Course Code: TN00007 Accounting (Professional) / Tax Technician - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship (AAT) Duration2 Years Day/s of weekBy arrangement Time - Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 2 Years / £0 per year Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary The Professional Accounting/Tax Technician Apprentice should expect responsibility for the creating, verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information in areas such as: Drafting financial statements Drafting budgets Management Accounting: Decision and control (including Principles of financial performance) Analysis and evaluation of accounting systems Principles of cash and treasury management Principles of personal tax Course Detail As an apprentice, you would be employed to work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, combining on the job practical work experience, alongside the study programme, in finance and accounting related roles. During your apprenticeship, you will be mentored in the workplace and gain specific skills, whilst having the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. All AAT higher apprentices complete an application form and research task to ascertain their qualifications, motivation for study, knowledge of Accounting, academic style of writing and to ensure they are operating in an Accounting environment, which has proved highly effective. In addition, the apprentice is required to complete a skills scan to identify their training needs, with the imbedding of English and Maths into the weekly activities of the programme as required by British Values. AAT is a brand that employers trust. At BFC we have a successful history of delivering high quality accounting and finance qualifications. The AAT qualification is an internationally recognised, tailor made qualification developed for the modern workplace, in conjunction with employers in developing and writing the content with their real-world experience and the qualities they look for in employees. This guarantees you will have the skills needed as a mark of competence and professional excellence. To progress, the apprentice has to display practical competence being reflected on their CV to indicate to employers an understanding of accounting and finance knowledge and theory, having mastered the ability to apply it in workplace. To achieve the expected standards, the course will seek to enhance knowledge, understanding and application of behavioural skills in support of the workplace environment and demands, including: Analytical competence – to effectively analyse data for decision making and added value purposes. Communication – the provision of information to appropriate stakeholders in verbal and written format. Leadership – proactively engage in personal development to reflect commitment to the job role and the accounting profession in collaboration with colleagues to maintain effective working relationships. Planning – in the light of changing priorities, to effectively plan and respond to work role demands. Qualitative and accurate information – to consistently deliver requisite data in a timely way. Systems development – to understand and proactively engage in requisite use of systems to maintain proficiency in the function and role. Ethics and Regulation – application of the expected ethical standards to personal and professional behaviour in respect of integrity, competence, due care and confidentiality; compliance with legal requirements for the provision of financial information. Entry Requirements Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Essential Skills English and Maths Learning and Teaching Methods Throughout the two year cycle of learning of approximately 700 hours (off the job training), the teaching and learning will be a combination of: Lectures – virtual and/or face to face on a weekly basis Online learning through weekly Canvas activities including tasks, online forums, videos, reading chapter theories and models, including self-reflection Practice assessments Mentoring On programme assessment in the workplace in respect of application of knowledge, skills and behaviours Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods A total of 56 credits is attributed to the qualification with a total of 420 guided learning hours provided: Management Accounting: Budgeting (60 hours) Management Accounting: Decision and Control (90 hours) Financial Statements of Limited Companies (90 hours) Synoptic (60 hours) EPA (end point assessment) – an independently conducted assessment by the professional body, consisting of a portfolio presentation and a professional discussion of 1½ hours. Two from five optional modules: Personal Tax (60 hours) Cash & Treasury Management (60 hours) Throughout the course, formative unit assessments are scheduled by the college during the academic year with summative assessments being on-line exams, set and marked externally by the professional body. Other Costs and Equipment AAT Student membership (annual renewal); first year £147 effective from January 2021. Tutorial text and workbook for each module from a recommended publisher – approximate cost £20 per module. Stationery and equipment, including access to personal computer facilities. Campus parking. Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression Career opportunities are not limited in today’s business environment and roles are continuously being recruited for such as: Assistant Financial Accountant Payroll Manager Senior Finance Officer Payments and Billing Manager. The AAT Higher Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship qualification leads on to further professional qualification opportunities with exemptions.