Accountancy or Taxation Professional Apprenticeship




Level 7

Remote Learning

36 Months


Accountancy or taxation professionals are recognised around the world as respected leaders in accountancy, taxation, finance and business. From providing strategic business advice to audited financial statements or driving mergers and acquisitions, a career as an Accountancy or taxation professional can be diverse and challenging; it’s not just about putting numbers into a spreadsheet. Accountancy or taxation professionals use technical knowledge, skills and experience to lead organisations and people to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions. They are required to act in the public interest and must therefore maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and competency; upholding ethical behaviour and integrity at all times.

Accountancy or taxation professionals provide financial information and advice to organisations of all types and sizes; from owner managed businesses to multi-national organisations; from private enterprises to public sector institutions, from entrepreneurs to charities. Examples of roles as an Accountancy or taxation professional include, but are not limited to, Financial accountant, Management accountant, Tax accountant, Tax adviser, Tax specialist, External auditor, Internal auditor, Financial analyst, Management consultant, Forensic accountant and Business advisor.

New or existing employees

The apprenticeship is suitable for those looking to develop their skills, whether they are a new employee wanting to learn and progress, or existing employees looking to retrain or upskill within their industry.  


Business benefits

  • Training tailored to your business needs
  • Reduced training costs 
  • Boost employee morale and productivity
  • Give you the competitive edge 
  • Improve profits 
  • Future-proof your business 

Learner benefits

  • Free nationally recognised qualification
  • Earn whilst you learn
  • Alternative to university 
  • Gain practical and relevant experience
  • Fast-track to a career

Apprenticeship delivery

The apprenticeship will be delivered via a blended approach which will include workplace coaching and online bite-sized training with distanced support. This will include:

  • Development of the learner’s knowledge, skills, behaviours relevant to the job role
  • Level 2 functional skills where appropriate
  • End-point assessment preparation

This is when the individual will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours which will support them for their end-point assessment. The apprentice will undertake a combination of activities, such as group and individual learning-based sessions, specialised mentoring, shadowing, bespoke resources and off-site visits in order to support their learning and development.

After 36 months teaching and learning, you, your training provider and the learner will review the learners journey and decide whether it is the right time for the on-programme assessment.

This is when the learner will need to demonstrate they have learned the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, through a scenario-based knowledge test, a competency-based interview, an evidence-based portfolio and a professional discussion relating to the evidence of competence and achievement in the apprentice role.

James Riley - Senior Financial Mentor

James Riley - Senior Financial Mentor

James will lead and advise on all of our Finance, Accounting & Business related programs, with over 25 years Financial & Business experience at blue-chip companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP), PepsiCo, Siemens, Twinings, LG & Unilever across the UK, Europe & the Middle East in the capacity Director of Finance & CFO. A Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) with a degree in Business & Finance and a Masters Degree in Finance & Accounting both from Durham University make James the ideal mentor for all finance & business related programs.

“I have always been a strong advocate in the professional development of others throughout my senior career so the crossover to mentoring and helping others to grow in their career came naturally. I look forward to sharing my experience and helping others to succeed in their workplace.”