Business and Management

AAT Accounting Level 4 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will run again in the 2021 academic year and will run for two years. Exact start date is to be confirmed. You can choose from the following classes: Tuesday 9.30am-4.30pm or Monday and Tuesday 5.30pm-8.30pm.

Entry requirements

AAT (Level 3) Advanced Diploma in Accounting



You will achieve

AAT (Level 4) Professional Diploma in Accounting

Course overview

The AAT Accounting qualification gives you the relevant and practical skills to do a wide range of accounting and finance jobs.

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing, credit management, and cash and treasury management.

Course content

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies: involves preparing limited company accounts using international standards, consolidating accounts for companies and interpreting information from financial statements
  • Management Accounting, Decision and Control: looks at costing methods, preparing costs and analysing and interpreting information
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting: involves producing budgets using various methods and interpreting and reporting the information
  • Accounting Systems and Controls: synoptic assessment

You will also study two of the following:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Credit Management
  • Cash and Treasury Management

Following the successful completion of Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) you will be invited to a formal graduation ceremony held in October/November. With relevant experience approved by AAT you could also use the designatory letters MAAT.

You can view the course specifications via the link below:



You will be assessed by computer based examinations, following each core unit, throughout the course and by a final synoptic assessment that will assess knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

You will need to provide your own writing materials, books and calculator.

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

Following graduation from the Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) you may choose to enter industry, self-employment or further study. Some universities and professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) offer exemptions to those that are AAT qualified.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £2,300 full fee payable (exam fees included). AAT membership fee information can be found via the link below  

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

AAT Accounting Level 4 Part-time

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