Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma In Accounting (Full time)
DCG offers a range of AAT qualifications that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the professional organisation you will join, enabling you to draw on the expertise of AAT members worldwide.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
The full-time Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting at DCG offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. It will help you to enhance the skills developed from the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and allow you to maximise opportunities in your current or new employment.
By studying for this qualification, you will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout your career, including:
- drafting financial statements for limited companies
- the knowledge and skills to use complex management accounting techniques
- the ability to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls
- knowledge and skills in specialist accountancy and finance subjects
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.
If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
Remember that you may be eligible for an AAT bursary. Check your eligibility here: https://www.aat.org.uk/qualifications-and-courses/fees-funding/bursary
Also Skills and Education Group https://www.skillsandeducationgroup.co.uk/foundation/ provides grants which are designed to help overcome social barriers and allow those who wish to study to advance their skills in education (check your eligibility.)
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 (minimum GCSE grade 4/C). 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 (Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and/or the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and AAT Level 3 qualifications). Prior completion of other business or finance studies would also be beneficial.
You will be required to complete an interview prior to the course and AAT recommends that students use AAT Skillcheck to ensure that they’re ready to start on a particular qualification. The AAT Skillcheck will also be completed during the Induction Week with teaching staff.
In order to be successful on this course, you will also need to be highly motivated and commit to out-of-class learning and revision.
What will you learn?
This qualification has three mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options.
The mandatory units are:
- Applied Management Accounting
- Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
- Internal Accounting Systems and Controls
The optional units are:
- Business Tax
- Personal Tax
- Audit and Assurance
- Cash and Financial Management
- Credit and Debt Management
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered face to face on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
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 (any additional costs can be discussed at interview).
The cost is £2573 (AAT membership and the cost for the first exams is included).
Please note that costs are subject to revision.
AAT offers a bursary for anyone 16 years old or over. Check your eligibility here:
Skills and Education Group https://www.skillsandeducationgroup.co.uk/foundation/ also provides grants which are designed to help overcome social barriers and allow those who wish to study to advance their skills in education.
How will you be assessed?
All assessments in this qualification:
- are set and marked by AAT (with the exception of RPL, which is marked by the training provider)
- are computer-based
- are time-limited
- are scheduled by training providers or assessment venues
- take place at approved training providers and assessment venues under controlled conditions
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.
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.
Progression options include:
- applying for AAT professional membership and using the letters MAAT after your name
- progressing to chartered accountancy qualifications
- becoming your own boss as an AAT Licensed Accountant
- progressing to university, with AAT giving you 160 UCAS points
- working overseas with the AAT internationally recognised qualification
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:
- The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
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.
Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment in roles such as:
- Professional Accountant
- Assistant Auditor
- Assistant Manager
- Commercial Analyst
- Payroll Manager
- Senior Bookkeeper
- Senior Financial Officer
- Accounts Payable and Expenses Officer
- Assistant Financial Accountant
- Cost Accountant
- Fixed Asset Accountant
- Indirect Tax Manager
- Payments and Billing Manager
- Senior Fund Accountant
- Senior Insolvency Administrator
- Tax Supervisor
- VAT Accountant
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Chartered and Certified Accountants
Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers
Financial Accounts Managers
Financial and Accounting Technicians
Financial Administrative Occupations n.e.c.
Financial Managers and Directors
Business Sales Executives
Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks
Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
Sales Related Occupations n.e.c.
Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
Financial Institution Managers and Directors
Finance and Investment Analysts and Advisers
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Course Information Last Updated On: June 23, 2022 10:15 am