Professional Accounting/ Taxation Technician

Working as an accountant or bookkeeper for an accounting practice, business, organisations or HMRC.

Standard Code


On Programme Delivery

18 months



Gateway Requirements

• Level 2 Maths and English.
• Professional exams or work-based evidence.
• Completed training log.
• Submitted portfolio.
• Submitted reflective statement.

Pre-Assessment Meeting

• 30 minutes maximum.
• Remote telephone or video conference.
• Explanation of the assessments.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio and Reflective Statement Assessment
• Remotely assessed by our assessors.

Role Simulation Test
• 2 hours duration.
• Carried out and invigilated remotely.
• Includes a number of scenarios, short calculations, long answer and MCQs.


• Fail/Pass/Distinction.
• Results released within 5 working days of final assessment result.


• Sent from ESFA directly to employer.
• Certificate received 5 days after final apprentice grade is released.