AAT ACCOUNTING - LEVEL 4 PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA

Duration: 52 Weeks
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 23-07-20

ThIs higher level qualification is designed for those looking to develop skills in higher accounting tasks, such as drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, additional, optional specialist modules in areas such as business and personal tax are also offered.

Successful completion of the course may provide career progression into roles such as Senior Finance Officer, Assistant Financial Accountant or Tax Supervisor.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This qualification is designed for those looking to develop skills in higher accounting tasks, such as drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance.

Additional, optional specialist modules in areas such as business and personal tax are also offered.

Studied on a part-time basis, either one day or two evenings per week, this course covers:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment

Optional modules include:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The nature of this course and the job roles it can lead to make it a classroom based programme, with learning resources including PCs, interactive whiteboards, books and websites.

Classroom based study is ideal for learners who prefer a shared learning experience, with benefits including being able to ask tutors questions and receiving immediate answers, whilst also learning from and working with others in the room. For those returning to study after many years, or joining classroom learning for the first time, this can be a familiar and supportive environment to study in.

The course also offers the opportunity to mix with learners from various working and non-working environments.

Each session is delivered in accordance with industry standards set by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), providing opportunities to develop the skills and confidence needed to progress onto higher levels of study or employment roles with additional responsibilities.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is based on learning and applying theory within a set exam. Knowledge and skills are tested via computer based assessments (CBAs), run entirely on PCs or laptops. To achieve competency each exam requires 70% to pass.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

This course is based on learning and applying theory within a set exam. Knowledge and skills are tested via computer based assessments (CBAs), run entirely on PCs or laptops. To achieve competency each exam requires 70% to pass. Although not an essential requirement of the course, practical work experience can also assist with achieving greater success in the exam, as knowledge and theory are developed and applied in a practical accounting environment.

You are required to bring pens, pencils, paper and a calculator to each class. There will also be a requirement to purchase the set AAT textbooks and register with AAT as a student member – full details will be supplied on your first day.

Depending upon your personal circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for the college bursary. Full details will be provided in your enrolment Welcome Brochure.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must hold a Level 3 AAT qualification (or equivalent) and GCSE maths and English at Grade 4 (previously grade C) (or equivalent). All candidates who apply will be interviewed by a member of the AAT team to assess their suitability for entry onto the programme.

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