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Accounting Level 4

Course title: Accounting Level 4 Course level: Level 4
Qualification: Professional Diploma Awarding body: AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Part-time (Day or Evening) Course length: 12 months
Venue: Accrington and Rossendale College


AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting is the advanced level of the AAT Accounting Qualification and covers higher accounting tasks, including financial statements for limited companies, evaluating financial performance and managing budgets.  Also there are two units which allow you to specialise in tax, credit control and cash management.

Modules and units

Units are split into the following mandatory and optional units.

Mandatory units comprise of:

  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Financial statements
  • Internal control and accounting systems.

Optional units include:

  • Business tax
  • Cash management
  • Credit control
  • Personal tax.

Please note not all optional units are offered every year.

Entry requirements

Completion of AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3.  Students can begin at Level 4 if they have a university degree in accounting.

How will I be assessed?

The units will be assessed using computer based exams.

Progression and employment

Successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting can lead to higher qualifications, such as, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA and ACA qualifications. The Level 4 Diploma will give some exemptions from some of the exams for the above qualifications. AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting will prepare you for the following jobs:

  • 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

How much will the course cost me?

Please contact us for costs of this course. The fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

The cost of the course includes, the college enrolment fee and exam fees.

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If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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