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Why choose an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work based training programmes that allow employers to discover and nuture new talent.

You can also use Apprenticeships to upskill existing staff of any age, supporting them to succeed in existing roles or provide additional support when moving to a new role.

Kaplan Apprenticeships

Kaplan works with organisations across the UK to develop and deliver training plans to new and emerging talent through Apprenticeship programmes.

Quality in Apprenticeships is important and Kaplan has played a key role in the development of new standards. We have pass rates that regularly exceed the national average, providing you with skilled and experienced staff.

Find out more about the Apprenticeships offered by Kaplan ›

We support your business throughout the whole process, from candidate attraction, pre-employment training through Traineeship delivery and talent coaching throughout the Apprenticeship programme to track progress and support learning.

Ongoing training and support

Kaplan's Apprenticeships offer real benefits for both employer and learner. Kaplan provides support and training right from the start so you can enjoy a cost effective route to a better trained, more productive workforce.

With a Kaplan Apprenticeship, your learner will also be able to improve their skills and add real value to your business.

To ensure success Kaplan will:

  • Find - suitable candidates for your organisation. Learn about our FREE Recruitment Services
  • Help - you secure and access Apprenticeship funding
  • Manage - all aspects of work-based training
  • Ensure - your learners achieve their qualification
  • Guide - your apprentices to success and arrange their End Point Assessment

What is the cost of an apprenticeship?

If you are an SME with an annual pay bill of less than £3 million, and therefore not a levy-paying employer, you can co-invest with the Government in the cost of training and assessing your apprentices.

You will pay 10% of the cost; the Government will pay the remaining 90%. You will also get £1,000 back if your apprentice is aged 16-18 years old.

Each Apprenticeship has a Government maximum investment 'cap'. If you are a levy-payer, we can help you manage and optimise your training fund.

The Kaplan Apprenticeships brochure contains more information about the services offered by Kaplan to employers. Find out how we can support your business in finding and developing talent in the fields of accountancy & tax.

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The future after your Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship

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Achieving your Level 3 Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship is a tremendous achievement, and something you should be very proud of.

It will have involved lots of hard work, demonstrating both technical knowledge and wider skills invaluable to employers.

Now, you might want to break from studying and apply what you’ve learnt to the workplace.

However, it’s worth considering the additional benefits of continuing your studies. Progressing onto the Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is an option that brings further rewards:

  • Achieve MAAT designation - Completion of the AAT Professional Diploma, as part of your Level 4 Apprenticeship, will bring you closer* to applying for full AAT membership. It’s an internationally recognised professional status in Accountancy and Finance, and gives you the opportunity to put ‘MAAT’ after your name.

    It can bring greater responsibility in terms of your career and enhance your CV, making you more marketable. 

  • Demonstrate higher-level skills and behaviours (e.g Leadership)  - The Level 4 Apprenticeship allows you to enhance the skills and behaviours you developed as part of your Level 3 Apprenticeship.

    Exposure to higher-level roles and responsibilities, which you will be provided with, will improve job satisfaction and your value within the workplace. 

If you consider progressing to the next level, you can boost your career and earnings potential

  • Specialise in your chosen area of Accountancy - The AAT Professional Diploma enables you to choose 2 from 5 options. This gives you the chance to become an expert in your chosen field: Tax, Audit or Credit Management. 

    Combined with the more general Accounting knowledge you’ve already developed, these specialisms can significantly enhance your career prospects.

  • Boost your earnings potential - Studies show that those who have MAAT designation averagely earn £9,000 more than those who have just completed Level 3 Advanced Diploma**.

  • Gain valuable exemptions for future study - And why stop at Level 4? If you decide you want to gain Chartered Accountancy Status through the study of CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW, completing Level 4 will provide you with exemptions for up to 6*** papers for these qualifications.

    This means you can progress more quickly through these further studies.

So don’t let the dust settle for too long on your study manuals, build on your hard work. If you consider progressing to the next level, you can boost your career and earnings potential.

For expert advice and guidance on Level 4 Accountancy Apprenticeships, please contact Kaplan on


*You will still be subject to fulfilling the AAT’s requirements for membership, including achieving relevant work experience as per AAT’s Membership Criteria Policy.

**AAT/Avado Salary Survey 2017

***Exact exemptions depend upon the qualification chosen and options selected at Level 4 Professional Diploma

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