Accountancy - Higher Apprenticeship

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    Part-time 1 day per week. Thursday - In class 9am - 4.30pm.
    Classes are September - November (the following year)

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Accountancy - Higher Apprenticeship


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Course Description

The Apprentice will study towards, Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks. Students will look at and become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications, and will gain competencies in drafting financial statements for limited companies, recommending accounting systems strategies and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports. Students will also learn about specialist areas such as tax, auditing, credit and debit management and cash and financial management. Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications, including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication.

This qualification comprises three mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options

The mandatory units are:

  • Applied Management Accounting

  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements

  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls.

The optional units are: ( Note that your choice of these will be discussed as appropriate- all options may not be available)

  • Business Tax

  • Personal Tax

  • Audit and Assurance

  • Cash and Financial Management

  • Credit and Debt Management.

Entry Criteria

  • Recent completion of AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

  • GCSE Grade A*-C (or equivalent) in Maths and English/Welsh

  • Apprentices must be employed in an Accounting/Finance role

  • All students are required to register with the professional body for accounting technicians

  • All places are subject to satisfactory interview


In class lectures


The units are assessed individually through computer based end-of-unit assessments


Once qualified, and having met AAT’s criteria, students can apply for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name.

Students can progress onto the full ACCA qualification and become a chartered accountant and will also be able to apply for some exam exemptions.

Career progression, some of which include:

  • Professional Accounting Technician

  • Assistant Auditor

  • Assistant Management Accountant

  • Commercial Analyst

  • Payroll Manager

  • Senior Bookkeeper

  • Senior Financial Officer

  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Cost Accountant

  • Fixed Asset Accountant

  • Indirect Tax Manager

  • Payments and Billing Manager

  • Senior Fund Accountant

  • Senior Insolvency Administrator

  • Tax Supervisor

  • VAT Accountant.

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 4

Programme Area:

  • Business and Management