Business & Professional


Course Title: Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4
Course Code: IT632

Department: Business & Professional
Course Type: Part Time

This final level is very highly sought after and the AAT suggest it can make a difference of up to 30% on salaries when compared with non AAT members.The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK's leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff and provides the only fast-track non-graduate route into chartered accountancy.

The professional diploma covers financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.



Professional Diploma in Accounting

Course Content

You will gain skills in the following areas:

Drafting and interpreting limited company financial statements
Preparing forecasts of income and expenditure
Preparing draft budgets and revising them as required by the business
Managing budgets and reporting variances back to the business
Reviewing the finance function to identify risk and make recommendations for improvements

There will be a computer based exam at the end of each unit, with a final exam covering all units at the end of the course. Your qualification will be graded ( Pass, Merit, Distinction).

Please note that all AAT exams will be scheduled during the daytime and not the evening and there will be a limit to the number of exam retakes you can do.

Candidates will also be expected to undertake additional study outside class times.

Course fees comprise tuition fees and computer based assessment fees (registration/exam) for each of the units, payable to the college. AAT membership fees are payable directly to AAT.

Text books, with a question banks are available for purchase at a discount through the college.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have spoken to someone at the college BEFORE booking onto this course. Knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and accounts qualifications at level 3 or above are desirable. However, students who have prior accounts experience may be accepted at the discretion of the course tutor, and upon successful completion of a short test. GCSE Maths A*-C or grade 4-9 Please call the college to discuss your experience, current role and expectations.

Career Opportunities

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 Adminstrator, Tax Supervisor, VAT Accountant.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
17-Sep-19 23-Feb-21 9.15p.m. 12:30 p.m. Part Time Tues 56
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Course Length

43 weeks

Additional Costs

AAT membership. AAT study texts and exam kits available through the college at discounted rate.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Memory stick, study text and exam kit.


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