We deliver levy-funded accountancy and finance apprenticeships that combine our market-leading business insight and Babington’s outstanding delivery of AAT, ACCA and CIMA qualifications.

Our programmes focus on developing rounded finance professionals, combining exemplar learning resources from Babington with commercial insight and one-to-one support from us. 

The programme is designed to develop people at all levels of the finance function. Accredited qualifications include the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), through to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

  • Apprenticeship Levy funded
  • Upskilling your finance function
  • Blended learning approach
  • Apprenticeship Levy funded
    Apprenticeship Levy funded
    All courses can be fully funded through your Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Upskilling your finance function
    Upskilling your finance function
    Our programmes are designed to develop people at all levels of your finance function.
  • Blended learning approach
    Blended learning approach
    Our finance apprenticeships combine market-leading business insight and Babington’s outstanding delivery of AAT, ACCA and CIMA qualifications.
Ruth Walsh
Ruth Walsh

Why Grant Thornton

We've partnered with high-quality business schools, universities and specialist training providers to co-design and co-deliver development programmes grounded in world-class theory, market-leading insights and practical application.

Our accountancy apprenticeships

Our collaborative accountancy training will see participants gain industry professional qualifications, while benefitting from access to the latest thinking and high quality resources in accounting practice.

Founded in 1974, Babington provides high-quality training across many sectors: from accountancy to technology.


Our programmes:

Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship

Awarded by ACCA or CIMA, this 36-month programme is designed for people working to achieve full chartered accountant status.

Cost: £21,000 – levy funded

Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Awarded by ACCA, AAT or CIMA, this 18-month programme is designed to develop your technical knowledge and experience to provide strategic business advice to organisations of all types and sizes. This suits an entry-level individual looking to grow their skills in accountancy. This can lead to the Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship.

Cost: £8,000 – levy funded

Level 3 Assistant Accountant

This 18-month AAT programme is designed to give you the increased confidence and knowledge to launch an accountancy career, and will suit an early careers candidate or career changer.

Cost: £8,000 – levy funded

ICBC Standard Bank - leveraging the Apprenticeship Levy

The challenge
ICBC Standard Bank (ICBCS) finance graduates felt there was a siloed approach to professional qualifications and wanted more engagement with each other during their programmes.
The solution
Grant Thornton and Babington offered cohort-style, streamlined and flexible programmes that balanced work and study-enabling their finance teams to see the benefits immediately.
The results
Graduate feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and the support received from both Grant Thornton and Babington and ICBCS managers has been noted as exceptional.
Find out more

The Babington and Grant Thornton partnership was a leading accountancy training programme alongside the opportunity to gain industry and ‘real world’ experience.

Jo Larman Head of HR Business Partnering and Learning & Development, ICBC Standard Bank (ICBCS)


PQ Magazine Awards 2022 Winner
Accountancy College of the Year: Private sector
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