Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting

This qualification aims to provide learners with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing within an accounting or finance role.

Key information

Course type: Apprenticeships Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths End qualification: AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Awarding body: AAT

Course aims and areas

The Level 3 will help the learner to master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts.
Learners will also gain an understanding in business issues such as ethical practices for accountants.
The qualification is designed for learners who are currently working within an accountancy role.

Functional Skills – Maths, English, & ICT may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Course Units

  •  Accounts Preparation
  • Costs and Revenues
  • Professional Ethics
  • Indirect Tax
  • Spreadsheets Software

Why the MET?

This course will give you membership of the AAT - a professional accounting body.

You will also have access to the AAT website with a variety of learning and study materials.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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Potential Careers

Chartered or certified accountant

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

180 Available opportunities 2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,489

AVERAGE £38,649

POTENTIAL £64,916

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing

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Financial or accounting technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

948 Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,726

AVERAGE £37,733

POTENTIAL £69,791

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking

Current Vacancies on Indeed

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Book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk

Typical Tasks:

  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1966 Available opportunities 2.9% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,790

AVERAGE £24,375

POTENTIAL £38,103

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Current Vacancies on Indeed

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Finance officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

113 Available opportunities 1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,057

AVERAGE £24,707

POTENTIAL £35,822

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

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