Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Professional Accounting Technician - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

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Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2021 Duration: Up to eighteen months

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship covers high level accounting and finance. 

Apprentices will become comfortable with a range of management skills and gain competence in complex management accounting reports. 

The training covers specialist areas such as tax, auditing, credit management, and cash and treasury management. 

Accounting apprenticeships are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications. 

The training can lead to employment in various roles such as Tax Supervisor, Payroll Manager, and Cost Accountant.

Entry requirements

This course is for those who have completed a Level 3 qualification, Higher Apprenticeships are a nationally accredited work-based programme designed to meet employers' needs at a higher skill level and include qualifications equivalent to higher education (Level 4 and 5)

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

This course will include:

  •  Budgeting
  •  Decision and Control
  •  Financial Statements
  •  Accounting Systems and Controls
  •  Business Tax
  •  External Auditing
Course content

Cost & Finance

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

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