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Professional accounting / taxation technician

Working as an accountant or bookkeeper for an accounting practice, business, organisations or HMRC.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £8,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English and maths.

What apprentices will learn
  • professional finance principles and standards - including ethical principles of competence, confidentiality, due care, integrity, and objectivity
  • business awareness - including understanding customer and supplier needs to create, validate and report financial information
  • using and evaluating accounting and tax, internal control and IT systems and processes
  • planning and prioritisation - including working to tight and changing deadlines and time and resource management
  • communications and collaboration - including written and verbal communications, internal and external networking and team building
  • specialist tax or accounting skills

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
The Association of Accounting Technicians 020 7397 1765
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) +44 0777 358 7528
DSW Consulting
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 020 70595812
ICAEW 01908 248250
Association of Taxation Technicians 0844 251 0830
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.