Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship

A globally recognised qualification in partnership with Grant Thornton.

To get in touch, call us on 0333 323 4050

Home > ApprenticeshipsAccounting > Level 4

Gain exceptional accounting skills through the level 4 standard, with CIMA, AAT and ACCA routeways available.
Develop your technical knowledge and experience to provide strategic business advice to organisations of all types and sizes.
Grant Thornton Logo

Babington’s NextGen Apprenticeships


Learn anywhere, anytime

Learn anywhere, anytime

We provide the only distance learning course to go alongside your apprenticeship, with digital learning through Babington Online. Cover your topics and complete your course on the go.


Interactive resources

Interactive resources

Enriched learning experience with quizzes, video lectures, and case study scenarios to develop your skills.


Tutoring and support

Tutoring and support

Supportive and responsive tutors, who are available for one-to-one chat sessions. You can also share your experiences with like-minded learners and professionals on our forum.

Download our accountancy brochure to find out more about the different accounting apprenticeships we offer.

Introduction to the course 

Our Level 4 accounting programme combines dedicated workplace mentoring, on-the-job experience, access to high-quality online resources alongside our outstanding blended delivery model. 

All 3 of these routes (CIMA, ACCA and AAT) build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours required to become a highly skilled Professional Accounting Technician. 

Learner outcomes 

During the programme, apprentices will cover topics developing their ability to create, verify and review accurate and timely financial information. A Professional Accounting Technician will apply the relevant ethical, professional and accounting standards in the preparation and drafting of financial statements. Depending on their role your employee will also learn specialist knowledge in other aspects of accounting, for example, management or tax accounting. 


Apprentices must achieve Level 2 English and Mathematics before completing the programme. Following completion of the required units (which differ per routeway), learners will progress to the End-Point Assessment in which the knowledge and evidence learners have gathered will be assessed against the programme criteria. 

The End-Point Assessment is different for each routeway, but all will involve a range of assessment tools including: 


  • A 3-hour synoptic assessment 
  • A reflective discussion or written statement supported by a portfolio of evidence 


  • A technical role simulation case study exam
  • A reflective statement supported by a portfolio of evidence

A good fit for 

Employees in accounting roles such as a Senior Bookkeeper, Finance Administrator or Accounts Payable Supervisor and those wishing to further develop their career in accountancy and become a fully qualified Accounting Technician. 

Future job roles 

  • Senior Finance Officer 
  • Commercial Analyst 
  • Management Accountant 

What’s next? 

After achieving the apprenticeship and qualification learners may receive credits towards the CIMA or ACCA pathway of the Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship in partnership with Grant Thornton. 

What qualifications will I achieve?

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve a Professional Accounting Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship Certificate and the following, depending on routeway:

  • AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 
  • ACCA Level 4 Applied Knowledge
  • CIMA Level 4 Certificate in Business Accounting

What are the entry requirements?

The level 4 apprenticeship is a higher qualification with in-depth accounting knowledge, so it is recommended that you complete AAT level 3 beforehand. However, it is possible for anyone to enter at this level provided they have two years of experience in this field or an in-depth knowledge of accounting. Evidence of Maths and English A-C, 4-9 or equivalent and the ability to gather evidence within job role to meet all apprenticeship criteria is required.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.

For more information, get in touch with us below, or speak to our advisors on 0333 323 4050

What can I do afterwards?

Having completed the Level 4 Professional Certificate, you may wish to study ACCA, CIMA, ACA qualifications to become a chartered accountant. Take a look at our Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship, in partnership with Grant Thornton.

Alternatively, you could find employment in a variety of significant roles including a VAT accountant, senior finance officer or commercial analyst.

Apprentice or Employer?

We use cookies on our website. You are free to manage this via your browser setting at any time. To learn more about how we use the cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.