• FT/PTApps
  • Duration18 months
  • Awarding bodyAAT


Individuals in the role of 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 role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing, credit management, and cash and treasury management.


Increase productivity
Future-proof the business
Motivate the workforce

Acquire professional accountancy and finance skills
Earn while you learn
Progress Your Career
Upon completion, option to apply for AAT full membership
Upon completion, opportunity to achieve professional MAAT status

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

On programme qualifications:

  • Professional Accounting Technician L4 Apprenticeship
  • Professional Diploma in Accounting L4

Units include:

  • Business Awareness
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Systems and Processes
  • Professional Scepticism

Entry requirements

AAT L3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting / Lv3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.

Applicants are required to have Level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9-4 / A-C). Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. An interview will take place.

  • On programme online exams
  • End point assessment
  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Professional discussion / Reflective statement underpinned by portfolio

Possible progression routes:

Chartered Accountant

Undergraduate Degree Programmes


Possible job roles:

Assistant auditor

Assistant management accountant

Assistant financial accountant, Accounts payable and expenses supervisor

Commercial analyst

Payroll manager

Senior bookkeeper

Senior financial officer

Tax investigations officer

Personal tax assistant

Business tax assistant

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Explore Business

Business students will be based within the main College campus, accessing our specialist classrooms to prepare for a career in an office based environment, completing a portfolio of work and gaining experience for progression into a range of business roles such as management, human resources, finance and marketing. 

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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