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Accountancy Apprenticeship

Accountancy and Taxation Professional Level 7

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This level 7 accountancy programme is designed to develop finance professionals into well rounded finance leaders, and is delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton.

Modern finance functions must be equipped not only with technical excellence, but also the skills to effectively respond to change, partner with other functions, and think critically.

Our Accountancy and Taxation Professional level 7 apprenticeship has been developed in partnership with Grant Thornton, a recognised leader in the finance industry. We have created a new model for professional development in the accountancy sector, bringing a blended approach to learning centred on developing all-round capability that can be immediately applied in the workplace – ensuring finance functions are equipped with the skills for success.

Who is this programme for?

  • Senior finance professionals
  • Individuals looking to excel at the top of their profession
  • Organisations looking to develop the finance leaders of the future
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At a glance

Relevant to

Mid to Senior Finance Managers, Finance Directors

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant field or a Level 4 qualification

Apprenticeship

Type

Apprenticeship

Standard

ACCA, CIMA

Level 7

Level

Level 7

Format/Modality

Blended learning delivery

Duration

31-34 months + EPA

England

Geography

England

Cost

£21,000, Levy funded

Contextualisation available

Yes

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Programme outcomes

For employers

Employers will have deeply competent, all round finance professionals who can operate at executive or senior management level, capable of guiding the company through key financial decisions with professional scepticism and deep strategic thinking.

For learners

During the apprenticeship, learners will be equipped with the knowledge needed to excel in the accountancy and taxation profession. As well as technical excellence, you will also master the skills needed to forge key relationships, facilitate effective business partnering, and demonstrate professional ethics to be seen as a trusted member of a future-ready, effective finance function.

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Learning journey overview

Building on your existing skills and experience, during this apprenticeship you will:

  • Understand financial accounting practice at the highest level
  • Explore ethics, governance, and the law
  • Personal development and self-awareness

  • Corporate and business law
  • Financial reporting
  • Management and team development

  • Strategic business reporting
  • Effective leadership in a digital world
  • Financial strategy

  • Your EPA is your opportunity to display the variety of skills you have gained. You will be supported in completing a synoptic case study and project report that will highlight these skills, knowledge and behaviours which will form part of your End Point Assessment.

Accountancy level 7 programme highlights

  • Option to undertake ACCA or CIMA learning pathways depending on your chosen career path
  • Masters degree equivalent industry-recognised qualification delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton
  • Access to a professional 'buddy' in the form of a senior active practitioner throughout the programme
  • Blended delivery model inclusive of digital learning, on-demand resources, workshops, and networking sessions

Specialisation options

Through the course of the Accountancy and Taxation Professional Level 7 programme, you will develop the core skills and competencies needed for the role of a Chartered Accountant or Chartered Management Accountant, as well as being equipped to make strategic decisions for your organisation. In terms of specialisation, we offer both ACCA and CIMA learning pathways. Here's the difference between the two:

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On completion of the ACCA pathway, you will gain ACCA chartered certified status, becoming a Chartered Accountant. You would select this programme if your role, or desired role, has responsibility for accountancy and auditing, taxation, and financial management.

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If you choose the CIMA route, you will, gain CIMA Professional Qualification, becoming Chartered Management Accountant. You would choose this pathway if your role, or your desired role, involves business partnering across other functions within your business. Topics within this pathway include: business accounting, management accounting, and strategic marketing management.

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What our learners
have to say

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I valued having insight into the role of another professional and suggestions from their own personal approach and experiences

Level 7 Learner

Global Retail Organisation

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Comparing and discussing experiences [with my buddy] really helped boost my confidence

Level 7 Learner

FTSE 250 Organisation

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Delivering meaningful outcomes

Trust your professional development to the experts. We're proud to help upskill thousands of accountancy professionals every year and support businesses in building the talent pipelines of tomorrow.

94%

94% of our Level 7 Accountancy apprentices passed their EPA for the academic year 2020/21

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We are proud to have achieved Ofsted grade 1 'outstanding' features across our accountancy portfolio

72%

In a recent study by ACCA, 72% of CFO respondents indicated that the role was increasing or significantly increasing in the wake of the pandemic

66%

66% of ACCA survey respondents felt that not enough attention was being paid to the developing the CFOs of the future

41%

Only 41% of organisations believe finance has achieved any level of business partnership

Supercharge your accountancy career

  • Access to some of the UK's leading accountancy specialists
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
  • Masters degree equivalent qualification upon completion
  • Benefit from 1:1 coaching and mentoring throughout
  • Fully blended delivery model for learning that suits you
  • Become a member of the UK's largest community of apprentices
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