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.

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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

The application window for part-time courses starting in September and October 2022 will be open from January 4th 2022.

Applications for this course are made via our online application form and you will be able to access it from this course page.

Once we are accepting applications and you are ready to apply then please click the ‘Apply Online‘ button which will appear below in the next menu.

Upon successful submission of an application you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Admissions team. If you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received.

We will begin to process applications for courses starting in the 2022-23 academic year from January 2022.

During the spring-term applicants will receive further correspondence from the College about the next stages of the admissions process. These will include details about interviews with the course tutor or any pre-assessments and trades tests, which start to take place from May.

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.

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 Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 4th January 2022
AttendanceLearners have the choice of two attendance modes:
Attendance Mode 1:
1 Day per week:
Thursday (9am - 4pm)
Attendance Mode 2:
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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