Accounting (Professional) / Tax Technician - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship (AAT)

Course Code: TN00007

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Course Overview

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

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:

  1. Analytical competence – to effectively analyse data for decision making and added value purposes.
  2. Communication – the provision of information to appropriate stakeholders in verbal and written format.
  3. 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. 
  4. Planning – in the light of changing priorities, to effectively plan and respond to work role demands.
  5. Qualitative and accurate information – to consistently deliver requisite data in a timely way.
  6. Systems development – to understand and proactively engage in requisite use of systems to maintain proficiency in the function and role.
  7. 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

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning 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

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

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.

Tuition Fees

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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