Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Entry Requirements

You will need a Diploma in Accounting Level 3 or PE1, or equivalent of the senior accountancy qualifications or a UK degree in accounting. You will be required to have an interview/informal chat with the tutor before enrolling on this course.

What's Involved

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the professional body for Accounting Technicians and is sponsored by four UK chartered accountancy bodies. Whether you're about to take your first step on the ladder or think you can get more out of your career, the AAT will give you the knowledge and skills you need to go far and get the rewards you deserve. This course is for you if you are working in accounting and want to improve your career opportunities. This is the highest level AAT qualification and is an internationally recognised industry standard qualification.

Successful completion of this course will give you the vital skills and knowledge needed to undertake a team leadership role in an accounting environment.

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including:

> Management Accounting: Budgeting

> Management Accounting: Decision and Control

> Financial Statements of Limited Companies

> Accounting Systems and Controls

> Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment

> Optional units

The synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment

> Optional units - select two of the following:

> Business tax

> Personal tax

> External auditing

> Cash and Treasury Management

> Credit Management

Our Accounting qualifications are delivered in partnership with Mindful Education using an online and on campus model. Your study will be blended, spending some time face to face in College and some time learning online.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop – allowing you to fit your study around work and life commitments. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and can be re-visited as often as you need. Lessons are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life, and exercises and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you will benefit from face-to-face classes (or virtual classroom sessions) at your local partner college with an experienced tutor. A combination of tutor-led lessons, group exercises and discussion help you apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

This course requires a substantial commitment of time outside of onsite classroom time and you should be prepared to spend approximately 8 - 9 hours per week on your studies at home, including the time you spend on Mindful resources.

Course Assessment Method

Students must successfully complete the three mandatory unit assessments and one synoptic assessment plus unit assessments for two optional units to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%.

All assessments in this qualification:

• are set and marked by AAT (with the exception of RPL, which is marked by the training provider)

• are computer based

• are time limited

• are scheduled by training providers or assessment venues

• take place at approved centres and venues under controlled conditions.

What's Next

You could progress onto further professional qualifications.

It can lead to employment as:

> Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor

> Assistant Financial Accountant

> Commercial Analyst

> Cost Accountant

> Fixed Asset Accountant

> Indirect Tax Manager

> Payments and Billing Manager

> Payroll Manager

> Senior Bookkeeper

> Senior Finance Officer

> Senior Fund Accountant

> Senior Insolvency Administrator

> Tax Supervisor

> VAT Accountant

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4
Level: Level 4
Awarding Body: Association of Accounting Technicians
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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