Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting

Course code
Subject area
1.5 Years
Type of course

About the course

Who is the Apprenticeship for?
The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in an Accounting environment. It is designed for roles such as trainee accounting technician and assistant accountant.

How is the training delivered?
The training delivery takes place at Farnborough College of Technology; there is a choice between day release and evening class. In addition, there is regular progress and monitoring support visits to the workplace.

Subjects covered

What does the Apprenticeship cover?
The Level 4 programme is made up of two qualifications covering a range of accounting and business skills:

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (AAT):
There are 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units must be completed to achieve the award. Units are assessed by AAT computer based exams.

Mandatory Units
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Performance
  • Financial Statements
  • Internal Control & Accounting Systems
Optional Units- choose 2
  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash Management
  • Credit Control
Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills (AAT):
The 9 mandatory units are completed through Work Place Evidence (WPE) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in the form of a Portfolio.

Mandatory Units
  • Working in teams
  • Planning and delivering business communication activities
  • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
  • Spreadsheet software (Level 3)**
Optional Units- choose 2
  • Presentation software (Level 3)
  • Deliver a presentation (Level 3)
  • Organising and facilitating meetings and workshops
  • Managing project finances
** Students who have already achieved this unit as part of the Level 3 AAT will have their achievement recognised when they register for the Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills.

On completion

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

For further information, please contact our Business Services Team on 01252 407299.


Entry requirements

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over, with completion of an Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Accounting.