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

Applications to start this course in September 2021 will be available from November 2020.

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 2021
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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