Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship (AAT)

Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship (AAT)

Level 4 Apprenticeship
Examining Board: AAT


Accounting apprenticeships let you learn on the job, develop knowledge and skills, gain an AAT Accounting qualification and earn money - all at the same time. 

You will develop practical accounting and finance skills while working within a business environment. 

Benefits of an accounting apprenticeship

  • It is a sure way of getting into the workforce
  • You earn while you learn
  • Learn a business from the bottom up while you develop your skills
  • Fast-track your career and move up the career ladder quicker than a university graduate, and without the university debt

There are two AAT apprenticeships available at Huish both closely linked to AAT qualifications.

Click here for information about the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.


Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

On successful completion of the Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship, with the right accounting experience you'll be able to apply for membership of AAT.

The classroom element is taught over 12 months. In the classroom you will study more advanced financial and management accounting as well as personal and business taxation. Your classroom learning will culminate in a summary synoptic exam.

Your classroom studies will be supplemented with workbased learning to demonstrate other necessary skills such as team working, making presentations and using financial systems. The business skills workbased learning can be undertaken alongside College teaching or afterwards. This element of the apprenticeship will be tested in an end point assessment.

In the workplace you will develop and demonstrate skills such as;

  • Planning and delivering business communication activities
  • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
  • Organising and facilitating meetings and workshops
  • Developing commercial awareness
  • Managing project finances 

You will need to pass both the synoptic exam and the end point assessment to successfully complete your apprenticeship.

Do I need to pay anything?

For students the answer is no, costs are met by a combination of government and employers.

To find out more and how to apply contact our apprenticeship team

Once you enrol with us, you will need to register with AAT.

To do this course you need the following:

  • No formal qualifications required
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 preferred

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