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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 36

Hours: 7.00

Start: 23/09/2021

Days / Times: Thursday 08:30 to 17:00

Tuition (£): 2573.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Adult Loan Amount: 2573.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management, and cash and treasury management. 

Achieve professional AAT full membership
If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. Professional accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience. Ideally, students should also have completed the AAT Foundation and Advanced Level qualifications.

Course Content

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options. 

The mandatory units are: 

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting 
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control 
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
 
The optional units are: 
 
  • Business Tax 
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing 
  • Cash and Treasury Management 
  • Credit Management

How will I be assessed?

All assessments in this qualification: 

  • are set and marked by AAT
  • are computer based 
  • are time limited

At times, we may be required to change our plans in order to comply with Government guidelines. If we make changes, you will be kept up to date via announcements through your course VLE. 

The hours allocated per week are taught hours with the teacher.  Independent study sessions are required for this course, allowing you the flexibility to undertake your own studying/revision at home to reinforce what you have learned in class.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision.  There may also be the additional cost of registration/subscription fees and exams (which can be discussed at interview).

Level 4

AAT Membership = £147

Books = £128 (This is the total cost for 7 x tutorials and workbooks for each unit)

Assessments = £420 (Total cost for 6 x assessments)

AAT Membership and cost for first exams is included.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name.

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accountancy can give qualified students exemptions towards all or parts of the UK’s chartered and certified accountancy qualifications. The following chartered bodies offer exemptions to AAT students: 

1. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) 
2. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) 
3. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 
4. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 
5. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Careers

AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. 

The Professional Diploma in Accounting can lead to employment as:

 

  • 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 Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

 

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Anila Bara

Anila Bara

Derby College gets top marks from accounting student Anila

AAT level 3 student Anila Bara says she would recommend Derby College 100% – and not just for its accounting courses. Anila has been studying with the College since 2013, which is when she came to the UK from Albania.
 
She said:  “I didn’t speak English when I first moved to Derby so I enrolled at St James Centre, Derby College and did my level 2 English. I then went to Joseph Wright Centre to take maths GCSE. Once I had maths and English, I enrolled on the AAT level 2 course at the Roundhouse and I’m now completing level 3, so I’ve been learning at Derby College for seven years!”    
 
Despite having to study for her latest accounting exams during lockdown, Anila, who is 43, still manged to achieve a 100% pass mark in her management account costing exam.    
 
She added: “My tutors are great – always so helpful.  We’ve been learning online because of the pandemic and I’ve also been teaching my youngest daughter at home. She likes numbers too. I have three daughters – aged four, 16 and 20 and they’re all good at maths. I’d like to take the level 4 AAT course but I worry as a lot of it – about 40%, I think –  is written and I’m still not that confident with my English. I liked every part of my level 3 course but I’ve really enjoyed  learning about  VAT. It would be good to work as an accounts assistant one day.”    
 
Anila, who started a university course in Albania to be a primary school teacher, said she’s glad to be at the Roundhouse training for a new career in accounting.    
 
She said: “I’ve always loved maths and working with numbers. I’ve been passionate about them from a young age and have always loved going to school. You might say I used to be a geek girl!    
 
“I think Derby College is very  good – and not just for accounting courses but for everything.    
 
“All my tutors have been serious about learning and helping their students. I always tell people wanting help with English and maths to go to Derby College. I’d recommend it 100%!”  

All my tutors have been serious about learning and helping their students. I always tell people wanting help with English and maths to go to Derby College. I’d recommend it 100%!

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