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Accountancy Professional Qualification

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

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Becoming a Chartered Accountant requires capability, knowledge, and qualifications to show your experience. It requires a lot of learning, time, and an understanding to apply the learning to your role. Our Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 qualification, accredited by AAT, equips you with expert skills and knowledge, preparing you to become a fully qualified accounting technician. 

AAT is the ideal first step towards further qualifications such as ACCA and CIMA which take you onto specialist areas of accounting. Completing certain AAT qualifications can exempt you from certain modules, on the route to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must hold an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma or equivalent and/or working within an accounts department
  • If you are unsure which level is right for you, AAT offer a Skillcheck test, to help determine the right course for you
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At a glance

Relevant to

Accountants working at a professional level

Entry requirements

AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3, or equivalent

Professional Qualification

Type

Professional Qualification

Standard

AAT Professional Diploma Level 4

Level 4

Level

Level 4

Format/Modality

Virtual delivery

Duration

12 – 18 months

Nationwide

Geography

England

Cost

£849 (excl. exam costs and AAT membership)

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Programme Outcomes

For employers

The AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting is the most advanced level on the AAT qualification route. The topics covered on this apprenticeship will give your accounting professionals the ability to carry out professional accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets, and evaluating financial performance.

For learners

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will have a formal industry recognised qualification and be confident in a range of tasks. These include being able to complete a limited company’s statutory financial statements, prepare budgets and income expenditure forecasts and measure performance and manage costs. You will also be able confident to complete a corporation tax return and a a self-assessment tax return.

Please use the link below to locate the centres which would be suitable for you to sit your assessments and the associated costs. Exams and AAT membership costs are not included in the price of this course, and you would pay the centre directly.

https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search

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Learning journey overview

Your professional qualification with Babington will include:

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

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

  • Practical computer-based assessments

Key learning

  • Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis
  • Complete a corporation tax return
  • Author a professional report
  • Measure performance and manage costs
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What our expert Trainers have to say

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I have a passion for helping and supporting anyone looking to learn new accounting skills. It is a privilege and pleasure to see a learner successfully achieve their qualification and progress in their career. In my 20 plus years in the education and training sector, I have had the privilege to help build individual learner’s confidence and self-belief, enabling them to aspire to make significant, positive life-style career changes and improve their quality of life. I love my job!

Teresa Haley

Accountancy Tutor

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Trust your professional development to the experts. We're proud to help upskill thousands of accountancy professionals every year and support businesses in building the talent pipelines of tomorrow.

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80% of members who have completed an AAT Accounting qualification agree it has increased their earning potential

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76% of AAT members are satisfied in with their current job

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Babington received a Customer Satisfaction rate of 83% for academic year 2020/21

Supercharge your accountancy career

  • Access to some of the UK's leading accountancy specialists
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
  • Dedicated tutor throughout
  • Flexible online start
  • On-demand digital content
  • Purpose built learning platform
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