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Level 4 Apprenticeship Professional Accounting Technician

This course is aimed at those working as Accounting Technicians/support staff in accountancy and finance functions. This programme is the final part of a three stage, competence based education and training scheme offered by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the largest dedicated professional body for qualified accounting technicians.

The three stages consist of units of competence and are accredited by the new Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF). The Level 4 Diploma attracts 41-44 credits.

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units. The mandatory units are: • Management Accounting: Budgeting • Management Accounting: Decision and Control • Financial Statements of Limited Companies • Accounting Systems and Controls. The specialist units are: • Personal Tax • Business Tax.

Entry Requirements

The Apprenticeship is open to those aged 16+ in suitable employment who have completed the Intermediate Stage Level
3 Diploma and have GCSEs, (or equivalent ) at grade C in English and Maths. (Please note that funding restrictions may apply to apprentices aged 19+).

Apprenticeships are currently not available to those who have a degree, HNC, HND or equivalent Level 4 qualifications.

Applicants are required to sit a mock
skills test prior to acceptance on the
Higher Apprenticeship.

What do I need to bring?

Infomation available upon enrolment

Assessment/Exam information

Assessment is by four computer based examinations and two e-delivered project/case studies.

Key Skills require the student to produce a portfolio of evidence and sit multiple-choice tests (certain academic qualifications may provide exemptions).

Other information

Key skills in Communication (Level 2) Key Skills in Application of Number (Level 2)
This course is based at North Star.
During the course you will receive expert tuition from highly trained staff.
A qualified Assessor will be allocated to the learner who will provide an induction and plan with him/her assessments in their work place.

A Training Co-ordinator will support you throughout your training, through regular work based review meetings.

As a member of Swindon College apprentices will be able to benefit from the range of services and facilities it has to offer, such as:
• Library and Learning Resource Centre
• Student Enrichment Centre
• The Restaurant
• Sports Therapy Clinic
• Osteopathy Clinic
• Little Stars Nursery
• Counselling
• Beauty Therapy Salon
• Hairdressing Salons.

What can I do next?

Successful candidates may apply to be a full member of the AAT and use the designated letters MAAT. They are also invited to join the College’s annual Graduation Ceremony.

Qualification description

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (AAT Technician Stage)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
weeks per year Variable Variable Associated fees will be discussed at the time of enquiry
Course Fees apply to each year of the course, with the exception of Level 3 courses.
Variable start dates information

This course has variable start dates. Please contact us using one of the options below:

UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: -
Hours per week:
Study days: MOTUWETHFR

Any extra costs

AAT and examination fees are reimbursed by Swindon College. Apprentices are required to pay for their own books and/or study material.

How to apply

Click on Apply now or contact the Apprenticeship Team on Tel. 01793 498208 or email.