Certification

APA Induction

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The APA Induction Certificate is the foundation course out of the four AP courses provided by the APA and is ideally suited to newcomers to the accounts payable profession. The course is completed entirely online (including final exam) within the AP Academy.

The course can also be used by employers as an Induction into their Accounts Payable department

Delivery Format – Online

Duration – 10 Learning Hours

Certificate – Yes

Additional materials required – None

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APA-techn

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The APA Technician course is the intermediate level course within the APA training programme.

The APA Technician course will help you to identify and understand all of the core processes and procedures required within an Accounts Payable function. The course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of all relevant areas of Transactional Finance and provide you with a greater understanding of the entire AP function.

What does the APA Technician course cover?

Example Modules include:

  • Invoice processing
  • Suppliers
  • Payments
  • VAT
  • Technology
  • Compliance and Controls
  • Technology

Delivery Format – Online

Duration – 45 Learning Hours

Certificate – Yes

Additional materials required – None

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The APA Team Leader course is a more advanced course than the APA Technician course as not only does it cover all modules within the Technician course but continues into leadership modules specifically relating to Accounts Payable.

What does the APA Team Leader Course cover?

The APA Team Leader course is an in-depth course covering all aspects of Accounts Payable Leadership including how to develop AP teams & move into AP Management.

Example Modules include:

  • Process
  • Suppliers
  • VAT
  • Technology
  • AP Team Leadership
  • Complaints and difficult situations
  • AP Management, Performance and Motivation

Delivery Format – Online

Duration – 55 Learning Hours

Certificate – Yes

Additional learning materials – None

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The APA Manager course is the most advanced within the APA Training Programme.

Within this course you will learn both technical and management skills to ultimately help you develop and manage Accounts Payable and wider finance teams.

The APAM qualification is highly desirable for employers who are looking for an AP Manager to manage, transform and implement best practices within their AP function.

What does the APA Manager Course cover?

The APA Manager course is an in-depth course covering all aspects of Accounts Payable and management and development of AP teams.

Example Modules include:

  • Process
  • Suppliers
  • VAT
  • Technology
  • AP Leadership
  • Complaints and difficult situations
  • AP presentations
  • KPI’s
  • AP Management, Performance and Motivation

Delivery Format – Online or Classroom/Onsite (minimum 5 students for classroom or onsite)

Duration – 60 Learning Hours online or 2 full days for classroom/onsite

Certificate – Yes

Additional learning materials – None

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APA Manager Fast Track provides the opportunity to become APAM Certified over a 2 day intensive course – you must have atleast 2 years Finance Management experience within the last 5 years before enrolling.

Spanning over 2 full days with up to 12 AP Managers and aspiring Managers, APA Fast Track is a fantastic course which not only covers all of the material within the APA Manager Course but also provides the opportunity to share experiences, ideas and solutions with your peers.

The APA Fast Track program is a course delivery format designed for experienced Finance professionals who would like to become certified over a 2 day intensive classroom based course and assessment.

Key Information About APA Fast Track

  • APA Fast Track courses are available for APA Technician, APA Team Leader and APA Manager levels and require 2 full days to complete including the final assessment.
  • This delivery methodology is suited to AP professionals who have worked in AP for 12 months or more and wish to obtain APA certification quickly.
  • All courses are delivered by APA certified trainers with over 20 years AP industry experience and are fully equipped to answer your questions.
  • The course is delivered in an interactive classroom environment with up to 15 student
  • There is a final (multiple choice) assessment at the end of the second day and you must pass this to be awarded the APAM certificate – retakes are available however pass rates are over 98%

What does the APA Manager Course cover?The APA Manager course is an in-depth course covering all aspects of Accounts Payable and management and development of AP teams.

Example Modules include:

  • Suppliers
  • VAT
  • Technology
  • AP Leadership
  • Complaints and difficult situations
  • AP presentations
  • KPI’s
  • AP Management, Performance and Motivation and much more.

Upon successful completion of the APA Manager course, you will be entitled to display ‘APAM’ after your name to indicate you are APA Certified and you will receive an official certificate awarded by the Accounts Payable Association. You will also have the ability to link your certificate to your LinkedIn profile for employers, recruiters and fellow LinkedIn’er to view.

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APA Induction Course Fees

  • Includes 12 months online course access
  • All learning materials
  • Official certificate upon successful completion
  • Access to the APA student forum
  • Tutor support throughout your course

Total £199+ VAT

APA Technician Course Fees

  • Includes 12 months online course access
  • All learning materials
  • Official certificate upon successful completion
  • Access to the APA student forum
  • Tutor support throughout your course

Total £499+ VAT

APA Team Leader Course Fees

  • Includes 12 months online course access
  • All learning materials
  • Official certificate upon successful completion
  • Access to the APA student forum
  • Tutor support throughout your course

Total £599+ VAT

APA Manager Course Fees

  • Includes 12 months online course access
  • All learning materials
  • Official certificate upon successful completion
  • Access to the APA student forum
  • Tutor support throughout your course

Online Course – Total £699+ VAT

Fast Track Course – Total £999+ VAT

Here's what our students say

Thanks to the Accounts Payable Association for the fantastic AP Manager course they offer. I have just finished the course and final tests to receive my APAM certification. Would absolutely recommend the course as
Adam Griffiths
Assistant Accountant
Amazing course which has reminded me how important and specialised the area of Finance that I am passionate about is.

Sometimes you can get demotivated in your chosen career and forget why you

Nadine Samuel
Heads of Payments Transactions and Processes - Network Homes
A well structured course and a great personal development investment.

I am glad that I have decided to complete the APA Team Leader Certification, I have enjoyed every module of the course, and I

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Finance Assistant - HS2

APA Fast Track program

The APA Fast Track program is a course delivery format designed for experienced Finance professionals who would like to become certified over a 2 day intensive classroom based course and assessment.

Key Information About APA Fast Track

  • APA Fast Track courses are available for APA Technician, APA Team Leader and APA Manager levels and require 2 full days to complete including the final assessment.
  • This delivery methodology is suited to AP professionals who have worked in AP for 12 months or more and wish to obtain APA certification quickly.
  • All courses are delivered by APA certified trainers with over 20 years AP industry experience and are fully equipped to answer your questions.
  • The course is delivered in an interactive classroom environment with up to 15 student
  • There is a final (multiple choice) assessment at the end of the second day and you must pass this to be awarded the APAM certificate – retakes are available however pass rates are over 98%
  • APA Fast Track is available for delivery onsite at your premises however you must enroll a minimum of 5 students.

For more information or to enroll email courses@ap-association.co.uk with your contact details and a member of the Course Enrollments team will contact you immediately.

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“Fantastic 2 days!. Great content, highly recommend!”

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