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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accounting

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length21 Months
  3. Type of CourseApprenticeship
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual FeeTo Be Confirmed

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The Details

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs.

This course will build upon the knowledge you learnt in the level 2 programme, teaching you more about accounts, financial information and the software needed to make you efficient in your role. It includes six units:

  • Accounts Preparation 1
  • Accounts Preparation 2
  • Costs & Revenues
  • Indirect Tax (VAT)
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Professional Ethics (apprentice students who have studied this at Level 2 will not need to re-take the unit)

    Six of the units are assessed by way of online supervised exams, authorised and assessed by the AAT. One unit is assessed by way of an online assignment, which will be marked by your tutors and then sent to the AAT.

    Other Important Info

  • The lessons are a great combination of theory and practical work
  • Homework is set each week to be handed in and assessed by your tutor
  • You will need to have AAT registration or renewal of membership (payable directly to the AAT)
  • Up-to-date information on renewal costs is available at
  • Seven textbooks will be required for this course, information and priced can be found on
  • Any re-sits will be charged at the fee set by the AAT at the time

    Future Prospects

    Successful students will be able to progress onto the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting; ATT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA. You could train in roles like:

  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Assistant accountant

    Entry Requirements

    Students need to have the following:

  • Successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week
  • A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-C / 9-4 including maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Peter Oladipa

      I chose to come to MidKent College as I wanted a second chance. I was doing an apprenticeship that I wasn't enjoying and really wanted to get back into full-time education. After looking at the prospectus, I was unsure of what to choose, so I came in one day for a visit and spoke to a career advisor. That was where I chose to my course: ...