AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

Course codes: AAT036 / AAT038
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Our AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting is your ideal route into a higher-level accountancy job.

  • Fully recognised AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.
  • Maximise employment opportunities with fundamental accountancy skills.
  • Learn about accounting systems, auditing, budgeting and tax.
  • Opens up jobs in auditing, tax, finance and accounting.
  • Qualification recognised by all chartered and certified accountancy bodies.
  • Choose to add on exams.
  • Successful students can apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional MAAT Status. 
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This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

Perfect for working professionals or those who have completed their Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, this course allows you to learn higher level skills needed in the workplace. Step up into a more senior role or run your own accountancy practice. 

Successful students can apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional MAAT Status. This is a recognised professional status for accountants.

Add on your exams and become fully qualified.

If you are not a working professional or haven’t any previous qualifications, try either our AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 560 hours.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the exams you will receive your AAT Level Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Entry Requirements

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

Assessment

Six tutor marked assessments, five unit exams and one synoptic assessment.

Course content

Extra info

Assessment

There are six tutor-marked assessments, five unit exams (three of which are mandatory units), and one synoptic assessment.

Students will need to complete three unit exams from the mandatory units and a synoptic assessment in order to gain the full qualification. Students must then take exams for each of the two optional units they have chosen to complete.

The assessments are to be taken on a computer and include multiple choice, numeric gap fill and written answers. There will also be question tools that will replicate practical activities in the workplace, for example making entries in a journal.

Each exam has a time restriction and will take place at an AAT-approved assessment centre under controlled conditions.

Unit and synoptic assessments are not awarded grades individually, but the marks achieved in all assessments contribute to the student’s overall grade for the qualification.

Exams can be included in the cost of this course. If you choose to add your assessments and book through us, they will take place at a centre in either Birmingham or Irthlingborough, near Northampton. When choosing to add your assessments to your booking, it is important to note that we are only able to book your assessments at the specified centres in either Birmingham or Irthlingborough, therefore, you must be prepared to travel to the centre to complete your assessment.

Alternatively, if you don’t add your assessments to your course, you will have to book and pay for these separately.

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post and receive full tutor support for a year by email. Once you have registered with AAT you will also have access to online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments.
Students need to take six units in order to complete the course

The mandatory units are:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Students may then choose from:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

Course Outcome

Successful students will receive their Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting awarded by The Association of Accounting Technicians. This also means becoming AAT affiliate members.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to go on to a variety of well-paid jobs in accountancy and finance such as:

  • Professional Accounting Technician
  • Assistant Auditor
  • Assistant Management Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Payroll Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT accountant

…and much more!

Course Requirements

It is recommended you have either completed Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting or are already working within an accounting role. We also recommend you have basic levels of Maths and English in order to complete the course.

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