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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) - Part-time

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Course outline

Take your accountancy skills to the next level with this well-respected professional qualification.

Accounting and finance professionals are highly sought after and this well-respected AAT qualification will give you a competitive edge. The course is the final stage of the AAT Accounting qualification, suitable for you if you want to progress in your accounting career.

Our tutors will teach you how to complete complex management accounting tasks and you’ll hone your skills in cash and credit management.


  • Management accounting: Decision and control
  • Management accounting: Budgeting
  • Credit management
  • Financial statements of limited companies
  • Accounting systems and controls
  • Cash and treasury management

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


04 September 2017 - 04 September 2018
Monday and Thursday

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £1987 plus £115 material costs
No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.


Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


06 September 2017 - 04 September 2018

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £1987 plus £115 material costs
No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.

AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4


1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need to have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting plus GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade 9-5 (A*-C) (or equivalent). In addition, we interview as part of the application process and you will need to demonstrate your ability and commitment to succeed on the course.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit is assessed by an AAT computer based exam.

The final first-sitting exam is planned for the end of June. There is one further session after this, in September 2018, primarily to arrange, and prepare, for re-sits and to discuss further progression.


This qualification opens up a wide range of career opportunities, from setting up your own practice to becoming a team leader, and from university study to taking more professional qualifications such as 

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)
  • Associate Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) professional qualifications 
  • or a university degree

You could pursue a career as accounts payable and expenses supervisor, assistant financial accountant, commercial analyst, cost accountant, fixed asset accountant, payments and billing manager, senior bookkeeper, senior finance officer, senior fund accountant, credit controller or VAT accountant.

Additional information

Course fees for students aged 19+ are £1,987 + £115 material costs totalling £2,102, which may be taken on an Advanced Learner Loan subject to personal eligibility.

As an alternative you can consider enrolling for separate units - the first unit in September 2017 is AAT Management Accounting: Decision and Control (Unitised Level 4).

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