Studying AAT Level 4 as part of the Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship will allow you to become experienced in completing complex accounting tasks. You'll receive training in drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financials performance. You'll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control.
Professional Diploma in Accounting is made up of six units in total. Four of these units are mandatory:
- financial Statements for Limited Companies
- Management Accounting: Budgeting
- Management Accounting: Decision and Control
- Accounting Systems and Controls
You'll then choose two specialist units to study from a choice of five:
- Business Tax
- Personal Tax
- Credit Management
- External Auditing
- Cash and Treasury Management
This course is available at both the Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses.
Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education - www.mindful-education.co.uk to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online and On Campus model. Apprentices will attend college once every two weeks and will study online materials during allotted time at work. Online lessons can be assessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop this means apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace
Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.
On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at college with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.
This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus apprenticeships, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, apprentices are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular "On Campus" lessons are replaced by remote "virtual classroom" sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
The Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is designed to provide you with the required skills to undertake the role of a professional accounting technician. Other job roles you could expect to apply for after completion your Apprenticeship include:
- accounts payable and expenses supervisor
- assistant financial accountant
- commercial analyst
- cost accountant
- fixed asset accountant
- indirect tax manager
- payments and billings manager
You will hold a Level 3 Accounting qualification and have strong literacy and numeracy skills.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.