AAT Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - as required
Cornwall College St Austell - as required
LEVEL
Level 4 Levels Explained
DURATION
15 Months
LEARNING AREA
Accounting Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Work-based

AAT Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

This accountancy apprenticeship is for those wanting to train on the job and to study advanced accounting to obtain an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification.

You already have an existing Level 3 qualification in accounting and want to develop more complex accounting knowledge, gain more specialist skills in related areas such as tax.

During this qualification, you will learn advanced accounting skills e.g. financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.

Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting 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.

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a qualification and earn money at the same time. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification.

We also offer this course off-site at St Mellion

LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - as required
Cornwall College St Austell - as required
LEVEL
Level 4 Levels Explained
DURATION
15 Months
LEARNING AREA
Accounting Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Work-based

What you will learn

During this apprenticeship, you will learn advanced accounting skills e.g. financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.
This apprenticeship also focuses on developing your essential business skills to support you in the working environment.

Topics include:

Financial Statements - This unit is concerned with competence in drafting and interpreting the financial statements of limited companies. It ensures that learners understand what information is required to be provided, how it is to be presented to users of the financial statements and how the rules and principles established in IFRS apply to the process of drafting financial statements.

Budgeting - Budgets are an essential tool in planning, coordinating, authorising and cost control. Drafting Budgets requires new skills to create appropriate forecasts and budgets for a wide range of activities and circumstances; to agree the budgets with other functional managers and to monitor results against budget and trigger suitable management interventions.

Financial Performance - Learners will have the knowledge to be able to use a range of techniques to analyse information on expenditure. They will be able to make judgements to support decision making, planning and control by managers. Learners will have the skills to collect and analyse information, monitor performance, and present reports to management.

Two of the following options will also be covered – the choice will be based on learner demand so not all of the options will be available:

Personal Tax
Cash Management
Business Tax
Credit Management & Control
External Audit

Entry requirements

To be aged 18 and over, have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (ideally in English and maths) and be employed in a relevant job.

You need to have achieved the AAT Level 3 qualification prior to studying this course and a commitment to study outside college attendance is important.

Please enquire if you are at all unsure as to your suitability the course manager will be happy to discuss the course and its content with you.

*Candidates are responsible for their own AAT registration and membership fee.

Assessment

There will be various online assessments to complete throughout the course.

You will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to the AAT for review and undertake a professional discussion.

Progression

You can progress onto a Chartered accountancy qualifications such as CIMA.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


During this apprenticeship, you will learn advanced accounting skills e.g. financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.
This apprenticeship also focuses on developing your essential business skills to support you in the working environment.

Topics include:

Financial Statements - This unit is concerned with competence in drafting and interpreting the financial statements of limited companies. It ensures that learners understand what information is required to be provided, how it is to be presented to users of the financial statements and how the rules and principles established in IFRS apply to the process of drafting financial statements.

Budgeting - Budgets are an essential tool in planning, coordinating, authorising and cost control. Drafting Budgets requires new skills to create appropriate forecasts and budgets for a wide range of activities and circumstances; to agree the budgets with other functional managers and to monitor results against budget and trigger suitable management interventions.

Financial Performance - Learners will have the knowledge to be able to use a range of techniques to analyse information on expenditure. They will be able to make judgements to support decision making, planning and control by managers. Learners will have the skills to collect and analyse information, monitor performance, and present reports to management.

Two of the following options will also be covered – the choice will be based on learner demand so not all of the options will be available:

Personal Tax
Cash Management
Business Tax
Credit Management & Control
External Audit

To be aged 18 and over, have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (ideally in English and maths) and be employed in a relevant job.

You need to have achieved the AAT Level 3 qualification prior to studying this course and a commitment to study outside college attendance is important.

Please enquire if you are at all unsure as to your suitability the course manager will be happy to discuss the course and its content with you.

*Candidates are responsible for their own AAT registration and membership fee.

There will be various online assessments to complete throughout the course. You will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to the AAT for review and undertake a professional discussion.

You can progress onto a Chartered accountancy qualifications such as CIMA.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


Dates & Locations

  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • Level - Level 4
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - As required
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  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • Level - Level 4
  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - As required
  • Apply Now
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