Apprenticeship standard: Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician

Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard: Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician

Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL4HA Duration: 1.5 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    
AAT Apprenticeships


About the course

Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will have responsibility for creating, and / or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

Examples of roles as a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician include, but are not limited to, Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Financial Officer, Tax Investigations Officer, Personal Tax Assistant and Business Tax Assistant.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

This is an apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.

Knowledge is taught within college, one day a week. This can include, but is not subject to, Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (AAT).

Skills are taught within the work place. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills; Analysis, Communication, Leadership, Planning and Prioritisation, Produces Quality and Accurate Reports, Team Working and Collaboration and Uses Systems and Processes. You will be allocated a work based assessor to support you with this.

You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

If you do not have a 4 or above (A-C) in English and maths, you will be required to study Functional Skills at Level 2.

End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.


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Your future

What Next?

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

For further information, please contact our Business Services Team on 01252 407299.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

5 GCSEs at A*-C/4-9 including Maths and English, including a relevant Level 3 Accounting qualification. This occupation covers two areas of specialism, accounting and tax.

You must be employed to start college as an apprentice.

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