Accounting & Finance

The Apprentice Academy wins AAT Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2019

Accounting Apprenticeships 

Includes AAT Qualifications

Finance skills and accounting courses are in high demand in the UK. The new Accounting Apprenticeships have been designed by employers for employers and teach individuals the essential accounting knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to demonstrate full occupational competence.

Who can do these programmes?

These apprenticeship development programmes are now available to all employees of all ages who want to gain the AAT qualifications and develop their knowledge and skills to a higher level. Graduates can also learn via this apprenticeship route.

Learner Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be working in a company with an office address in England OR
  • Spending > 50% of their time working in England
  • Must work > 30 hours per week
  • Must have the right to work in England
  • Must be aged 16 or above (No upper age limit)
  • Must not have a higher qualification in the same subject area as the apprenticeship they wish to commence


Employers paying the apprenticeship levy can use their funds to pay for these programmes. Smaller organisations with an annual payroll bill of less than £3 million per year, benefit from receiving 95% of the costs paid for by the government.

The available apprenticeships in accounting now include:

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This Accounting Apprenticeship is designed for new recruits or existing employees who would like to be formally trained or qualified in accounting practices. This programme includes the following AAT qualifications: AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Certificate and the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

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Professional Accountant Apprenticeship (Level 4)

This Accounting Apprenticeship is tailored towards more experienced individuals who are looking to further develop their accounting knowledge and skill. This programmes includes the following qualifications: AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting and will provide exceptions to CIMA and ACCA.

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