Are you “snookered” about what career to choose?

Choosing a career in accountancy doesn’t have to be “pot luck” according to Barry Hearn ACA and snooker impresario. ICAEW Insights had an article about Barry Hearn and his initial training and qualification as a Chartered Accountant. Since those early days, Barry has become President of the global sports promotion business, Matchroom, which promotes not […]

Considering an Accounting Apprentice?

Considering an accounting apprentice

Considering an accounting apprentice? Consider these factors! The decision to take on an accounting apprentice should not be taken lightly. The whole process of recruitment, training and development can be daunting and exciting in equal measure and that goes for both employers and apprentices! Before taking the leap to recruit an accounting apprentice, we set […]

Accounting Qualifications – DL vs Apprenticeships

Accounting Qualifications

Accounting qualifications – converting from distance learning to an apprenticeship. When we receive a distance learning enrolment form, we like to ask the student what their aspirations are, so that we can be sure that they have enrolled on the programme most appropriate for their needs. We have had a number of instances this year […]

Working with the Top 100 Accountancy Firms

Working with the Top 100 Accountancy Firms

Working with the Top 100 Accountancy Firms Did you know, we work with accountancy practices from sole practitioners to multi-partner Top 100 accountancy firms? We have been delivering AAT training for nearly 30 years and providing training and support for accounting apprenticeships since they were introduced. Consequently, we have developed close working relationships with some […]

Apprenticeships v Uni

Apprenticeships v Uni

Accountancy Apprenticeships v Uni – a great alternative! The cost of living crisis combined with the massive debts that can be incurred and no guarantee of finding a job at the end of the period, have made many students question the desirability of going to university. Why choose accountancy as a career? An accounting qualification, […]

Apprenticeship Training in the South West

Accountancy Apprenticeship Training

Accounting apprenticeship training in Plymouth, Taunton, Falmouth & Exeter Did you know, that as well as our approved AAT assessment and exam centre in Exeter, we also provide classroom training for our apprentices in Plymouth, Taunton and Falmouth? In fact, our Plymouth and Taunton centres are approved AAT exam centres as well! It seems that […]



Apprenticeships are not just a qualification, they are much, much more… Apprenticeships are so much more than just a qualification, for example, when I deliver non-exam training I have often been asked about certificates of attendance.  Some people seem to like collecting certificates but a collection of pieces of paper does not necessarily translate to […]

Guide for SME’s

Guide for SME’s Using the Apprenticeship Service – creating your account and adding provider permissions Up until now, we have accessed funding from our Levy clients via the Apprenticeship Service (AS) and for our non-Levy clients (SMEs) via contracts with 3rd parties. However, towards the end of 2019, the DfE announced that the previous Apprenticeship […]

Guide for Levy Paying Employers

Guide for Levy Paying Employers The apprentices we are training need to be added to your Apprenticeship Service account and linked to our Training Provider Service. This ensures the funds are correctly paid to us from your Levy account. We cannot start your apprentice’s training until you have approved them on the Apprenticeship service. Once […]


Frequently Asked Questions All AAT Membership & Exams Apprentice FAQ's Employer FAQ's Other All All AAT Membership & Exams Apprentice FAQ's Employer FAQ's Other How much does it cost to train an apprentice? How long is a piece of string?!!! The cash outlay of training an apprentice is the course cost, based on 5% of […]