The apprenticeship system in England aims to:
- allow employers to design their apprenticeships
- increase delivery flexibility
- streamline and simplify funding
- refocus training.
Apprenticeships AAT supports
We’ve supported the development of the three accounting apprenticeship standards:
- Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship: Level 2
- Assistant Accountant apprenticeship: Level 3
- Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship: Level 4.
These standards replaced the apprenticeship frameworks. They're two-page documents that detail the knowledge, skills and behaviours that should be accomplished during the apprenticeship, and outline typical job roles, entry requirements, apprenticeship durations and areas of progression.
Alongside each standard is an assessment plan, which explains what will be assessed, how the apprentice will be assessed and who will carry this out.
All three standards are approved for delivery and we're supporting their delivery and provision alongside our accounting qualifications.
The timing and method of your application for delivery approval will vary depending on your current relationship with AAT.
- Read the assessment plan for the Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship
- Read the assessment plan for the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship
- Read the assessment plan for the Professional Accounting Technician apprenticeship
The standards have put employers at the heart of designing the apprenticeship and deciding how to spend their funding allocation.
The four key changes are the introduction of:
- apprenticeship standards and assessment plans
- on-programme learning
- End Point Assessments
- a new funding system including the Apprenticeship Levy.