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Accounting - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship


Course Overview

This framework has been developed by employers and providers to meet the needs of small and medium size enterprises through to the larger organisations. It provides a structured approach to training and developing prospective Accountants who understand the needs of the organisation, its customers and the sector within which they operate.

This course aims to enable candidates to obtain a Level 4 diploma in Accounting qualification with 41-44 QCF Credits, through the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) professional qualification.

Course Content

This Apprenticeship programme is made up of the following four components:

1. AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

Knowledge units include: (there is also a choice of optional units to choose from)

  • Principles of drafting financial statements
  • Principles of budgeting
  • Principles of managing financial performance
  • Principles of managing financial performance
  • Principles of internal control

Competence units include: (there is also a choice of optional units to choose from)

  • Drafting financial statements
  • Drafting budgets
  • Measuring financial performance
  • Evaluating accounting systems

2. Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

4. Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)


Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accountancy (AAT Level 3)

The Apprenticeship will suit such job roles as: Accounts Manager and Accounting Technician


Most units are assessed by a computerised examination and one unit by a 4000 word assignment. Successful completion of all assessments is required for the qualification to be awarded.


Where does this course lead to

Foundation Degree in Accounting. Various degree programmes in Accounting and Finance Individuals who have completed AAT Level 4, may gain direct entry into stage 2 of the Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen

BA Accounting with CIMA

Advanced Diploma programme depending on modules studied.


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Course Outline

Course Code: JP01
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 07/09/2017
Duration: 1 Year
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