Accountancy Apprenticeships & Qualifications

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Accountancy Overview

We are experts at training and upskilling accountancy teams in a variety of sectors, from large public sector companies and major corporations to football clubs and small media firms.  

With our expertise, we are able to support training for a variety of roles and responsibilities through Level 3 and Level 4 apprenticeships, which are awarded by the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), the UK’s leading professional body offering accountancy and finance qualifications.

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Industry trends

Changing regulations

Accountancy firms must ensure staff are compliant

Attracting and retaining talent 

There is strong competition for skilled Accountants

Client expectations

Clients expect Accountants to be well-versed in digital tools and platforms 

Apprenticeships can support the evolving needs of Accountancy training

What you'll be doing 

During the apprenticeship you’ll cover areas such as: 

  • Advanced Bookkeeping 
  • Final Accounts Preparation 
  • Indirect Tax 
  • Management Accounting: Costing 
  • Ethics for Accountants 
  • Spreadsheets 

What qualifications will I gain? 

  • AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Qualification (if not already achieved) 

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma 
  • Functional Skills maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 1

Entry Requirements: 

Level 2 Bookkeeping qualification 

Length of the course: 

15 to 18 months  

What you'll be doing 

During the apprenticeship you’ll cover areas such as: 

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies 
  • Managing Accounting: Budgeting 
  • Managing Accounting: Decision and Control 
  • Accounting Systems and Controls 
  • Personal Tax 
  • Credit Management 

What qualifications will I gain? 

  • AAT Level 4 Diploma 

  • Functional Skills maths Level 2 
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 

Entry Requirements: 

AAT Level 3 Diploma 

Length of the course: 

18/24 months approximately 

The learning experience

Industry expert coaches 

Free access to an online learning library 

Free Microsoft 365 account during study

Free student discount card

Monthly webinars 

Individual coaching and mentoring sessions

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Are you an employer?

Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way of upskilling your teams to have the right knowledge and behaviours to enable future success, through your people.

Delivery can also be tailored to your organisation's learning and development needs, with expertise in navigating the skills system and funding to get the most out of apprenticeships.

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Apprenticeship funding

Understanding how to fund apprenticeships can seem complicated. As experts, we can guide you through the process and help you to make the most of funding options that are available to you, either as an SME or a larger Levy-paying organisation. 

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Employer support

Are you looking for more information on how apprenticeships can benefit your business?

We have a wealth of resources available to help guide you through the process and explain how we can support you at every step.

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Frequently asked questions

Contact us using this form and select employer enquiry.

We will then be in touch to gather your requirements and discuss the best approach to get your vacancy live.

On our website and on the National Apprenticeship Service’s website, which is  a national online recruitment system. 

It’s managed by us. Once we have your information, we’ll add  your vacancy to the National Apprenticeship Service website and monitor the number of applications.

We’ll  firstly filter the applications based on  what you’re looking for in a candidate. To comply with regulations, the applications will be sent via a secure file sharing system. 

Just let us know the name of the person and we’ll arrange a meeting with you to organise their apprenticeship programme.

We can always extend your closing date or re-advertise your vacancy at a later date. 

You’re not under any obligation to recruit someone from the site, but if you do, you’ll have to make sure they’re signed up to an apprenticeship programme with Total People. 

In addition,  we’ll promote your vacancy for free in our weekly applicant newsletter and highlight the vacancy on our homepage carousel.  We’ll also promote your vacancy on our social media channels.