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ACCOUNTANCY PROFESSIONAL

Professional Accounting Technician Level 4

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Progressing within the finance industry requires knowledge, skill, and experience. The Professional Accounting or Taxation Level 4 apprenticeship, now updated for the AAT Q2022 syllabus, allows you to develop relevant experience and further your skills on the job, whilst gaining and demonstrating a greater level of expertise and ability to support your business’ finance function.

Our Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship has been developed in partnership with Grant Thornton, a leader in the finance industry. This programme combines dedicated workplace mentoring, on-the-job experience, access to high-quality online resources alongside our outstanding blended delivery model, for those wishing to progress their career in accountancy and taxation.

 

Who is this programme for?

  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Finance Administrator
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor

At a glance

Relevant to

Those looking to advance their accounting career

Entry requirements

Level 3 qualification or 2 years experience and maths and English A-C / 4-9

Apprenticeship

Type

Apprenticeship

Standard

AAT, ACCA, CIMA

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Level

Professional Accounting Technician Level 4

Format/Modality

Blended learning delivery

Duration

15 months + 3 month EPA

England

Geography

England

Cost

£8000, Levy funded

Contextualisation available

Yes

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Programme outcomes

For employers

During the programme, apprentices will developing their ability to create, verify and review accurate and timely financial information. As a skilled finance professional, your employee will be able to 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.

For learners

Develop your technical knowledge and experience to provide strategic business advice to organisations of all types and sizes. This apprenticeship will build on your existing finance and accounting knowledge, allowing you to upskill into a confident finance professional, capable of supporting your company in several ways. Our Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship will equip you with greater financial expertise for you to apply to your role, your career, and your company goals.

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Learning journey overview

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

  • Management accounting
  • Financial accounting

  • Economics
  • Accountancy in business
  • Business technology

  • Ethics, governance and business law
  • Financial statements of limited companies

  • AAT: A synoptic assessment, or a reflective discussion or written statement supported by a portfolio of evidence
  • ACCA and CIMA: A technical role simulation case study exam, or a reflective statement supported by a portfolio of evidence

Accountancy Level 4 programme highlights

  • Fully blended delivery model across workshops, 1:1s, and self-directed study
  • Lays the foundation for onward study to our level 7 programme and career progression
  • Equips learners with the skills and confidence for success

Specialisation options

Through the course of the Professional Accounting Level 4 programme, you will develop the core skills and competencies needed to progress into senior accountancy roles. In terms of specialisation, we offer AAT, ACCA and CIMA learning pathways. Here's the difference between the them:

acca

At the end of the AAT route, you will receive the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. You would select this pathway if you are interested in roles such as: Accounts Manager, Commercial Analyst, or Financial Accountant.

acca

On completion of the ACCA pathway, you will gain the ACCA Level 4 Applied Knowledge qualification. 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 the CIMA Level 4 Certificate in Business Accounting qualification. You would choose this pathway if your role, or your desired role, involves business partnering across other functions within your business.

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What our learners have to say

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The learning and teaching was great throughout, especially during lockdown.

Accountancy Level 4 Learner

EXCELLENCE IN NUMBERS

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.

100%

Pass rate

100% of our Accountancy Level 4 apprentices passed their EPA in academic year 2020/21

83%

First time

Our Accountancy Level 4 EPA first time pass rate was 83% for acadmic year 2020/21

83%

CSAT

Babington received a Customer Satisfaction rate of 83% for academic year 2020/21

Supercharge your accountancy career

  • Become a member of the UK's largest community of apprentices
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
  • Fully blended delivery model for learning that suits you
  • Benefit from 1:1 coaching and mentoring throughout
Ready to get started? Enquire about this programme today Let's go!

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