Accounting & Finance

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

Funding

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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Testimonials

‘My experience with ‘The Apprentice Academy’ has been excellent. I am very impressed with their service and would happily recommend them.’ – Karen Highfield, KLH Bookkeeping Services

‘I have had a really good experience with the Apprentice Academy and I’m really excited to carry on growing with my qualification. Andy, the tutor has been amazing and I feel like I’ve learned so much with him over the past month. All the help and study materials are also really useful as we have access to different areas such as Kaplan and also the resources on OneFile.’ – Joseph Rose, Payroll Apprentice, Murphy Grp

‘The Apprentice Academy have been amazing throughout the whole process of my Apprenticeship from the start where Tony helped find the perfect apprenticeship for me through to Andy my Accountancy Coach who has an amazing skill of being able to break down concepts to help his students understand thoroughly. I would highly recommend the Apprentice Academy to anyone looking at taking the next step for their career.’ James Wigley, Finance Apprentice MJ Wilson Grp

‘Being an older student I was a bit nervous about starting to learn again but the Apprentice Academy supported me all through my learning journey. The help and support through the course has been excellent with the guidance of Becky with my discussions through to Andy in the classroom a top class service. The all round delivery of the course has been excellent throughout and I have had the support and guidance of the team through my journey.’ – Asa McLaughlin, Purchase Ledger, Cedar Mount Academy.

‘The Apprentice Academy offers so much support, just ask the question and they’ll be there to help. Whether it’s about the course, your mental health, personal life or work life, they will do their best to be there for you.’ – Sarah Blane, Timpsons

‘Since starting my apprenticeship, I have learnt a lot and passed my first AAT exam with flying colours. The workshops are good and I have regular contact with my tutor. The support I have received from The Apprentice Academy has been great.’ – Kate Highfield, KLH Bookkeeping

‘The support offered from the Apprentice Academy has been great quality, if ever I’ve had an issue with an element of my course, I can easily contact my Coach or my Teacher, and they will either go through it with me, or provide me with resources so I can improve in that area. This helps me to feel confident in my knowledge of Accountancy and I feel my ability has improved throughout my Apprenticeship because of this.’ – Joshua Batty, Finance, Network Rail

 

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