Professional Accounting Technician (AAT) Level 4


A Professional Accounting Technician will have responsibility for creating and/or verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation.  This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical professional and legal standards and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting practices.  This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

In addition to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required for the apprenticeship, a Professional Accounting Technician apprentice will study the following modules to achieve AAT L4 qualification:

  • Financial Statements of Limited companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management
  • Professional Synoptic Assessment

Apprentices will attend College on a day release basis to study AAT L4 to underpin the knowledge elements of the apprenticeship.  In addition apprentices are required to build a portfolio of evidence during their time on the programme.

Each apprentice will be allocated a coach to support ongoing learning and preparation for EPA.  In addition Progress Reviews will take place regularly to ensure the apprentice is on track.

End Point Assessment

The two EPA assessment methods are:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Role Simulation

Link to Professional Registration

Apprentices who achieve AAT L4 will be eligible to apply for full AAT membership