Professional Accounting Apprenticeship

The Level 4 includes AAT Qualifications

Who is the 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

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 Modules

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

  • Financial Statements of Management Accounts
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • External Auditing
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Optional Unit – Business Tax, Personal Tax, Credit Management or Cash and Treasury Management

Flexible Learning Options

Learners can gain their qualifications via two learning routes. See table below for details on each programme available.

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider (National Delivery)
  • 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
  • 96% of Employers & Learners Rate Our Services as Excellent


Following completion learners can progress to CIMA or ACCA qualifications.

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 this programme. The rest will be paid for by the UK government.

Testimonials & Reviews

‘I’m really enjoying my time at the academy and learning a huge amount along side 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, Andy, 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 practise/revise with. Looking forward to completing my course!’ – Steph Marshall, COS Bookkeeping

‘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

‘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 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

‘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

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Next start dates

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