AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting is to enhance the skills developed from the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, enabling students to maximise opportunities in their current or new employment.


About the course

By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers.

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification will suit those who:

  • Have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and who would like to continue to build their accounting skills
  • Are already working in finance and would like a formal recognition of their skills
  • Would like to go on to become an AAT full member and/or study for chartered accountant status
  • Would like to start their own business through the AAT licensed members scheme

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks. Students will also learn about specialist areas such as tax, auditing, credit and debit management and cash and financial management. Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications, including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication. This qualification comprises three mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options.

This course is validated by AAT

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University Centre

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Start Date


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18 months

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Course Code


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Study Mode

Part Time

The mandatory modules are:

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

The optional modules are:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax

Students who achieve this qualification and meet AAT’s criteria can apply for full AAT membership.