Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility


This level 3 qualification is equivalent to A-levels – and will equip apprentices with skills and knowledge that can be directly applied in junior accounting roles.

This apprenticeship will prepare apprentices for junior and entry-level accounting. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration. It includes areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles.

Learners will then move on to mastering more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

This flexible apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the award winning online learning platform Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face workshops fortnightly here at The Manor.

Reed Business School is listed on the Government Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and we are approved to deliver apprenticeship training.

Entry requirements

You will need to be employed in an accounting role. Also have 5 GCSEs including maths and English at min grade 5 or functional skills Level English and maths.

A good knowledge of computers and Microsoft office. It is an advantage to have passed AAT L2 certificate in Accounting but not essential.

What’s involved

There are four main areas of study that comprise the following modules:

  • Financial accounting, preparing financial statements

  • Management accounting techniques

  • Tax processes for business

  • Business awareness

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

Being an apprentice you will also develop business and communication skills that you can apply to the wider industry context.


Usually around 12 – 18 months


You will be required to complete the modules as laid out in your Mindful Education structure.

This works to a fortnightly schedule. Also you will have a:

  • Synoptic end test that covers everything you have covered on the course

  • Portfolio of evidence produced in the workplace

  • Reflective discussion, a structured interview to discuss the evidence and the learner journey

Looking for an all-in-one learning & development solution?

Reed Learning makes employee learning simple and effective with curated learning packages, a breadth of digital and in-person learning products, and tailored advice to help you find the right solution for your business.

Bespoke packages