Professional Accounting/Tax Technician

Level 4, Apprenticeship

Duration: 24 Months

Location: Benfleet

Days & Times: 1 day at college, 4 days with employer

Start Date: Various rolling start dates.

Fee: None

Course Description

He -aat -l 4-apprenticeWork with an employer, earn a salary and progress to a full-time job or the second year of a degree programme.

Our Level 4 AAT Apprenticeship will not only develop your financial skills to master more complex tasks, but will also cover statements for limited companies and complex management accounting activities.

AAT qualifications are held in high regard in the financial sector, both at home and abroad.   

Modules

During both your time at the college and in the workplace, you will study and have the opportunity to practice and implement learning in the following areas:

  • Financial Statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Performance
  • Internal Control and Accounting Systems
  • Credit Control
  • Personal and Business Tax.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

Alongside attending college one day per week, assessment will take place within your work environment; by review with your Assessor as well as through the evidence you collect in your portfolio. 

This Apprenticeship will also involve an End Point Assessment, consisting of two parts:

  • A role simulation giving the apprentice an opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through a simulation. This will be assessed through the AAT synoptic assessment that maps to the current AQ2016 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification (Level 4)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard, which have been gathered from the apprentice’s practical experience in the workplace, combined with a reflective statement that draws on their portfolio. The reflective statement will be assessed by two Independent Assessors (IAs) appointed by AAT and will take the form of a written statement, a presentation, or a professional discussion.

Apprentices who only complete the EPA for the Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship are not eligible to apply for full AAT membership. They must complete the AQ2016 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification in addition to their EPA in order to be eligible to apply and use the designatory letters MAAT.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

As well as being one of the few local colleges that now offer progression from Level 2 through to Level 4 in AAT, we also have excellent industry links and tutor knowledge.  

Level 4 does have elements that require learners in the workplace to succeed, which makes it a much better option for studying at this level.

What Could I Do Next?

AAT is a brand that employers trust because its qualifications demonstrate that you have the practical real world skills to be successful within business and finance.

Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for Accounting and Finance skills is consistently high across all sectors.

On successful completion your options will include:

  • Securing full-time employment in a Business or Finance role
  • Studying to become a Chartered Accountant
  • Entering into the second year of a degree programme at university.

Employment possibilities include roles such as an Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Senior Bookkeeper, Personal Tax Assistant and Investigations Officer.

General Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 and Level 3 AAT Accounting qualification (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Grade B or above in English and Maths (or equivalent).

You will also be required to pass an interview and complete an assessment.

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