Higher Apprenticeship in AAT Accounting
Level 4
Duration 24 months
Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification e.g. A Levels, Advanced Apprenticeship, BTEC or Access to Higher Education. Employees must be currently working in an accounting role and have a dedication to completing a higher level qualification. This will involve taking on a greater volume and level of study than the Advanced Apprenticeship or a Level 3 qualification


This Level 4 qualification provides your workforce with an understanding of accounting and will allow

progression to full membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians and can lead to a professional accountancy qualification with a chartered body such as ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, AIA or ICAS.

Knowledge based qualification will include financial statements, budgeting, financial performance, internal control and accounting systems, personal tax and credit management and control. The competency based qualification will include working in teams, planning and delivering business communication activities, evaluating and improving your performance in a business environment, spreadsheet software, presentation software, delivering a presentation, organising and facilitating meetings and workshops, developing commercial awareness and managing project finances.


The Benefits of a Higher Apprenticeship:

Higher apprenticeship programmes have been designed to train individuals to foundation and degree level, providing your employees with the knowledge and skills required to meet your business needs.

Higher apprenticeships are the next step up from advanced apprenticeships and are nationally accredited work-based programmes. This allows you as a business to invest into your own organisation’s talent and increase productivity and profitability through a highly qualified and skilled workforce.

This Higher Apprenticeship is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional body and is recognised worldwide. It is ideal for those employees who are starting out their career in accountancy or wish to further develop a range of skills related directly to their job role.



Bury College apprenticeships are work based training programmes which are carried out in the workplace. 20% of your apprentice’s time will be dedicated to off the job training which equates to one and a half hours a day or one full day a week. Off the job activities can include:

  • Apprenticeship training
  • Coursework
  • Observing colleagues
  • Receiving mentoring
  • Teaching or learning the theory related to their roles 



Your employee will require technical knowledge and will show competence through complex work activities. Assessments are conducted in the workplace through observation of the duties carried out and a range of other methods; including witness statements, professional discussions and reflective accounts. Learners will also need to submit a portfolio of evidence to fulfil the requirements of the course. Your employee will also be required to undertake research and complete tasks in their own time.

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