We would recommend starting with the Foundation Level as you will gain a real insight into the basics of Accountancy, whilst getting to grips with being in your first work environment. Starting at Level 3 would assume you are proficient with softwares that you are likely to be using in your role. 

A typical day as an AAT apprentice, within a Finance Team or an Accountancy Practice, would be supporting the wider team delivering a great service. As this is an entry level qualification you would start with the Accountancy Basics, learning how to use the internal finance systems to complete a range of tasks such as:

  • Processing Invoices/Credits

  • Maintaining Online and Manual Filing Systems 

  • Daily Banking and Reconciliation 

  • Basic Bookkeeping

  • Payroll

  • Building some relationships with clients and completing associated paperwork. 

You should find that what you learn in both your day to day role and your studies with Kaplan will complement each other. You should gain real confidence when completing your ‘Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours’ making a great foundation for a future Accountant.