Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

HR Training with AVADO Learning

Find an ambitious accountant that will take your business to the next level

Accounting Technicians are a fundamental part of your business. They carry out a range of practical tasks and financial work which managers use to make key decisions. On this apprenticeship, your apprentice will have responsibility for creating/verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information within the organisation. Your apprentice will lead the analysis of accounts, reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements.

Who is it for

This programme is meant to fill a mid-level finance role for your organisation. Your Accounting Technician Apprentice will push your finance team to next level and improve the teams’ overall financial performance.

  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting
  • Accounting Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship

London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

Topics covered
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting Assessment
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control Assessment
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies Assessment
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Accounting Systems and Controls Assessmenth


Eligibility for the Accounting Technician apprenticeship

Apprentices must meet the following criteria:

  • Must already have English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) and preferably a total of five GCSEs
  • Must not have been in accounting role for more than 2 years
  • Must have AAT Advanced Certificate in Accounting or a minimum of two of more A levels, including Maths, or another relevant level 3 apprenticeship where strong Maths skills are also demonstrated
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Download our full eligibility checklist here.

How does the apprenticeship work?

An apprenticeship is a combination of a full-time job with training for a current or new employee in your business. The apprentice’s working time will be split 80/20. 80% of their working time will be spent with you, carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities. 20% of their time will be ‘off-the-job’ and spent working towards their apprenticeship qualification.

What counts as off-the-job training and how is the 20% measured?

Off-the-job training includes:

  • Work spent on their apprenticeship qualification
  • Face to face/virtual classroom training
  • Any employer training
  • Mentoring
  • Work spent on their reflective journal – for Arch it’s Hive Learning
  • Shadowing other teams
  • Attending industry events

At Arch we have a 20% off-the-job tracker that the apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach and line manager monitor.

How is the training delivered?

The apprenticeship programme the training is delivered online and supported by face to face visits with the apprentice’s Learning and Development Coach. Training is delivered in blocks to minimise disruption, so you won’t have someone leaving the office a day a week.

Download the programme overview.

How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprenticeships are now funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Businesses with an annual payroll of over £3 million pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into a digital account. The funds are then only redeemable on approved apprenticeship training.

What’s the benefit of hiring apprentices?

Apprentices have proven to bring great value to a business. By hiring talent using a structured training programme like an apprenticeship, it significantly improves the chances of the person succeeding. By investing in your talent, you’ll develop a workforce that’s got skills that match the needs of your business.

76% of employers said that productivity has improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service. (source)

Hire or up-skill

Are you a business interested in the accounting technician apprenticeship?

Whether you're looking to hire a new apprentice or up-skill an existing employee, an Arch apprenticeship guarantees to provide them with the skills to become a confident and competent accounting technician. Find out how to grow your company's finance team and speak to a member of the team today.