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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

Our Apprenticeship includes:

  • 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

What you'll learn

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

Next steps

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

Where can you progress to?

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.