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Professional Diploma In Accounting – Level 4 (16 Months)

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 7.00
Start: 23/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £2573
Adult Loan Amount: £2573
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/professional-diploma-in-accounting-level-4-16-months
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Course Information for Students

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.

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.

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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.

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.

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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Financial and Accounting Technicians

£37218

Financial and Accounting Technicians

Chartered and Certified Accountants

£37743

Chartered and Certified Accountants

Financial Accounts Managers

£29052

Financial Accounts Managers

Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks

£19618

Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks

Financial Administrative Occupations n.e.c.

£17186

Financial Administrative Occupations n.e.c.

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 22, 2021 3:07 pm