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Mode of study Apprenticeship
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 1 August 2019
Course code PLR4UAA (1919)
  • Who is it for?

    The Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting is a progressive route to train accountants to technician level who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisations. Job roles include: Accounting Technician; Accounts Manager.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship, however, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards these qualifications. Please note, employers sometimes stipulate their own entry requirements which would be detailed against their specific vacancy.

  • What does the course involve?

    The main specialist industry qualification is through The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In addition to AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting, a Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills is also included as well as Employer Rights & Responsibility (if appropriate) and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This apprenticeship is taught on a day release basis with exams held throughout the year. Some assessments will also take place in the workplace.

  • How much does it cost?

    The apprenticeship training programme is fully funded for 16 – 18 year olds. For apprentices aged 19 years and over, your employer would be required to contribute towards the training costs.

  • Additional Notes

    Previous convictions: Please note - when registering with AAT, you will need to declare whether you have any criminal convictions or had civil convictions against you. All declarations will be followed up by AAT. Serious convictions may result in you being barred from becoming an AAT registered student.

  • What do I do next?

    If you have secured an employer or are already in work and your employer is willing to support your training, you can apply online. If you haven’t got an employer, you can still apply and we will interview you for a full-time course until you find an employer. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring the Apprenticeship Team on 01743 260400 or email:

Holly Gibbons

Holly Gibbons

Level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting

I wanted to change my career and went to work with D.R.E & Co. Chartered Accountants, who put me onto this course to get all my qualifications. After I have finished studying at SCG I will do my charter training at university. This is a widely recognised qualification that you need if you want to be a Junior Accountant.

Fiona McGeevor

Fiona McGeevor

AAT bookkeeping

I enrolled on the part-time AAT bookkeeping course as a mature student and have found the teaching staff here superb as you get a lot of life experience from industry trained teachers.

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Career Options

  • Taxation experts

    Up to £55,000

  • Financial and accounting technicians

    Up to £48,000


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