Professional Accounting Apprenticeship

The Level 4 includes AAT Qualifications

Who is the level 4 programme for?

The Professional Accounting Level 4 Apprenticeship is for employees who want to become fully AAT qualified and gain the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting. The programme is available to existing employees who already have the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma and there is no age limit.

Typical job roles for a Professional Accountant Apprentice

Typical job roles for this accounting course include: Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Payroll Manager and Senior Bookkeeper.

AAT Qualifications included

  • AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

Overview of AAT Level 4 Modules

As part of the programme learners will cover the following modules:

  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Optional Units – Business Tax, Personal Tax, Audit and Assurance, Cash and Financial Management, Credit and Debt Management

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider
  • National Delivery That Supports Social Mobility
  • Ofsted ‘Good’ Rating & High Success Rates
  • Online and Classroom Options Available
  • Multiple Starting Points Throughout the Year – So Learners Can Start Quickly
  • All Our Coaches & Trainers are Industry Specialists
  • Employers & Learners Rate Our Services as Excellent

Progression to further qualifications

Following completion learners can progress to CIMA or ACCA qualifications.

Testimonials & Reviews

“I have completed my level 2, 3 & 4 accounting apprenticeship with The Apprentice Academy. Excellent service from start to finish. The support from my coach and tutor has been amazing, they were always on hand to give me help. Would highly recommend.”Saffiyah Mohamed

“I’m really enjoying my time at the academy and learning a huge amount alongside my job. I find all the knowledge learned is really helping my work and I’m more confident in what I’m doing. I have had coaches so far who have been really good and so helpful whenever I need them. And my trainer has been great! He really explains things so clearly so you fully understand and will help any questions whenever. He has always made sure we understand every topic and will go over something as many times as needed if people don’t understand something. The study materials given have been so useful and really helped me pass my first exam, you are provided with lots of materials so there’s plenty to work on and practice/revise with. Looking forward to completing my course!” – Steph Marshall

“I studied Level 3 & 4 AAT with TAA – brilliant company, with a great team. Brilliant support finding apprenticeships, setting up my interview and preparing me for my interview. The accountancy tutors are so friendly and helpful, can’t thank them enough for the help they have given me over the past few years. My coaches were extremely helpful with the portfolio side of the apprenticeship and preparing me for my both EPAs with AAT.” – Jack Kay

“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

“I joined The Apprentice Academy to study my level 3 and 4 in Accounting. I have received great support throughout my studies from both my tutors and also my coach. Additionally, the delivery of the courses is first-class and I would recommend anyone to study with The Apprentice Academy.”Aiden Murray

“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

Costs and funding

Employers paying the apprenticeship levy can use their funds to pay for this programme.

Smaller organisations with an annual payroll bill of less than £3 million per year will need to contribute 5% towards the cost of the apprenticeship for employees aged 22 +. The government will cover 100% of the cost for employees aged 16-21 (New mandate from 1st April 2024).

Next start dates

Check out our latest Timetables for 2024.

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