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Level 4 Apprenticeship

Professional Accounting

Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting Apprenticeship will have responsibility for creating, and/or verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed, or on behalf of another organisation.

This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

Apprenticeship information

  • Entry requirements

    • Assistant Accountant (AAT) Apprenticeship Level 3
    • OR for those who have experience working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills.
  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    18 - 24 months - one day per week

AAT approved logo
Structured delivery programme
that includes one day in the classroom per week at our Blackburn/ Preston site comprising of knowledge and tutorial sessions
Assessor visits and reviews in your workplace
Access to learning on e-portfolio
Xero or Sage
certified training course that you'll have the opportunity to complete as part of your Apprenticeship

What you'll learn


It comprises of a Level 4 Standard which will be completed between 18 - 24 months.

You can also achieve your Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting*.The purpose of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is to provide learners with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance.

The Level 4 course comprises of the following mandatory units:

  • Applied management accounting
  • Drafting and interpreting financial statements
  • Internal accounting systems and controls

Optional units: choose 2

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and assurance
  • Cash and financial management
  • Credit and debt management

This occupation covers the professional accounting qualification. A competent Professional Accountant on completion of the Apprenticeship Standard, will meet the following requirements:

  • Technical knowledge
  • Business awareness
  • Ethical standards
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Systems and processes

*exam fees for commercial bookings and re-sits will be charged extra

Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

Where can you progress to?

AAT tp of the year 2020

AAT training provider awards 2020

"This award is recognition of the high level of professionalism and the extraordinary efforts that our AAT team apply to ensure that our learners have a great experience and are successful in their chosen pathway"

- Chris Stott CEO

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Frequently asked questions

Association of Accounting Technicians and is a highly recognised professional accounting qualification.

The AAT qualification is equal to a Level 4. This is similar to an access course in the first year of university.

The salary ranges from £20,000 for a Level 2 apprentice up to £37,000 when you are fully qualified. Some accounting technicians open up their own accounting practices and work for themselves. The earning potential is then unlimited, the more clients you engage the more you make.

You will have a dedicated Career Development Advisor, our Functional Skills tutors and Learner Support Officers. You will also be supported by your Manager/ mentor at your workplace.

Yes, approximately every 12 weeks you will have an AAT exam.