Professional Accounting & Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Level 4

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Level
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Type
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Duration
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Location
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Start date: 04/09/2022
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Level
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Type
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Duration
calendar18 Months
Location
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 05/09/2021

An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.

While completing this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management. These are taught sessions on campus one day a week which are then assessed via online exams.

The final stage of your Apprenticeship is the End Point Assessment (EPA) which you will be put forward for once your employer and the College agree you are ready.

Entry Requirements

To study this Apprenticeship you must have an AAT Level 3 Diploma, or have passed the EPA for a Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship.

If you do not already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above you will also need to be willing to work towards achieving these as part of your Apprenticeship.

Course Activities

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing, and credit, cash & treasury management. These are taught sessions on campus one day a week which are then assessed via online exams.

The EPA has two elements:

  • An online assessment, where you’ll tackle a series of business related tasks through simulation in line with typical Accounting activities.

  • Submission of a portfolio of evidence gathered from the workplace. You must then reflect on the portfolio through a written statement or professional discussion.

Upon successful completion of your EPA you will receive your Apprenticeship Certificate as well as your AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 qualification.

For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Industry Links

Association or Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.

AAT works across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including apprentices, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of their members occupy senior, well rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

Progression Opportunities

The objective of this Apprenticeship is to ensure full competency as a Professional Accounting Technician. The Apprenticeship provides a basis for progression into a number of career paths in the accounting sector including;

  • Assistant Financial Accountant,

  • Payroll Manager,

  • Senior Finance Officer,

  • Payments and Billing Manager.

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Interested?

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.

Course code: A34356-A1A

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