Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in AAT Professional Accounting Technician


1. Course details

Qualification name Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Qualification level X
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Course webpage https://courses.wakefield.ac.uk/PSWebEnrolment/webenrolment.aspx?page=~/webcontrols/coursedisplay.ascx&CourseInformationID=3404
Course type Work based
Course start date 01 September 2021
Cost description Please contact us for details.

2. Who this course is for

You will study the following (AQ2016) Financial statements of Limited Companies Management You will study the following (AQ2016) Financial statements of Limited Companies Management Accounting: Budgeting Management Accounting: Decision and Control Accounting Systems and Controls (Part of the Synoptic Assessment) Plus two specialist units from: Business Tax Personal Tax Credit Management A role simulation giving the apprentice an opportunity to tackle a series of business-related tasks through a simulation. This will be assessed through the AAT synoptic assessment that maps to the current AQ2016 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification (Level 4) A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard, which have been gathered from the apprentice’s practical experience in the workplace, combined with a reflective statement that draws on their portfolio. The reflective statement will be assessed by two Independent Assessors (IAs) appointed by AAT and will take the form of a written statement, a presentation, or a professional discussion

3. Entry requirements

Flexible dependent on age and experience Level 3 Apprenticeship or AAT Diploma in Accounting. Certificate evidence of English and maths at level 2 or GCSE grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4). If you do not have these, we can support the development of your English and maths skills through completion of Functional Skills in the relevant subject and one-to-one support.

4. What you'll learn

At least 20% of your working week for the duration of the apprenticeship must be spent carrying out new learning relating to the apprenticeship standards. Four mandatory units: • Management Accounting: Budgeting • Management Accounting: Decision and Control • Financial Statements of Limited Companies • Accounting Systems and Controls (part of the synoptic assessment which covers all 3 mandatory units) Plus, two specialist units from: • Business Tax • Personal Tax • External Auditing • Cash and Treasury Management • Credit Management As the College is unable to offer students all five optional units, prospective students should confirm which units are offered on the course before they enrol to avoid disappointment. Throughout your programme you will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard, which have been gathered from the your practical experience in the workplace, combined with a reflective statement that draws on your portfolio. Once on programme for 12 months you will then be registered for end point assessment, this then allows you to attempt both aspects of the gateway, the first being a synoptic exam and the second being your reflective statement or professional discussion. The reflective statement will be assessed by two Independent Assessors (IAs) appointed by AAT and will take the form of a written statement, or a professional discussion.

5. How you'll learn

Classroom based and Tutor led. All learning must be recorded to demonstrate you are achieving at least 20% of your working week to off the job learning, a requirement of the apprenticeship. This will be discussed and agreed with you and your employer at the start of the apprenticeship.

6. What you'll need to bring

Check with course provider

7. How you'll be assessed

Assessment will be continuous and take place in both the workplace and the College. There will be a combination of computer-based assessments and projects or work-based evidence followed by an end professional discussion at the end of the programme

8. Next steps

Further Study: The students after their apprenticeship can carry on to become Chartered Accountants or Chartered Management Accountants. Career Opportunities: The students will have further career opportunities in Accountancy and Management Accountancy roles.

9. Venue

Yorkshire and The Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire, York, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield, North Yorkshire

10. Other venues and dates

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