AAT Professional Diploma

Join us for this Professional Diploma in Accounting, where you will be able to enhance your professional accountancy skills to draft financial statements and be proficient in accounting systems and control.




Level 4

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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee Overseas Fee
enquire 4509171 21/09/21 21/02/23 Tuesday 09:30 15:00 £2573 £2831
enquire apply 4509141 22/09/21 22/02/23 Wednesday 09:30 15:00 £2573 £2831

What will I study?

During this final year course, you will increase your knowledge and skills in accounting to a professional level and, in doing so, maximise your employment opportunities.

We'll teach you how to draft financial statements for limited companies, teach you complex management accounting techniques, help you understand specialist accountancy and finance subjects, and show you how to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls.

As well as financial and management accounting concepts, you'll also learn about personal and business taxation.

The modules you'll study are

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Accounting Systems and Controls And two optional units from:
  • Personal Tax
  • Business Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Credit Control
  • Cash and Treasury Management Tuition will be provided for two of the above optional units. Traditionally Personal Tax and Business Tax but this is subject to change.

How will I be assessed?

There will be a number of assessments during and at the end of the course. All assessments are computer-based, they are timed, and will take place under controlled conditions.

What qualification will I achieve?

Once you have finished this course, you will gain a Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed this course, you could progress onto chartered accountancy studies or find employment in job roles, such as accounts payable and expenses supervisor, commercial analyst, cost accountant, fixed asset accountant, indirect tax manager, payroll manager, senior finance officer, or VAT accountant.

Are there any extra costs?

There is an extra cost of £160 which will cover your AAT registration and an annual subscription. You can pay this directly to the AAT when you start the course. You will also find an accounting textbook helpful during your studies. We'll give you a reading list when you enrolment which will include discount codes to use with the publishers. As a guide, the books usually cost £140 when purchased new.

Additional Info

Suitably employed students can also apply for a funded or part-funded apprenticeship in accounting on a day release basis. Applicants who wish to pursue this route but are not employed, will be advised on, and supported with, job applications. Please ask for further information on the apprenticeship route.