CIPFA AAT Apprenticeships

AAT and CIPFA are working together to develop a seamless study pathway for all aspiring finance professionals working in and with public services. 

CIPFA is an approved training provider for AAT qualifications and now offering 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 finance professionals with the essential skills needed to work in a range of accounting and finance jobs across the public sector. What’s more, fully qualified AAT members (MAATs) will have the opportunity to continue their studies for the CIPFA's Professional Accountancy Qualification through our AAT fast track route, with free exemptions (subject to AAT modules completed) and reduced membership fees – 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 with 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?

  • We offer the only accounting apprenticeship designed exclusively for aspiring finance professionals working in public services
  • All face-to-face and live classes are taught by CIPFA’s qualified and public sector experienced tutors
  • Recruitment service – we can help with the placing of adverts, shortlisting and assessing candidates 
  • Apprentice 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

Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

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

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 and face-to-face classes in London

Course start date: 

February 2018

Duration: 15 months


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

Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Includes study for the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Summary:

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional) is the final level of the AAT Qualification. The course will cover 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 our 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 are: 

• Business Tax 
• Personal Tax 
• External Auditing 
• Cash and Treasury Management 
• Credit Management

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

Course start date: 

February 2018

Duration: 

15-18 months


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