Finance & Accounting Apprenticeship

Level 4 AAT Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician Apprenticeship


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Accounting & Finance Apprenticeship Summary

Level 4 AAT Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician Apprenticeship

Develop an in-depth knowledge base on this accounting apprenticeship by applying course theory to your on-the-job training. Study for an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification that gives you the practical experience, knowledge and skills to become a highly competent accounting professional. Plus the all-important certification employers want – equivalent to the first year of a university degree.

  • Qualification – AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
  • Learning style – live online training, online content and coaching
  • Progression – work towards professional Accountant status
  • Duration – typically 15 to 18 months

Off-the-job training

As an apprentice you take 20% of your time at work to complete off-the-job training. It’s an innovative way for businesses to gain a multi-skilled workforce – you’ll be able to bring sector insights and the latest knowledge into your organisation.

We’ll support you to train during work hours and confidently evidence your off-the-job learning. You’ll immediately add value by applying your learning to your role – so it’s beneficial for both you and your employer.

Ideal for…

These are just a few of the typical job roles that fit Level 4 accounting apprenticeships:

  • Finance Administrators
  • Expenses Supervisors
  • Accounts Payable Supervisors
  • Commercial Analysts
  • Senior Bookkeepers
  • Assistant Management Accountants

What you’ll learn

On this accountancy and finance course, you’ll explore high-level accounting tasks from drafting financial statements to managing budgets and evaluating financial performance – as well as a range of optional specialist units. You’ll also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills – applying what you learn to your industry.

Accounting Course Benefits

  • Discover a sector specialism
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Master complex accounting concepts and apply international accounting standards
  • Open up new career opportunities

How this accounting & finance course works

How you’ll learn

Delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, our accounting apprenticeship programme combines live online workshops, one-to-one coaching and a virtual learning environment. You’ll be able to access online lessons any time and you’ll join face-to-face classes every Thursday. You also get remote learning support and workplace mentoring.

The modules you’ll study

  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

The modules you can choose from

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Cash and Financial Management
  • Credit and Debt Management

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll complete formative assessments throughout the programme, compiling a portfolio of evidence.

At the end of the accounting apprenticeship you’ll complete a summative end-point assessment – designed to check whether you’ve developed the required knowledge, skills and behaviours. This is conducted by an independent body to make sure it’s impartial. For this course, your end-point assessment organisation is AAT.

In this assessment you’ll complete computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment – which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

Entry requirements

You must have a sound knowledge of accounting principles to undertake this AAT Level 4 accounting apprenticeship – plus a range of prior qualifications.

  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • 5 GCSEs (graded A* to C or 9 to 5) or equivalent
  • Level 2 English and Maths
  • Resident in the UK/EEA/EU for the last 3 years

You’ll also need to be able to meet module requirements through a relevant job role – and if you’re applying for a new apprentice role, they may ask for A levels, a Level 3 apprenticeship or other qualifications/experience.

Career progression

After successfully completing this accountancy programme, you’ll be awarded with the internationally-recognised AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting – allowing you to seek employment with confidence or to study chartered accountancy.

Employment opportunities include:

  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

Start your accounting apprenticeship

Contact us to find out more about how the accounting programme works and what life is like on an accountancy apprenticeship.

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