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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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Business student Curtis relishes role of student ambassador

Curtis, 18, didn’t like school much and left early because he was being bullied, but he couldn’t be happier on his full-time college course.
 
Curtis, who is 18 and from Heanor, is currently studying Level 1 Business but plans to take more qualifications in English and Maths so he can achieve his ambition of working for the ambulance service.
 
Inspired by his dad, who was in St John Ambulance, Curtis has recently been on an induction with the first aid charity. In fact, Curtis felt so keen to promote the college to other students that he went on the Roundhouse website and applied to be a student ambassador.
 
It’s a role he is finding very rewarding, and during November he will be among college representatives going into local schools to talk to potential students and their parents about the what the college has to offer.
 
As a student ambassador Curtis also helps at college open events, welcoming people to the Roundhouse and showing them where they need to go.  

I wasn’t happy at school but it’s completely different at college. I like everything about it.


I’ve made lots of friends since coming to the Roundhouse and I’d say that one of the things I like best about Derby College is meeting new people and getting to know them.


The lecturers are great too. They’re there to help if you need it but they let you get on with it and work out things for yourself.

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