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L4 PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING AAT

Qualification

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4

Course Code

21P1MAP00137

Duration

1 Year

Entry Requirements

You must have a sound knowledge of accounting principles to undertake the AAT Level 4 programme. Achievement of an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting is essential.

Future Study

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 Professional Diploma in 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. 

Cost

£2763

What you need to know

IS IT FOR ME?

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional level course 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: classroom attendance is weekly.

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

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.

UNITS OF STUDY

The Level 4 course covers a range of key areas, including:

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

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
  • External auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

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

COURSE DELIVERY – ONLINE AND ON CAMPUS

Hart Learning & Development have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through its Online and On-Campus model.

Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your device, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you benefit from a college class every other week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.

START DATES AND RUNNING TIMES

Tuesday 14 September – 6PM – 9PM, every Tuesday

Thursday 16 September – 9.30AM – 12.30PM, every Thursday

LOCATION

Stevenage Campus

Join our AAT Information Session

Please register your interest by sending your details to AAT@nhc.ac.uk. You will then be sent registration details and information on how to join us online.

The evening will begin with a presentation by the Programme Manager at 6PM – 7PM, followed by the opportunity to speak to the course tutors online, discuss your professional development, and get insight into the learning programme. Find out more here.