AAT Level 4 Apprentices
The Accounting Level 4 Apprenticeship will involve you working in an accounts department, taking on more responsibility in supporting a business or organisation manage their money properly. Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll. Accountants keep track of all these areas and more. It takes a business brain, as well as a way with numbers, to get ahead.
As a Runshaw Apprentice, you will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work individually as well as being a team player. You will be expected to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals. You will be employed in a suitable role earning an Apprenticeship salary and learning on the job. In addition, you will attend College for teaching and assessment of your Level 4 qualification and will be visited in the workplace to give you support and guidance on applying your skills to prepare you for the end point assessment.
This particular course will see you work towards a Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Standard consisting of:
• Skills, knowledge & behaviours
• AAT level 4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
Learners are required to undertake and document 20% off-the-job training for the duration of their apprenticeship.
5 x GCSE A*-C /Grade 9-4 which must include GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/Grade 9-4 or equivalent, or have successfully completed the Professional Accountant Apprenticeship at Level 3.
Please note that Individual employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those stated. The entry requirements stated should therefore be treated as the minimum.
Applicants may also be considered based on alternative qualifications and/or their life/work experience.
You must also be employed and working within a suitable role, in an environment that offers opportunities for you to complete all Level 4 units and working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Continual assessment and review through formative and summative assessments during your apprenticeship. These assessment methods may include completion of assignments, workbooks, reflective accounts, discussions, knowledge tests and observations.
Once deemed competent in all areas of the standard the apprentice will then go through independent end point assessment carried out by an external assessor.
Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.
Looking further ahead to possible progressions, this standard will provide the foundation to start a number of career pathways including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.
Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at College and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.
Runshaw Apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our Apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.
It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college and work place sessions to ensure learners remain on target.