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Accounting Apprenticeship Level 4
Various start dates from June 2023

  • Overview of the course

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    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.

    If you’re good with numbers and enjoy managing your finances, then an Accounting Apprenticeship could be for you.

    Training in accountancy would enable you to work across a range of sectors. Depending on what the client needs, you could audit accounts, forecast future profits or calculate tax. Working in finance provides the chance to make a real difference to business performance.

    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.
  • Vacancies

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    We have no live vacancies at the moment
    You can also find your own employer. If you already have an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice, then click the yellow 'Express an Interest' button and we will ask for the employer details as part of the request
  • What you'll learn

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

    Optional units (must complete 2 out of the 5):
    • Cash and Treasury Management
    • Credit Management
    • Personal Tax
    • Business Tax
    • External Auditing

    If necessary, you will also complete Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2.
    We encourage English and Maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career.

    Most of your qualification will be gained in the workplace, although you will attend sessions in College that will cover essential areas of your training.

    During your Apprenticeship, you will be taught and supported by experienced accounting tutors. You will also have your own Work Based Tutor who will provide support and guidance during your time in the workplace.
  • Entry requirements

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    You must have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting in order to be accepted onto the Level 4 Accounting Apprenticeship.

    To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.

    We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed flexibly, both in the workplace and at College, through:
    • Oral/written questions
    • Assignments
    • Practical work

    You will complete AAT online assessments at the end of each unit.
    As an Apprentice you will be required to attend and participate in an End Point Assessment. Your tutor, assessor and employer will fully support you to ensure you are prepared and ready to attend this.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send an email to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can Apply for this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Please be aware that when a member of staff calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme.

    This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Management Accountant, earning up to £100,000 per year
    • A Bookkeeper, earning up to £26,000 per year
    • An Auditor, earning up to £80,000 per year
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including financial support, and impartial advice and guidance. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page to express your interest.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application. If we dont think you're ready for an Apprenticeship yet, we'll recommend a relevant Study Programme that could eventually lead to the Apprenticeship you're interested in.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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