Diploma in Professional Accounting - Level 4

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Accounting IT633E07/24/1 Short Course

Course Information

This final level is very highly sought after and the AAT suggest it can make a difference of up to 30% on salaries when compared with non AAT members. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK's leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff and provides the only fast-track non-graduate route into chartered accountancy.

The professional diploma covers financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.


  • AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting
Course Content
  • You will gain skills in the following areas:

    Drafting and interpreting limited company financial statements
    Applied Management Accounting
    Internal Accounting Systems and Controls
    Business and Personal Tax
    Auditing and Cash Management
    There will be a computer based exam at the end of each unit, with a final exam covering all units at the end of the course. Your qualification will be graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction).

    Please note that all AAT exams will be scheduled during the daytime and not the evening and there will be a limit to the number of exam retakes you can do.

    Candidates will also be expected to undertake additional study outside class times.
    Course fees comprise tuition fees and computer based assessment fees (registration/exam) for each of the units, payable to the college. AAT membership fees are payable directly to AAT.

    Text books, with a question banks are available for purchase at a discount through the college.
Entry Requirements
  • Applicants need to have spoken to someone at the college before booking onto this course.
    Knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and accounts qualifications at level 3 or above are desirable.
    However, students who have prior accounts experience may be accepted at the discretion of the course tutor, and upon successful completion of a short test.

    GCSE Maths A*-C or grade 4-9
Next Steps
  • This qualification is aimed at professional already working in the industry.
Career Opportunities
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Assistant Financial Accountant, Commercial Analyst, Cost Accountant, Fixed Asset Accountant, Indirect Tax Manager, Payments and Billing Manager, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Finance Officer, Senior Fund Accountant, Senior Insolvency Adminstrator, Tax Supervisor, VAT Accountant.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
17-Sep-2024 (Only 47 days left to apply) 17-Feb-2026 9.00 a.m. 12.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Tues 56
Course Fees
Fee (Short Course Full Fee) £2500.00

AAT membership.
AAT study texts and exam kits available through the college at discounted rate.

Materials Required

Memory stick, study text and exam kit. AAT offer student access to software for students to download to use as part of their studies. Student may wish to use their own device for class work.

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