Apprenticeship Programmes

Our Professional Apprenticeships in Business, Accountancy, Finance and Law are unique in being aligned to recognised professional qualifications and institutions including the AAT and ICAEW. They offer a clear pathway from one qualification to the next up to chartered status - enabling apprentices to follow career paths typically only accessible via university.

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Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeships

Accounting: AAT Levels 2, 3

This apprenticeship aims to train accountants to Technician Level (QCF Level 4), who are working for accountancy firms, or in finance or accounting in other organisations. It's relevant for any role within the accounting context, including sales and purchase ledger clerks, cashiers, assistant accountants and accounts managers.
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Accounting: ACCA FIA LEVEL 2, 3

The ACCA FIA apprenticeship is an ideal stepping stone into ACCA for prospective Accountants working for an accountancy firm or in a finance division. Providing learners with a solid introduction to Financial and Management Accounting.
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Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships

Professional Accountancy/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer)

Our Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships are designed as an entry level role into the Accountancy and/or Taxation Sectors. Roles are applicable to organisations of all sizes and to Apprentices in Accountancy and Taxation Practices including finance functions in Private, Public and Charity Sector organisations. Choose the qualification that is included;

  • Accounting: Level 4 AAT
  • Accounting: Level 4 ACCA
  • Management Accounting: Level 4 CIMA
  • Tax: Level 4 ATT
  • Audit: Level 4 ICAEW

This will be studied alongside the relevant skills and behaviours to be a success in the role.
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Actuarial Apprenticeships

Actuarial Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer) Level 4

The Level 4 Actuarial Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship is an entry level role into the actuarial industry. The role is applicable to organisations of all sizes (both insurance companies and actuarial consultancies) and will involve the apprentice working as part of a team using data analysis and mathematical models to provide solutions to financial problems. It is supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and is a possible route into study for further actuarial qualifications. Apprentices will study for professional exams (either two of the Certified Actuarial Analyst exams or one of the Fellowship exams).

This will be studied alongside the relevant skills and behaviours to be a success in the role.
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Providing Financial Services: General Insurance (CII) Level 3

BPP's Professional Apprenticeship in Insurance is aimed at school or college leavers looking to develop an aspirational career in financial services. It provides technical knowledge using the Certificate CII qualification and work based competence using the Certificate in Providing Financial Services. Once complete the apprentice has the opportunity to continue their learning to achieve Professional or Chartered status within the sector.
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Providing Financial Services: Investment Operations (CISI) Level 3

This Investment Operations apprenticeship is the perfect introduction to the financial services industry. Designed to train and develop new administration and operational staff working in the investment sector the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) provides a solid understanding of industry regulation, operational risk and collective investment scheme administration. Once complete the apprentice the has the opportunity to progress to chartered status by completing the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.
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Providing Financial Services: Retail & Business Banking Level 3

This apprenticeship is aimed at school or college leavers looking for an aspirational career in Financial Services. Aligned with the Chartered Banker Institute, apprentices will gain an industry recognised professional qualification that covers basic banking principles including the regulatory environment and the key banking disciplines of credit and lending. With varying optional units, the programme can be tailored to the individual role for many areas of banking. The Professional Banker Certificate within Level 3 fully meets the knowledge and skills requirements of the Foundation Standard for Professional Bankers.
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Business: Level 3, 4

BPP's Professional Apprenticeship in Business is designed to develop commercial awareness and business skills. Awarded by City & Guilds (C&G) apprentices will gain a professional qualification and learn key business knowledge including finance, marketing, customer service and business innovation.
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Business & Marketing (CIM): Level 3, 4 Higher Apprenticeship

BPP’s apprenticeship in Business & Marketing is designed for school or college leavers who have an aspiration to develop a successful career in Marketing. Awarded by City & Guilds (C&G) and aligned with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), apprentices will learn key business knowledge in finance, communication, marketing, customer service and innovation. They will also gain the CIM Introductory Certificate in Professional Marketing qualification.
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Business & Human Resources (C&G, CIPD): Level 3, 4 Higher Apprenticeship

BPP’s Apprenticeship in Human Resource Administration is aimed at school or college leavers entering the HR profession who have an aspiration to develop a successful career. Awarded by City & Guilds (C&G) and closely aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), apprentices will learn key business skills and develop their knowledge of HR.
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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Delivered and awarded by BPP University
This Degree Apprenticeship is suitable for those entering or already in management positions. It is designed to build an individual’s capability to successfully manage people, projects, operations and/or services. It is a unique opportunity for apprentices to gain a business degree, awarded by BPP University, within an apprenticeship framework to provide the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate commitment to continual learning and development. This can all be achieved whilst earning and learning in the workplace.
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Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship (subject to validation)

Delivered and awarded by BPP University
This Degree Apprenticeship is designed to bring together a range of digital and technology disciplines, with a balance of technical competence and intellectual and practical skills that will support apprentices both as learners and as future digital and technology solutions professionals.
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HR Management (CIPD): Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship

BPP's Professional Apprenticeship in Human Resource Administration is aimed to train and develop new staff in a HR management function. On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be awarded CIPD Associate membership.
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Paralegal Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer): Level 3

Delivered and awarded by BPP University Law School
This two year Paralegal Apprenticeship has been created by an employer Trailblazer group that includes leading law firms. The programme aims to ensure that businesses can recruit new talent and provide a solid foundation for working within a law firm or other legal services environment and to equip them with the skills and knowledge to perform the routine tasks of a junior paralegal. Download factsheet

Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer): Level 7

Delivered and awarded by BPP University Law School
This new Solicitor Apprenticeship offers a work-based learning route to qualification as a solicitor. The Apprenticeship Standard has been created by employers, for employers across the sector and including leading global law firms. BPP University Law School is among the first to offer the apprenticeship to organisations and learners. Download factsheet