Accounting Apprenticeships Level 4
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What will I be doing?
The Professional Accountancy Level 4 Certificate is the third and final stage of a three tier qualification to achieve an AAT membership. Becoming AAT qualified will open doors to exciting career options in accounting and finance.
During the apprenticeship, you’ll take responsibility for a range of tasks within a busy accounting team, and will come out of it with the skills to become an asset to any business. You will also gain the skills needed to effectively measure financial performance, to draft budgets and financial statements, and evaluate accounting systems.
The course delivers both accounting and business skills qualifications, covering:
Accounting Level 4
- Management Accounting: Budgeting
- Management Accounting: Decision & Control
- Financial Statements of Limited Companies
- Business Tax
- Personal Tax
Business Skills Level 4
- Leadership attributes and skills
- Taking the lead in meetings and workshops
- Improving work performance and effective teamwork
- Improving your presentation and spreadsheet skills
- Managing project finances
There are also optional modules available in topics such as cash management, credit control, external auditing and business tax.
What qualifications will I achieve?
On completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve an level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, and a level 4 Diploma in Business Skills.
What are the entry requirements?
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.
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.
Alternatively, you could find employment in a variety of significant roles including a VAT accountant, senior finance officer or commercial analyst.
What impressed me most about my level 2 studies was the way that most things I learned during the qualification linked to the work I was doing in the office. This really helped me to understand the role better, as I knew about everything that was happening behind the scenes. All my tutors have been exceptional teachers, and the fact that I have passed all my exams first time only proves this!
I’d recommend the AAT training through apprenticeship route to any young budding Accountant. With the support of my employer I was able to earn and learn at the same time rather than coming out of University with debt and no guarantee of a job at the end of it. The support of Babington Group has enabled me not only to complete my AAT qualifications but also to compete at prestigious events such as WorldSkillsUK.
During my AAT studies the Babington staff were really helpful. They were flexible with exam dates, and the tutors were really helpful in spending extra time with me if I didn’t understand things. It was particularly helpful that they had previously worked in business, so they gave me practical examples of when certain skills were used. Their genuine enthusiasm for the subject helped me realise that this is not just a job – it’s a career.