When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code K23BEFA03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - part-time The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting covers higher accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. On completion, students will be able to specialise in areas such as tax, auditing and credit control. 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. Students should choose the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting as it maximises opportunities for employment within a wider accountancy context.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Mandatory unit: Managing Accounting: Budgeting
  • Mandatory unit: Managing Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Mandatory unit: Financial statements of Limited Companies
  • Mandatory unit: Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Optional unit: Business Tax
  • Optional unit: Personal Tax
  • Optional unit: External auditing
  • Optional unit: Cash and Treasury Management
  • Optional unit: Credit Management

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 [AAT]

Class format and activities

How will students be assessed? Students must successfully complete the three mandatory unit assessments and one synoptic assessment plus unit assessments for two optional units to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%. All assessments in this qualification:• are set and marked by AAT • are computer based• are time limited• are scheduled by training providers or assessment venues• take place at approved centres and venues under con

Entry requirements

You need to have successfully completed the Level Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Ideally hold GCSE Maths Grade 4 (C) and above and GCSE English Language or Literature Grade 4 (C) and above

What you need to know before you enrol

You need to be able to afford the AAT student membership fees Admission (one-off payment): £49 Annual membership (UK): £101 If you're an AAT student member and a bookkeeping member (AATQB) you'll only need to pay the AATQB annual membership fee. Reinstatement If your student membership has lapsed and you'd like to rejoin AAT, you'll need to reinstate your membership and pay the reinstatement fee. Reinstatement (one-off payment): £36 There will be associated costs with resits exams

What you need

You will need to buy text books to support you on this programme. You will need a folder and basic stationery to support you on the course.

What you can do next

However, the primary and most important outcome of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include: • professional accounting technician• assistant auditor• assistant management accountant• commercial analyst• payroll manager• senior bookkeeper• senior financial officer• accounts payable and expenses supervisor• assistant financial accountant• cost accountant• fixed asset accountant• indirect tax manager• payments and billing manager• senior fund accountant• senior insolvency administrator• tax supervisor• VAT accountant.


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