Apprenticeship Level 4 - Professional Accounting Technician

The Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship standard looks at developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a highly competent Accounts professional.

You will be working at the employer’s premises for four days per week and attending College for one day per week to work towards completion of the apprenticeship standard along with the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Length of Course: 18-24 months. The minimum duration on programme before an apprentice can take the end-point assessment is 12 months.

As part of the apprenticeship, you will be employed within an accountancy role, working at the employer’s premises for four days per week and attending College for one day per week. During your time at College you will be working towards completion of the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Your practical skills and behaviours will be developed and supported in the workplace by a College assessor who will visit you regularly.

Campus Location: Coombs Wood

You will receive classroom delivery of the following modules:

Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician:

These modules build upon the knowledge and understanding obtained within the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional Units available:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Credit Management
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management

The apprentice must complete 2 optional modules to obtain the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

How will I be assessed?

On-programme learning is assessed via modular Assessments to obtain the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

End Point Assessment consists of:

  • A 3-hour synoptic assessment to assess core components of the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.
  • A portfolio reflective – submission of a portfolio of evidence collated from the workplace to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required. A professional discussion or written statement will then be conducted by two Independent Assessors to assess competency.

What do I need?

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and Maths. You will also need to have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Additional information

Delivery:

  • One day per week spent at college.
  • Four days per week employed by a business developing the required knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • Regular workplace visits from a college assessor.

How to Apply:

Application direct via the college website

Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised via the college website and the Government website https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Professional Agreements:

Upon successful completion of the course the apprentice will have achieved the following:

  • Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting
  • After completion of the Level 4 programme you can apply directly to AAT for the designatory letters, MAAT indicating you are a full member of the Association of Accounting technicians.

    The Level 7 Professional Accountant Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to become a qualified accountant via an apprenticeship programme.

    AAT Membership is funded by the college. You will become a student member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

    Delivery material is provided by the College but you may wish to purchase textbooks to support your studies. Your lecturer will provide you with further advice and guidance on this during your college induction.

    Further information can be found directly via the AAT website www.aat.org.uk

    Start date: September 2019 and January 2020

    Day: Monday

    Time: 09.00am - 4.00pm

    Course Fee (per annum): £8,000.00

    Course code: BA4014a

    Learning Aim: 60165510

    Study Mode: Part Time

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