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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4


Diploma in Accounting Level 4

About the course

Get the skills you need to become a financial team leader or set up your own practice with our Advanced Diploma in Accounting. You¿ll cover statements for limited companies and complex management accounting tasks and you can really hone your skills with optional specialist units including business tax, external auditing and credit control. Once you¿ve passed, you¿ll automatically become an AAT affiliate member, and if you have relevant work experience you can qualify for AAT full professional membership.

You will have already achieved the AAT Level 3 Accounting Qualification and ideally you will be working in an accounting or finance role. Strong communication skills are a must and these will be assessed as part of a formal interviewed prior to full enrolment.

Important strengths:

  • Confidence with numbers
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving

The course consists of 6 units:

  • Financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal control and accounting systems
  • Business tax
  • Personal tax

Each of the 6 units is assessed via a computer-based exam.

Please be aware that the fee for the course includes AAT registration fees and exam fees (including one resit).

After completing the Advanced Diploma in Accounting, you can:

  • Start earning straight away
  • Go on to chartered accountancy
  • Set up your own practice
  • Progress to the Advanced Certificate in Taxation and Ethics

Job opportunities:

The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include:

  • 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 Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

Salary £14,280 - £28,000

“Being at Plan UK has exposed me to a variety of departments which has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of what my future career could entail."

Reece Rochester

Reece Rochester

Studied: BTEC Diploma in Business Administration

While working as a HR Apprentice at Plan UK, Reece plans to use the skills he has learnt through his apprenticeship to work his way up in his next position.

“Being at Plan UK has exposed me to a variety of departments which has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of what my future career could entail. I am involved in everything from recruitment to payroll.

“The best part about getting an apprenticeship scheme is getting paid while working towards a qualification and, for me, knowing that there’s a job at the end of it. My short term goal is to get a permanent role for job security after my apprenticeship ends while utilising my skills learnt at Plan to progress in the longer term.

"My tutor at the College, Ravinder Sokhal, has been instrumental in offering support with getting a job after my contract expires.”

Course information

Start date
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16 September 2019

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Course level
Level 4
Course code
Start date
End date
40 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.