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Your AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting will include:

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  • Personalised learning
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  • Computer-based exams with instant grades


  • Dedicated tutor throughout
  • Get support via telephone, email or online

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

The AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting is the most advanced level on the AAT qualification route. It covers professional accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets, and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also be able to specialise in areas such as tax, auditing, and credit control.

The AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma is ideal if you’ve completed the Foundation and Advanced levels, or you’re already at a professional level and want to develop your accounting skills further. Once you’ve completed the Professional Diploma, you’ll be a fully-qualified accounting technician, with brand new employment and qualification opportunities open to you. You are now eligible to use MAAT after your name.

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Those who have completed AAT Level 3 or are working at a professional level

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Online learning
Classroom learning

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Online: Flexible start
Classroom: Speak to an adviser

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Online: 6 – 12 months
Classroom: 6 – 12 months

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AAT Level 4 qualification overview

  • What you will learn

    This level contains the following units:

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

    Optional units, selecting two modules from the following:

    • Business Tax
    • Personal Tax
    • External Auditing
    • Cash and Treasury Management
    • Credit Management

  • Key outcomes

    • Complete a limited company’s statutory financial statements
    • Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis
    • Prepare budgets and income expenditure forecasts
    • Measure performance and manage costs
    • Prepare performance reports for management
    • Write a professional report based on the internal control of an accounting system
    • Complete a corporation tax return Complete a self-assessment tax return

  • What's included

    • 24/7 access to BabingtonOnline (distance learning only)
    • Regular contact with your tutor
    • Personal study plan
    • Self-grading activities
    • Video lectures
    • Exclusive forums
    • Downloadable revision materials
    • Practice & mock exams
    • Textbooks (incl. P&P)

  • Assessment

    Practical computer-based assessments
  • Prerequisites

    AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma and/or working within an accounts department. If you are unsure which level is right for you, AAT offer a Skillcheck test.
  • Progression

    Once you’ve completed AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma, you’ll be a fully-qualified accounting technician and are eligible to use ‘MAAT’ after your name.
    You may wish to continue your studies with either CIMA or ACCA depending on your desired career path to either a Chartered or Management Accountant. Having AAT Level 4 may mean you are exempt from certain ACCA and CIMA modules helping you to progress even quicker.
  • Career path

    You will be eligible for the following roles after qualification: VAT Accountant, Senior Finance officer, Commercial Analyst
    The AAT salary checker gives an average salary of £20,894 once you are Level 4 qualified.
  • Payment

    AAT Level 4 distance learning £850 (inc VAT).
    For more information on AAT membership and exam costs, please speak to a Course Adviser.
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