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CIPFA AAT Apprenticeships

New Level 3 and 4 courses starting in October – sign up by 14 September

CIPFA and AAT are working together to develop a seamless study pathway for all aspiring public finance professionals working both within and with the public sector. 

CIPFA is an approved training provider for AAT qualifications and we now offer the new accounting apprenticeship for levels 3 and 4 in England. This means that apprentices will be able to study with CIPFA for the AAT qualifications as part of the new apprenticeship standards utilising the apprenticeship levy fund.

CIPFA’s AAT Apprenticeships will equip aspiring public finance professionals with the essential skills needed to work in a range of accounting and finance jobs across the public sector. Fully qualified AAT members (MAATs) will also have the opportunity to continue their studies for CIPFA's Professional Accountancy Qualification through our AAT fast track route, with free exemptions (subject to AAT modules completed). This is the ideal route to become a Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA). 

National Apprenticeships Service

CIPFA is working with the Department of Education’s National Apprenticeship Service to bring our employer partners the latest information and news on apprenticeships. Further details on becoming an apprenticeship employer and guidance is available here.

Why choose CIPFA's AAT Apprenticeships?

  • CIPFA offers the only accounting apprenticeship designed exclusively for aspiring finance professionals working in public services.
  • Tuition is delivered by live web classes taught by CIPFA’s qualified, and public sector experienced, tutors. Listen to a sample management accounting workshop recording.
  • Apprentices will gain valuable on-the-job experience and a relevant professional qualification to take their accountancy career to the next level.
  • Exemptions from the CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification leading to Chartered Public Finance Accountancy (CPFA) status.
  • We are a proven online training provider.

Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship TESTING 123 MIA

Includes study for the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Summary:

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced) is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting, or professionals at an intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting. You will master more complex financial processes, including accounts preparation, advanced bookkeeping, spreadsheets software, final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, costs and revenues and professional ethics.

The qualification will take 15 months to complete, as part of our apprenticeships programme.

Course content:

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting comprises six mandatory units (390 guided learning hours): 

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

Workplace Skills:

In addition to the AAT qualification, students who choose the apprenticeship route will also gain valuable work place skills and behavioural techniques, including:

Skills

• Analysis
• Communication
• Production of high quality and accurate information 
• Systems and processes
• Problem solving

Behaviours

• Embracing change
• Adding value
• Ethics and integrity 
• Personal accountability
• Productivity
• Team working and collaboration

Entry requirements:

Completed the AAT Introductory certificate or equivalent and 4 GCSE’s grade C or above including Maths and English. A Levels (Grade A – E).

Study modes:

Live web classes

Duration:

15-16 months

Study modes: test 2

Live web classes and face-to-face classes in London

Duration: 15 months

Please note that AAT courses can only be booked as part of our apprenticeships programme.

Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Includes study for the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Summary:

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional) is the final level of the AAT Qualification. The course covers statements for limited companies and complex management accounting tasks, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, external auditing and credit control.

The qualification will take 15-18 months to complete, as part of CIPFA’s Apprenticeships Programme.

Course content:

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options. 
(420 guided learning hours in total).

The mandatory units are:

• Management Accounting: Budgeting
• Management Accounting: Decision and Control
• Financial Statements of Limited Companies
• Accounting Systems and Controls

The optional units CIPFA offer are:

• Business Tax
• External Auditing

Workplace Skills:

In addition to the AAT qualification, students who choose the apprenticeship route will also gain valuable work place skills and behavioural techniques and behaviours, including:

Skills

• Analysis
• Communication
• Leadership
• Planning and prioritisation
• Production of quality and accurate information
• Team working and collaboration
• Systems and processes

Behaviours

• Adaptability
• Adding value
• Ethics and integrity 
• Proactivity
• Professional scepticism

Entry requirements:

Completed the AAT Intermediate Diploma or equivalent and 4 GCSE’s grade C/4 or above including Maths and English. Foundation degree, higher education diploma, HND and HNC, NVQ 4/5. Relevant work experience will also be considered.

Study modes:

Live web classes

Duration:

15-18 months

Entry requirements:

Completed the AAT Intermediate diploma or equivalent and 4 GCSE’s grade C or above including Maths and English. Foundation degree, High education diploma, HND and HNC, NVQ 4/5. Relevant work experience will also be considered.

Study modes: 

Live web classes and face-to-face classes in London

Duration: 

15-18 months


Please note, AAT courses can only be booked as part of our apprenticeships programme.