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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 )
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Do you want a fulfilling career in accountancy? Have you passed AAT Level 3 or an equivalent accounting qualification? We can help you reach your goal by studying AAT Level 4 Accountancy.
This level builds on the knowledge you gained in the Advanced Diploma (Level 3). You will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. There are also optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management. After qualifying you can work in accounting roles or progress onto studying chartered accountancy.
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Self-motivated learners, who want to learn complex accountancy and management accountancy skills.
You can start studying when you’re ready, at a time and place that suits your lifestyle. Most people complete this course in 12 to 18 months, although you’ll set the pace of learning and work towards your preferred completion date.
To progress comfortably on this course, you’ll need to have good accounting knowledge and be able to perform all the financial and management accounting tasks which are tested on the AAT Level 3 course. Plus you’ll need a good standard of English literacy and basic maths skills. We recommend you register with AAT before starting this course. This will give you your AAT student number, which enables you to enter for assessments.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to apply complex accounting principles, concepts and rules to prepare the financial statements of a limited company. You’ll also learn management accounting techniques to aid decision making and control, and prepare and monitor budgets, and measure performance.
This level consists of compulsory and optional units:
For sole traders, partnerships and limited companies:
The course is assessed by a combination of unit assessments and one synoptic assessment.
A unit assessment only tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. At Level 4 accounting they are:
The synoptic assessment is an end of course assessment which tests a variety of knowledge and skills from several units. At Level 4 accounting it is:
Assessment results are available in your MYAAT account within 24 hours for computer marked assessments. For those assessments marked by AAT assessors, you can expect to receive your results at a later date (timescales may vary and will be published on the AAT website).
To be awarded the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification you must achieve at least a 70% competency level in each unit assessment and in the synoptic assessment.
You can resit an assessment to improve your grade. Results from the assessment with the highest marks will be used to calculate your final grade. There are no resit restrictions or employer engagement requirements for any fee paying student on any of our AAT courses.
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After you’ve passed this level, you can work in a variety of jobs including forensic accountant, tax manager, accountancy consultant and finance analyst, earning salaries of up to £37,000 as you advance and gain experience.
AAT full members (MAAT) and fellow members (FMAAT) are eligible for exemptions that allow you to take the fast track route to chartered accountant status. You can stay with the same training provider. Eagle offers affordable courses approved by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) which you can subscribe to.
You are required to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch to fulfill your qualification. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course and payable direct to the AAT.
And to make it all even more flexible, you can pay for your course as you go. With Eagle, you’re free to manage your costs and choose how often you want to pay, and for how long. You can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or annually and you can cancel anytime.
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This is the entry point for most people who are at the beginning of their accountancy journey.
You can start at this level if you’ve completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate. You may also be eligible if you’ve worked in accounting or bookkeeping role.
You’ll need to complete the Level 3 Advanced Diploma before starting this level. You may be exempt from some units if you’ve studied a finance or accounting degree.