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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

AAT Accounting Diploma Level 4 is the advanced level of the AAT Accounting Qualification. It covers financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.


The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an established and well-respected international accountancy body with a growing membership totalling 120,000; the AAT qualifications are highly valued and respected in the workplace.


Having qualified, for those who wish to continue to take ACCA or CIMA, the AAT Technician qualification gives exemptions at Foundation level. AAT is also the non-graduate route to becoming a Chartered Accountant.


The six modules that make up this qualification are:

  • Financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal control and accounting systems (student-prepared project)
  • Personal tax
  • Credit control


Please note that there are still places on the courses starting on 3 September 2019 - to join please come in to Enrol - find out more here.

Date Time Days Duration
03/12/2019 - 03/12/2020 6:30PM - 9:15PM Tue & Wed 36 weeks Apply
06/12/2019 - 27/11/2020 9:15AM - 2:45PM Fri 36 weeks Apply
28/01/2020 - 11/06/2020 9:15AM - 2:45PM Tue, Wed & Thur 16 weeks Apply
03/03/2020 - 24/02/2021 6:30PM - 9:15PM Tue & Wed 36 weeks Apply
06/03/2020 - 05/03/2021 9:15AM - 2:45PM Fri 36 weeks Apply
08/05/2020 - 07/05/2021 9:15AM - 2:45PM Fri 36 weeks Apply
19/05/2020 - 12/05/2021 6:30PM - 9:15PM Tue & Wed 36 weeks Apply

  • More course information

    How much does the course cost? All Fees £2,495

    Is this course eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? Yes

    Are concessions available? No

    Examining Body AAT

    Is an interview required? No

Instalment options are available – contact Finance 020 8607 8347.

  • Are there any materials or resources that I need to bring to the sessions?

    You will need to buy the relevant course books to use within the sessions and for revision at home; you should also have pen/pencil, paper and a calculator.

  • What is expected from me at this level?

    The course does require commitment (both inside and outside the College) and it is essential that you attend all teaching sessions. We expect you to take the exams as per the Scheme of Work provided by the lecturer.

  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    This level is perfect if you've progressed through levels 2 and 3, or you're at a more advanced stage in your career and you want a qualification to give you the confidence and proof that you have the skills to do the job.

  • How will I be taught?

    The teaching on this course will involve lectures, discussions and lots of worked examples. You will also spend time practising using a PC for various modules, eg practise assessments. Students will be expected to match the hours taught in the classroom with private study and to complete any homework set. There will be regular testing of knowledge in the classroom.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Each module will be assessed through a computerised exam except for internal control and accounting systems which will be assessed as a computer-based project. Throughout the course your lecturer will record your progress and provide informal, regular feedback.

  • What qualification will I get?

    Once you've completed the course and are recognised as competent in all six modules, you'll be awarded the AAT Accounting Diploma Level 4. With proof of relevant work experience, perhaps gathered while you were training, you'll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

  • What skills will I gain as a result of doing this course?

    The final level covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You'll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax and credit control.

  • What can the course lead to?

    As a qualified AAT Technician you can expect to be involved at a management or supervisory level within an accounts department. This qualification will also lead to exemptions at ACCA and CIMA and the non-graduate route to chartered accountancy.

  • How do I join the course?

    To enrol, please click the Add to Basket button at the top of the page. For more information, visit How to Enrol. Please note that your final acceptance on to the level 4 diploma will be subject to an interview, either by telephone or in person, and a Skillcheck assessment. Following your enrolment and within two weeks of the commencement of the course, you will be required to register as a member with AAT (if not already a member) or to ensure that your membership is up to date; you cannot proceed with the course unless you are an AAT member.