CIPFA's Professional Accountancy Apprenticeships
Accountancy Apprenticeships at Levels 3, 4 and 7
Here at CIPFA we offer three Accountancy Apprenticeships that are tailored for aspiring public finance professionals:
- Assistant Accountant (Level 3)
- Professional Accounting Technician (Level 4)
- Professional Accountant (Level 7)
Employers in England can use their Apprenticeship Levy accounts to fund the training costs of their new and, in some cases, their existing finance trainees.
The Level 7 Professional Accountant Apprenticeship funding band has been approved at £21,000 to pay for the training of each apprentice. Existing CIPFA PQ trainees, with four or more modules of study, or a minimum 12 months of study remaining are able to transfer over to the Level 7 apprenticeship. The cost of the apprenticeship for existing trainees will be reduced based on the number of previous modules passed.
Please note, the cost of exam entries, re-sits and membership fees cannot be claimed from the levy.
With the Apprenticeship Levy, and the new Accountancy Apprenticeship standards in England, we are uniquely placed to support employers and students through these new developments as they plan to maximise the opportunities of the Levy – both in our capacity as a professional qualifying body, and as a registered training provider, through CIPFA’s Education and Training Centre (CETC).
Our in-house team provide a range of support to help employers plan and implement their apprenticeships training programme, from setting up your apprenticeships account to seeing your apprentices through to successful qualification.
For our students and employers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales our portfolio of support for students studying for the CIPFA PQ and AAT, remains unchanged, still offering the most relevant qualification for accountancy and leadership in public finance.