Where will this course lead?

This is the final level of the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional qualification. This course is ideal for you if you are working or want to work in accountancy or finance or have studied Level 3 AAT or its equivalent.

It can lead to employment in a variety of accounting roles in large and small organisations. Typical job roles include accounts payable or expenses supervisor, assistant financial accountant, senior bookkeeper, senior finance officer, tax supervisor, VAT accountant.

Some students choose to continue studying and gain exemptions from Accountancy awarding bodies, including, ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales).

Benefits to you:

  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 3 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion

What will I study?

The AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting consists of the following core units:

Applied Management Accounting

Drafting & Interpreting Financial Statements

Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

Credit and Debt Management

Business Tax

How will this course be delivered?

The course is approximately 78 weeks but as it is a fully online course and you can study from anywhere at any time, you may need more or less time which we can accommodate.

What qualifications will I get?

Professional Diploma in Accounting at Level 4

How will I be assessed?

All AAT qualifications are assessed by external examinations set and marked by the AAT. Some exams are wholly computer marked with results being available within 24 hours of taking the exam, others are partially human marked with results being released within 6 weeks of the exam.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will enquire on the website - details are below and one of the team members will contact you to assess suitability and explain the next stage for you.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements for the AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting course; you will have completed Level 3 AAT. You need to have achieved GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above.

If you have Learning Difficulties, please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

All AAT professional courses require a significant commitment from the student. It is essential that you can commit to spending at least as long on private study as you are spending online. You can also purchase books to support at approximately 100 pounds.

The formal AAT registration fee is included in the cost.

We offer two options for payment:

Option 1 - Exams fees inc retakes, are undertaken by yourself at approximately 65 pounds per exam.

Option 2 - We pay for the 4 Exams and up to 1 retake (any further retake you will incur the cost)

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply.

*Free for anyone who is 19+ on 31st August 2023 and lives in a West Midlands Combined Authority postcode, otherwise a fee will apply.


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