Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Professional Qualifications

Subject Area

Business and Management

Start Date

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Course Level


Home / Course / AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and are looking to progress to Level 4 and take the appropriate AAT exams.

This course starts in September.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You must have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

You also need Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy and be able to demonstrate IT skills. For students with English as a second language, you will need to provide IELTS certification.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course covers further accounting topics including:

  • Producing published accounts for limited companies, including cash flow statements
  • Management accounting including budgeting and analysing financial performance
  • Personal and business tax

How you will learn

You will attend classes for 6 hours per week. The course is predominantly classroom based with five computer based assessments spread throughout the course. In addition there will be a project to complete.

You will be required to undertake a significant number of hours of self-study each week in your own time, as well as regular completion of homework tasks.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you will automatically become an AAT affiliate member and with relevant work experience will qualify for AAT full membership. You could expect to gain work in a number of accounting roles, which require an AAT qualification.

What costs will you incur?

Depending on your circumstances you may have to cover the following costs (contact admissions for details):

  • Tuition fee
  • Text books
  • AAT membership fee
  • Purchase of stationery and similar material
  • Re-sits of unsuccessful computer based assessments

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.