant is the crucial support system for both internal and external stakeholders, whether you are working as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation.

As an apprentice, you will immerse yourself in a world where every day brings new challenges and opportunities. From handling day-to-day financial activities like data entry to playing a pivotal role in creating comprehensive month-end management accounts and year-end financial statements, you will be at the forefront of financial innovation.

For employers - Why hire an apprentice?

Apprentices bring fresh and diverse perspectives, eagerness to learn, and a dedication to growing within your company. Apprenticeships allow for tailored training, ensuring that individuals acquire specific skills aligned with your organisation's needs, making them valuable assets from day 1. Investing in an apprentice not only fills crucial roles but also fosters a culture of mentorship and continuous improvement within your organisation.

What to expect from LMP Education

  • Dedicated account management and recruitment
  • Leading nationwide apprenticeship training provider
  • Specialists in the education, training and business sectors
  • Delivering vibrant, engaging learning for all learners
  • Blended and remote teaching and learning
  • Tailored learning plans for each individual
  • Experienced tutors and delivery support team
  • Designated safeguarding officers, policies and procedures
Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Programme
Information

  • Understands the transactional processes and support provided by accountancy firms or the accounting function within an organisation.
  • Understands their organisations business strategy including customer and supplier needs, in order to produce relevant and compliant financial information. Is aware of how their role fits in with the wider organisation and sector they are working in.
  • Understands how to enter accounting transactions, perform a reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports using a computerised accounting system.
  • Understands the systems and process of the organisation, within the responsibility of the position such as Sales, Purchase and Payroll.
  • Understands the use of all relevant office and accounting packages used within their organisation, relevant to their job role.
  • Understands the relevant Ethical Standards to protect their own and their organisation’s professional reputation and integrity.

  • Effectively records and analyses financial data at the appropriate level using the organisation’s standard tools and processes.
  • Communicates to all stakeholders to aid decision making to add value to the organisation, within the responsibility of the position.
  • Competently demonstrates an ability to communicate both in writing and orally at all levels, using a range of tools and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness internally and externally.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate financial information in a way that non-finance staff can interpret and understand.
  • Consistently delivers high quality, ‘right first time’ financial and performance data in a timely fashion in line with the organisation’s requirements, to aid decision making and planning.

  • Accepts changing priorities and working requirements readily and has the flexibility to maintain high standards in a changing environment.
  • Provides information that positively contributes to influencing business decisions whilst continually striving to improve own working processes and those of the organisation.

    Month 1-14: This is where you will learn the most, completing learning objectives towards achieving your qualifications.
  • Building your competence and portfolio of evidence through covering key KSBs for your apprenticeship standard
  • Completing units and tests required to achieve your Diploma in Accounting
  • Completing Functional Skills (where applicable)
  • Attending weekly group workshops covering key topics
  • Attending monthly teaching and learning reviews to ensure everything is going well
  • Progress reviews every three months with your personal tutor and line manager


  • Month 15: Consolidating your knowledge, skills and behaviours, preparing for the final step of your apprenticeship
  • Finalising your portfolio of evidence
  • Completing mock tests in preparation for your EPA
  • Completing the paperwork necessary for the next steps - please note: in order to go through to the End Point Assessment you will be required to submit your Diploma certificate


  • Month 16-18: Gateway Period, you will be completing your final assessments with our End Point Assessment Organisation, AAT
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Professional discussion underpinned by your portfolio


  • Month 18+: Next steps Congratulations! You have achieved your Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship qualification. There are a number of options you can take whether you want to continue with your studies or pursue a full-time career in finance:
  • Progress onto our Level 4 Professional Accounting apprenticeship
  • Chat to one of our experienced advisor about your options

Our comprehensive curriculum blends theoretical learning with practical application, covering essential accounting principles such as legalities and ethics, cyber security and data security; financial reporting; budgeting and costings; taxation and management accounting.

Throughout the programme, you will attend weekly workshops where you will be covering topics on financial landscape in the UK; money laundering and new technologies; double entry bookkeeping; preparing statements; payroll and VAT (list is not exhaustive) and you will also be given the opportunity to network with your peers. You will also receive personalised guidance and mentorship via your apprenticeship tutor, ensuring you develop both technical expertise and professional acumen.

As part of your apprenticeship programme, you will be also working towards your Diploma in Accounting, gaining two qualifications within the same time frame!

For a smooth journey with us we will provide you with the necessary books and resources and pay for the first sittings of your exams.

You will also have access to our tailored LMPEvolve bank of supplementary resources designed to enhance essential life skills, fostering a well-rounded professional equipped for success in both your career and personal life.

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