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Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy and or finance. The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks. Students will look at and become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications, and gain competencies in: drafting financial statements for limited companies; recommending accounting systems strategy; and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports. Students will also learn about specialist areas such as personal tax and credit management. This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units. The mandatory units are: • Management Accounting: Budgeting • Management Accounting: Decision and Control • Financial Statements of Limited Companies • Accounting Systems and Controls. The specialist units are: • Personal Tax • Business Tax

Entry Requirements

This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

This course is only available for 19+ students.

What do I need to bring?

Details available upon application

Assessment/Exam information

Students must successfully complete the three mandatory unit assessments and one synoptic assessment plus unit assessments forthe two specialist units to achieve this qualification.

Other information

What can I do next?

Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name. The AAT Professional Diploma in Accountancy can give qualified students exemptions towards all or parts of the UK’s chartered and certified accountancy qualifications. The following chartered bodies offer exemptions to AAT students: • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

Qualification description

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 04 Sep 2019 01 Jul 2020 Tuition fee: £2,250.00
Award body exam fee: £283.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
Course Fees apply to each year of the course, with the exception of Level 3 courses.
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 14:00 - 21:00
Hours per week: 7.00
Study days: WED

Any extra costs

In addition to the course tuition fee, prospective students need to be aware of the following extra and approximate costs:

To Join AAT £48
Annual AAT Membership Fee £99
Course books approx £100 

For further information please ask our Student Finance Team.

How to apply

Please contact Student Services - 01793 491591 or by e-mail to