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Professional Accounting AAT Level 4

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    Part Time

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    18 Months

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    Boston

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    September 2023

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This Level 4 Professional Accounting AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Diploma is a higher-level accounting qualification. If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil the AAT’s work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional AAT Accountant status.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as a range of optional specialist units.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

What will I do?

Throughout the Level 4 Professional Accounting AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Diploma you will cover a range of key areas, including:

  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

These core units of study are assessed at unit level. In addition, a synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context.

Optional units - select two of the following (subject to availability):

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Cash and Financial Management
  • Credit and Debt Management

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

The entry qualifications for the Level 4 Professional Accounting Diploma are five GCSEs at grades 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including English and Maths. It is also desirable that you have a Merit at AAT Level 3, as well as evidence of current or very recent work-based industry-relevant practice.

However, all applications will be considered on an individual basis and will be subject to the entry requirements alongside a successful interview with the course tutor.

The Level 4 Professional Accounting Diploma will take you 18 months to complete. You will attend College weekly, every Thursday 1:30pm – 4:30pm in Boston.

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

You may be eligible to apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course.

If you do not qualify for funding this course will cost, you £2573.

You will also need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - which is currently £240 for the duration of this qualification.

This course is assessed through computer-based exams for each unit.

The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable you to seek employment with confidence, and/or to progress to study chartered accountancy.

The Diploma in Professional Accounting can lead to the achievement of professional AAT (MAAT) status. Employment opportunities include: Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Assistant Financial Accountant, Commercial Analyst, Cost Accountant, Indirect Tax Manager, Payments and Billing Manager, Payroll Manager, Senior Finance Officer, Senior Insolvency Administrator, Tax Supervisor, VAT Accountant.

You will also need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - which is currently £240 for the duration of this qualification.

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