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Accounting and Business

Course title: Accounting and Business Course level: Level 4
Qualification: Higher Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2017 - 2018
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 2 years
Venue: Employer Premises


The purpose of this apprenticeship is to train accountants who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisations.

There is a need for apprenticeships in the accounting profession for both large and small organisations.

This framework will help employers meet the current skills shortages in the sector, including a lack of industry and technical knowledge, as highlighted in the Skills Assessment (2012).

This apprenticeship also meet the Government’s skills strategy by:

  1. Increasing the level of skills in the accountancy and finance sector to help achieve a world class skills base
  2. Providing access to Higher Level Apprenticeships that are required by learners and employers
  3. Ensuring vocational qualifications reflect the changing needs of employers

Apprentices have one day release to attend college to study AAT level 4 course.


Modules and units

  • Financial statements and budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal controls and accounting systems
  • Business and personal tax
  • Planning and developing own performance in a business environment
  • Planning and delivery of business communication
  • Organise and facilitate meetings and workshops
  • Working in teams
  • Developing commercial awareness
  • Managing project finances
  • Presentation /spreadsheet software
  • Deliver a presentation

Entry requirements

  • English Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • Maths Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Not required for this framework.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Not required for this framework.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Progression and employment

Apprentices can progress onto the following qualifications and job roles:

Foundation Degree in Accounting – for more information, please visit Foundation Degree Forward –

Various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance – for more information, please visit UCAS –

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Accounts and Tax Assistant
  • Accounts Manager
  • Assistant Accountant (Financial or Management)
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Finance Officer

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354 220

To view a full list of our current Accounting apprenticeship vacancies please click here.

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