Phone icon



I just wanted to say thank you to you all for getting me my qualification. I’m very happy with where I’ve got to and feel like I’ve learnt so much in the past few years. If I do another course I wouldn’t hesitate to use Richard Huish.

Kathryn, Assistant Accountant Apprentice

The Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship is ideal for school leavers seeking a career in accountancy and finance or for Junior/Assistant Accountants who wish to gain a qualification and acquire new skills.

AAT is an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification (leading to letters after your name) ideal for those who want to further their careers in accountancy practice, industry or the public sector.

The Apprenticeship comprises of two separate elements:

  • The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Advanced Diploma in Accounting exams
  • An end point assessment of work based learning – also managed by AAT

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is both a qualification in its own right and also a stepping stone towards potential AAT qualification and membership.

The course is taught by qualified experienced accountants/tutors giving pass rates that consistently exceed the national averages by as much as 25%.

Courses are taught from September to July, with examinations on a modular basis, which means students only have to revise and take one exam at a time. Classroom sessions run for a day per week from 9am-5pm.

On this Apprenticeship you will be in a classroom one day per week where you will cover the following modules:  

  • Bookkeeping Transactions – business documentation, sales and purchases systems, double entry bookkeeping and trial balance
  • Bookkeeping Controls – journals, control account reconciliations, bank reconciliations and suspense accounts
  • Advanced Bookkeeping – non current assets, prepayments and accruals, inventory and extended trial balance
  • Final Accounts Preparation – sole trader accounts and partnership accounting
  • Management Accounting Costing – absorption and marginal costing, process costing, further budgeting and decision making
  • Indirect Tax – VAT, inputs and outputs, rates and partial exemption
  • Year End Revision Synoptic – revision of the subjects above and incorporating modules on ethics and spreadsheet skills. Assessments are independently managed by AAT and taken on a computer with the results received the same day.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an end point assessment comprising of a learning portfolio, professional discussion and synoptic exam.