Apprenticeship Programmes

Developing your emerging talent at every level in Business, Accountancy, Finance and Law

All our programmes are aligned to recognised professional qualifications and institutions and range from Level 2 to 7. They offer a clear pathway from one qualification to the next enabling apprentices to follow career paths typically only previously accessible via traditional university.

Always at the forefront of apprenticeships development, BPP are one of the first training providers to deliver new Apprenticeships Standards including Degree Apprenticeships (delivered and awarded by BPP University). We continue to offer these alongside relevant Frameworks.

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)
Level 4

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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NEW Apprenticeship Standards

Created by groups of employers known as Trailblazers to ensure they include relevant Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours to succeed within a profession, Apprenticeship Standards are for learners of all ages, across all levels of qualifications and new and existing employees.

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Finance

Senior Financial Services Customer Advisor Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer) Level 3

Designed by leading financial services organisations, this apprenticeship will develop technical Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours across front line roles in banking, savings and insurance in order to understand customer needs and provide individuals, businesses or a small portfolio of accounts with the right products and services. It includes a choice of qualifications including CII, CISI and Chartered Banker Institute and uses an innovative and flexible approach to demonstrating competency through the delivery of a high quality programme which is fit for purpose for performance in the workplace.

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Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer) Level 3

Created by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), leading financial services and insurance employers this Standard is designed to encourage access to the insurance profession by providing an entry level role into the industry. It includes a Level 3 CII professional qualification with an innovative and flexible approach to demonstrating competency. The Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours learnt will be transferable across future roles within the business such as underwriting, client relations, insurance claims, loss adjusting, broking, reinsurance and account management.

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Investment Operations Specialist Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer) Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

This Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard has been designed specifically for roles within the operational and administrative areas of businesses in the Financial Services such as stock exchanges, stockbrokers, investment managers, banks, financial advice and wealth management firms and investment consulting and investment administration businesses. It will develop the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours to be a success in the role, including performing complex and specialised activities, to be fluent in the systems and processes of the organisation and to be aware of the wider risk implications of their role and the business. With a choice of CII or IMC qualifications included, on completion, it will allow the apprentice to progress further into organisation and onto more qualifications if required.

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Accountancy

Professional Accountancy/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Trailblazer)
Level 4

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

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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Technology

Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

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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Management

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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Law

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

Apprenticeship Frameworks

Traditional Frameworks were created by sector skills councils and are due to be switched off and replaced with new Standards by 2020.

Business

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 & 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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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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Accountancy

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.
View programme details

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