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Professional Accountant (Online and On Campus) — Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Apprenticeship outline

A person in the role of Professional Accounting Technician will have the responsibility for creating and/or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely finical information within the organisation in which the person is employed or on behalf of another organisation.

The potential job role could be:

  • Assistant Management Accountant
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Finance Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Finance Officer

The apprenticeship standard will cover:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will gain the Professional Accounting Technician Level 4 Standard apprenticeship, as well as AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

Study Method – Online

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our online model.

There will be fortnightly online workshops and online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location City Hub 111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB

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Start date



Professional Accountant/Taxation Technician - Level 4 Standard


18 months

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

Candidates will have Level 2 maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 9 - 4 (A* - C), ideally as part of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) or other comparable qualifications. Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.

Teaching & assessment

Synoptic assessment:

  • Accounting Technical Knowledge
  • Business Awareness
  • Ethical Standards
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Systems and Processes

Profession discussion or reflective written statement supported by a portfolio of evidence.


Completion of the Professional Accounting/Tax Technician Apprenticeship may lead to the candidate receiving credits towards the completion of the Professional Accountant/Tax Apprenticeship or Chartered Accountancy/ Taxation qualifications provided by the relevant Professional Bodies. Completion of the Professional Accounting/Tax Technician Apprenticeship may also result in credits being awarded towards relevant undergraduate degree programmes.

Additional information

The Professional Accounting/Tax Technician standard allows student registration with a number of UK Professional Bodies in this sector. If a candidate seeks to become a member of a Professional Body there may be other requirements specific to the relevant Professional Body, which may be taken as part of, or alongside, the Apprenticeship at the employer’s and candidate’s discretion.