AAT / Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships

White Horse is a government approved training provider for the delivery of Apprenticeship Standards in Accounting at Level 3 and Level 4. We can deliver for levy-paying and non-levy paying employers in both industry and practice and we are an approved centre for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and ICAEW.

We welcome enquiries from employers and individuals seeking an apprenticeship.

AAT Level 3 Diploma

The AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting helps you to master more complex financial processes, preparing you for a career in bookkeeping or further accountancy training.

AAT Level 4 Diploma

The AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting provides you with the skills you need to become a financial team leader or set up your own practice.

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Information for Employers

Recruiting an apprentice

We can help you to recruit an apprentice through the Find An Apprenticeship website and there is no charge for this service. For further information please contact us.

Levy Payers

If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you will be paying the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. You will also be able to use the online apprenticeship service to create an account which will help you to choose and pay for your apprenticeship training. More information about the Levy can be found at www.gov.uk.

White Horse Training is able to deliver apprenticeships to Levy paying employers so please contact us for further information about selecting White Horse Training as your Training Provider.

Non-Levy Payers

If you are an employer who does not pay the apprenticeship levy you will either share the cost of training and assessing your apprentices with the government – this is called ‘co-investment’, or it could be fully funded depending on the circumstances. White Horse is able to support non-levy paying employers with accessing this government funding so please contact us for further information.

Programme

Our programmes are delivered at our offices in Bath and are based on three days a month block release.

Why train your apprentices with White Horse Training?

White Horse is a specialist accountancy training provider that has been teaching AAT for more than 20 years and has been delivering apprenticeships in accountancy since 1995. We aim to provide high quality, accredited vocational training which is relevant to your personal employment aims, your employer’s needs and those of the local economy.

Because we are accountancy specialists and we work very closely with firms of accountants we know which skills you need to succeed in the workplace.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, and on the help, support, information and advice we give to students. This is reflected in our outstanding success rates in both AAT and apprenticeships.

Information for Apprentices

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are formal, nationally recognised training programmes. As an apprentice you will have the opportunity to achieve a qualification while developing knowledge, skills and experience in the workplace.

Find out more about apprenticeships at GOV.UK

The benefits of an apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will be employed – earning a wage, whilst benefiting from an invaluable mix of theoretical learning and practical training. An apprenticeship provides an excellent foundation for your career and may be a perfect starting place for progression to further professional qualifications and the route to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Under the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve the knowledge element of the apprenticeship standard by studying the content of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3. Although not a requirement of the apprenticeship, apprentices and employers are encouraged to work towards achievement of this qualification in addition to the full apprenticeship standard. This element is taught on a block release study programme of three days a month here at our offices in Bath.

As well as building technical knowledge, the apprenticeship helps apprentices to develop the skills and behaviours essential for their role in the workplace and the sector in which they work. We will support apprentices and the employer to meet all the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.
Those starting under this apprenticeship would normally have acquired knowledge equivalent to that gained under the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2, have A Levels or equivalent, or have appropriate accounting experience.

Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Apprentices on the Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will achieve their knowledge element of the apprenticeship standard by studying the content of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4. Although not a requirement of the apprenticeship, apprentices and employers are encouraged to work towards achievement of this qualification in addition to the full apprenticeship standard. This element is taught on a block release study programme of three days a month here at our offices in Bath.

This apprenticeship builds on existing technical knowledge and helps apprentices to further develop their wider professional skills and behaviours essential to success in an office environment. We will support apprentices and the employer to meet all the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

Those starting under this apprenticeship would normally have acquired the knowledge as gained through the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3.

Need help finding an apprenticeship in accountancy?

White Horse is not a recruitment agency but can sometimes help school leavers to find a trainee position within firms of accountants in the South West.

Please call us to discuss how we may be able to help or send your CV to information@whitehorseltd.co.uk.

Why study with White Horse Training?

White Horse is a specialist accountancy training provider that has been teaching AAT for more than 20 years and has been delivering apprenticeships in accountancy since 1995. We aim to provide high quality, accredited vocational training which is relevant to your personal employment aims, your employer’s needs and those of the local economy.

Because we are accountancy specialists and we work very closely with firms of accountants we know which skills you need to succeed in the workplace.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, and on the help, support, information and advice we give to students. This is reflected in our outstanding success rates in both AAT and apprenticeships.

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