Level Four Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting

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This apprenticeship aims to give people the skills and knowledge needed to work in finance and accounting related positions where higher level skills and knowledge are required. These include senior cashier, purchase ledger clerk, sales ledger clerk, accounting technician and assistant accountant.

What will I study?

You will complete two qualifications:

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
• Financial statements and budgeting
• Financial performance
• Internal control and accounting systems

Optional units:
• Business and personal tax
• External auditing
• Cash management and credit control

AAT Advanced Diploma in Business Skills
• Planning and delivering business communication activities
• Spreadsheet and presentation software
• Deliver a presentation
• Organising and facilitating meetings and workshops
• Developing commercial awareness
• Managing project finances

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a mixture of multiple choice questions and numeric activities to prove competence. The AAT Learn Plus e-portfolio is used for a number of assessments where work is uploaded and sent for internal assessments. Secure Assess assessments include spreadsheet software, computerised accounts (SAGE), working effectively in accounting and finance and internal control and accounting systems

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant level three qualification, such as an advanced apprenticeship, and be working in appropriate employment.

What next?

Completing a level four higher apprenticeship will put you in a strong position to advance at work and will enable you to progress onto further higher level courses, such as accountancy-related degrees.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide