• Course Information

    The Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship will involve you working in an accounts department, taking on more responsibility in supporting a business or organisation manage their money properly. Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll. Accountants keep track of all these areas and more. It takes a business brain, as well as a way with numbers, to get ahead.

    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 4
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus / Community Venue
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      18 (+3 EPA) months
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  • Overview


    As a Runshaw Apprentice, you will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work individually as well as being a team player. You will be expected to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals. You will be employed in a suitable role earning an Apprenticeship salary and learning on the job. In addition, you will attend College for teaching and assessment of your Level 4 qualification and will be visited in the workplace to give you support and guidance on applying your skills to prepare you for the end point assessment.

    This particular course will see you work towards a Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Standard consisting of:

    • Skills, knowledge & behaviours

    • AAT level 4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting


    Additional Information

    Learners are required to undertake and document off-the-job training for the duration of their apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements

    5 x GCSEs A*-C / 9-4 which must include GCSE English and Maths at A*-C/ 9-4 or equivalent & an AAT L3 or equivalent level Accounting qualification.

    Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria. However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.

    Should you meet entry requirements but not hold a level 4/C in English and/or Maths you will need to complete a functional skills course alongside your apprenticeship. As part of the application process you will be assessed to see your current working level, acceptance will be based on this outcome. Your programme duration may be extended to allow for functional skills.

    All information correct at the time of publication but could be subject to change.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Continual assessment and review through formative and summative assessments during your apprenticeship. These assessment methods may include completion of assignments, workbooks, reflective accounts, discussions, knowledge tests and observations.

    Once deemed competent in all areas of the standard the apprentice will then go through independent end point assessment carried out by an external assessor.

  • Employer Requirements

    Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.

  • Progression Pathway

    Looking further ahead to possible progressions, this standard will provide the foundation to start a number of career pathways including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.