AAT – Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

Date:15/09/2022Day:Thursday (plus 3 Saturdays)
Time:6pm- 9.15pmDuration:46 Weeks plus exams
Qualification:Professional Diploma in AccountingAwarding Body:AAT
Cost:£2,500*Delivery:Online and on Campus

About the course

This Level 4 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. Compulsory modules covered are:

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

2 optional units units that may be available, and these will be decided by the tutor when the course starts.

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.  On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers. You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

Entry requirements

Learners should have passed the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
Students who do not hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications will be invited to sit an assessment to ensure that they have suitable skills for this qualification.

Basic IT skills are also required.
Students must become AAT Student Members before the course starts (fees apply).


This course is assessed through computer-based exams, which draw on and assess knowledge and understanding from across the qualification. Assessments take place at the College on Tuesday evenings.


You will need a non-programmable calculator and note-taking equipment.


We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model which combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. Learners will study award-winning video lessons on demand from home and will also attend college lessons on a weekly basis. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


Completion of this qualification and fulfilment of AAT’s work experience requirements allows learners to apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional MAAT status.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


For this course, students may self-fund the course fees or apply for an advanced learner loan. Advanced Learner Loans are available for learners who do not qualify for funding and do not wish to self-fund the course. These loans are repayable when you finish your course and earn more than £27,295 per annum.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.
*Includes first exam sitting only. Resits are charged at £63 (£80 for the synoptic assessment).