Course overview

Professional Accounting & Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

The Professional Accounting & Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship programme takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

You will study towards a Professional and Tax Technician Apprenticeship while working with a local employer to develop practical knowledge.

You will also undertake an end point assessment with an external end point assessor when you have fully achieved the knowledge skills and behaviours and a showcase portfolio within your learning with your college trainer.

On successful completion of this you will receive your accounting apprenticeship certificate alongside your accountancy qualification certificate.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is for Professional Accounting and Tax Technicians looking for entry points into study with the accounting bodies fully recognising the international status of AAT qualifications.

The apprenticeship provides knowledge and skills for new accountants looking to follow a career in industry, commerce or practice and ultimately to strive to achieve Professional Accountant status with one of the awarding bodies using study exemptions allowed when you attain Level 4.

What you'll learn

You will complete a series of modules towards the standard covering knowledge, skills and behaviours. Topics covered include:

  • Management Accounting Budgeting
  • Decision and Control
  • Personal Taxation.

You will further develop skills in financial / management accounting and taxation gained from your Level 3 studies to provide entry points into future study with the recognised professional accounting bodies within the UK or beyond.

You will continue to work within local industry or commerce while gaining further knowledge and skills.

You will work with your accounting apprenticeship trainer and employer to gain the knowledge and skills ready for your end point assessment and to demonstrate how these are put into a workplace environment.

Course entry requirements

To join this programme, you will need to be employed in a relevant role.

You will also need to hold 5 GCSEs including Grade 4/5 (C) in maths and English and an AAT qualification at Level 3.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Your course will be delivered within City of Bristol centres where you will be supported by specialist lecturers.

You will also be supported within your workplace towards the apprenticeship by a City of Bristol college accounting apprenticeship trainer. Your trainer will work closely with your employer and lecturers to ensure your programme provides the foundation for a successful career in the profession building on knowledge and skills gained at Level 3. They will also guide you to develop your portfolio in preparation for end point assessment.

You will also need to complete 20% off the job training which will consist of your class delivery in college and work outside your normal job role and any other off the job training which maybe set by your employer.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will complete an end point assessment which consists of a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Future career and study opportunities

Typical roles you could consider after the apprenticeship include:

  • Commercial Analyst
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Financial Officer
  • Tax Investigations Officer
  • Personal Tax Assistant
  • Business Tax Assistants.

You could also progress into fully-qualified status with ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA with further study.

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Fees and applications

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Professional Accounting & Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship College Green Centre
Course Code
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Flexible, contact College
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
WGP0828CZP-1 Variable Dates Flexible, contact College Any Enquire Enquire College Green Centre
Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.

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