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AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (Association of Accounting Technicians)

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Course Code: 7100 Duration: 35 Weeks Attendance: Part Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 07/09/2020 Day: VARIOUS Time: VARIOUS


About the course

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional membership body. Level 4 Diploma in Accounting is a professional qualification that will add credibility to your accounting knowledge.

Duration              35 weeks, Part-time

Evenings:             Tuesday & Thursday   17:45 – 21:00

Day:                     Thursday   9:15 – 17:00 

AAT offers a range of benefits for student members (including study support, career advice to help find the perfect job and exclusive discounts), as well as a route into chartered accountancy. If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualification will give you generous exemptions.

Who is this programme for?

The AAT Accounting Qualifications provide practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need.


All course fees are payable at the time of enrolment. You may choose to pay by credit card and thus spread the cost over a longer period.  Alternatively, you may be able to make payment by 3 instalments.  A surcharge of 10% (up to a maximum £100) of the tuition fee will be added to cover the extra administration involved. This surcharge is payable with the first instalment, along with one-third of your tuition fees and any examination/registration fees. Post dated cheques or card details must be provided at enrolment to cover your second and third payments.

Instalment dates are as follows:


First payment

Second payment

Third payment


At enrolment

2 November

1 March


At enrolment

2 June

1 September


Tuition £2573

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

Subjects covered

The subjects of the course are set in accordance with the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) National Occupational

Standards as follows:

  • FSLC Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • MABU Management Accounting Budgeting
  • MDCL Management Accounting Decision and Control
  • PDSY Accounting Systems and Control – synoptic assessment to incorporate the above units

Plus – 2 of 4 options:

  • BTX Business Tax
  • PTX Personal Tax
  • ETAU External Auditing
  • CDMT Credit Management

How will I be assessed?

After the initial weeks of tuition you will complete computer based assessments set by the AAT. There is a programme of support and revision for these assessments and you will be fully equipped to achieve. Computer based assessments will be available on a regular basis on Monday or Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday or Thursday evenings. The synoptic assessment must be completed following the required learning of the first 3 units and all assessments are marked by AAT.

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Your future

What Next?

Universities nationally recognise this level of the AAT qualification and give valuable exemptions to their relevant programmes. You will also be exempt from the certificate level of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

It is necessary to have achieved the AAT Level 3 with a Merit grade or above. 

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