Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship | Weston College

Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

This Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship enables you to learn in the workplace while earning a wage. You’ll spend most of your week at work and attend College from occasionally to learn the theoretical elements of your role.

As part of the apprenticeship, you’ll undertake a number of qualifications, including the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 Advanced Diploma.

The course involves a range of units, including financial statements of limited companies, management accounting (budgeting, decision and control), accounting systems, and two optional topics. We also work with you to develop your English and maths skills.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll complete the AAT Advanced Diploma assessments, skills tests, a portfolio of evidence, a synoptic assessment and a professional discussion.

What could I do after this course?

Most Weston College apprentices are kept on by their employer at the end of their course. You could also progress your career in the accounting and finance sector and work towards a specialist role. Or, you can increase your skills with a Business with Management Degree at University Centre Weston.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a Level 3 AAT qualification, or a Level 3 apprenticeship. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can support you to find this.

Course Level

Level 4

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
2 Years
Course code AHPACPF1SA

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What Our Students Say

Bella Febry, Business Studies

Bella Febry

“It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will definitely help my future career prospects."

Former school: Priory

Work Experience: Bella completed her work experience with international oil and gas company 'OiLSERV' in Dubai. During this Bella gained skills in HR, finance, IT, law, marketing, sales and project delivery.

Course: Business Studies

What next? After being awarded Work Experience Student of the Year, Bella aims to get a distinction star and then take a gap year before going to university.

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