Study for a practical, industry recognised qualification funded through the apprenticeship levy.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way for organisations to up-skill existing staff or attract and retain new staff of all ages and levels of experience, in a wide variety of roles. 

 Apprenticeships combine work with practical, on- and off-the-job training and study.

 Apprenticeships offer Accounts Payable, P2P and Payroll professionals the opportunity to combine practical training and study.

They are for both:

New entrants to the school business profession

Existing practitioners who want to continue their career development

 Anyone can become an apprentice at any age and benefit from government funding to support their professional development.

 There are apprenticeships at all different levels, from new entrant through to equivalent to degree level.

 You can use apprenticeships to provide training that is tailored to the needs and requirements of your business.

Identifying the right apprenticeship

It is important to discuss with your line manager/employer what apprenticeship is the right one for you and fits with your development objectives. They will be able to offer you support and advise you how your school is using its apprenticeship levy. Through this discussion, you can also seek assurance and plan how the 20% off-the-job development will be supported as part of the apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeships for Accounts Payable, Purchase to Pay and Payroll professionals

There are many different apprenticeships available at a range of levels. The main apprenticeship programmes suitable for Transactional Finance professionals are outlined below:

Level 2 Customer Service with CAPS (Certified Accounts Payable Specialist).

Level 3 Business Administrator or Team Leader Apprenticeship with CAPS (Certified Accounts Payable Specialist).

Level 5 Operations and Departmental Manager with CAPP (Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner) or CP2P (Certified Procure to Pay Practitioner)

We have worked closely with our partnered training provider BCTG to develop these tailored apprenticeship programmes for Accounts Payable and P2P professionals of all levels.

For Payroll Professionals, we offer;

Leve 3 Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship

See all apprenticeship options below.

Accessing the apprenticeship levy

All organisation in England with an annual payroll exceeding £3M pay into the apprenticeship levy and can access the levy to pay for training and development.

Businesses that do not pay the levy can still take on apprentices and access co-investment so that they must pay only 5% of the training and assessment cost 

Discover Our Apprenticeship Programmes

Level 3 & 5 – £3,500 – £7,000 Levy Funding

Gain a nationally recognised qualification when you study towards Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner status as an apprenticeship. This course is available at levels 3 & 5 which means it’s perfect for training the team, supervisors and department managers.

Level 5 £4,500 – £7,000 Levy Funding

Achieve the global standard of excellence in Procure to Pay (CP2P) and gain the skills and knowledge employers need. This course is available at levels 3 and 5  making it perfect for developing the skills of team members and senior managers.