AAT Accounting Professional Diploma Level 4

Get the skills you need to become a financial team leader or set up your own practice with the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Accounting courses are a quality investment for your career – they are highly respected and valued by employers, globally recognised, and provide the right type of skills for immediate employment.

Four compulsory modules will extend skills in cost management, resource allocation, accounting systems management, internal controls (fraud) and the drafting of financial statements.

Students must also undertake two further units, Personal Tax and Cash & Treasury Management.

This course is for learners aged 19 years and over.

Course Content

AAT Accounting Professional Diploma Level 4 units include

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Financial Statements for Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Cash & Treasury Management
  • Personal Tax

The above units may be available to study as standalone modules. Each unit costs £460 and is studied alongside students on the full programme.


Assessment for the Accounting Diploma Level 4 is achieved by external computer based exams.

The AAT Accounting Qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. We award around 90% of all vocational qualifications in accounting.

In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

Entry Requirements

AAT Diploma Level 3, Intermediate or UK degree in accounting.

How To Apply

To apply to study on this part-time course you will need to complete and return the part-time application form in the next menu.

Most part-time courses will start in September, however they can start at various points during the year, and some part-time courses will run more than once per academic year.

Please see the menu below for the next course start date.

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email or card within one week of the application being received by our Admissions team, if you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received. Courses will run subject to sufficient applications being received.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. Simply download and complete the part time application form and return it to our Admissions team as early as possible. You can return your completed application form in person or by post to our Colchester (for applications to Colchester and Clacton) or Braintree campuses:

Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road

The College at Braintree
Church Lane

If you have any further questions about the application process or next available start date, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.

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AAT Accounting Professional Diploma Level 4
Course Outline: Extends skills in cost management, resource allocation, accounting systems management, internal controls (fraud) and the drafting of financial statements.
LevelLevel 4
Duration35 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2021
AttendanceLearners have the choice of one of the following attendance modes:
1 Day per week:
Thursday (9am - 4pm)
Or 2 evenings (both) per week:
Wednesday (6pm-9pm) &
Thursday (6pm-9pm)
Price£2,573 plus AAT fee. More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk.


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