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AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional)



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Online with live classes
19 months, Part-time
AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (QCF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students
  • TOTUM card is included in price What's this?

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This AAT course will offer you an accredited route into accountancy, allowing you to quickly advance your accounting career. If you're aiming to push your accountancy career to new heights, the AAT level 4 Diploma will enable you to complete the full AAT pathway by teaching you about advanced and specialised areas of accountancy.

As the UK’s most chosen online AAT provider, we ensure that our courses equip you with the skills and knowledge so that you can gain more responsibility in your current or new role. By taking your AAT Level 4 online with us will make you eligible for AAT Full Membership, as well as a host of accounting roles, including those with management aspects.

We work hard to create courses which will advance your career whilst being a great study option for you to learn around your work and lifestyle commitments. Also, through AVADO’s pass guarantee, if you don’t pass your exams the first time, you will get access to the online campus and dedicated tutor support for a re-sit, for free.


AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (QCF)

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This course will complete your AAT training by teaching you advanced accounting skills and preparing you to take on management roles.

You will also be able to specialise in areas that interest you most with two optional units.

The course consists of six units in total: four compulsory and two optional units.

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional units:

  • Personal Tax
  • Business Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

Student Support:

Upon enrolment you will be supported by a personal AAT tutor, as well as being taught by AAT experts and accounting professionals. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help navigate around the platform and any doubts about distance learning at ease.

What is included:

  • FREE Xero cloud-based accounting certification
  • One-to-one tutorial support
  • 24-hour access to the Virtual Learning Campus
  • Personalised individual study plan
  • Free TOTUM card, the #1 student discount card

Financial options

Choose from a range of flexible payment plans to fit your financial situation. You can split the cost of your course over 12 monthly payments, which means funding your course is easy and affordable.

About the AAT

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading awarding body for skills based accounting qualifications, awarding 90% of all vocational qualifications in finance and accounting. These qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised making you highly attractive to employers.

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Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for individuals who are looking to advance their accounting skill set and learn about specialised areas of accounting. If you are looking to take your career further, this course can also serve as a perfect starting point on your journey towards chartered accountancy.


Students should already hold the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. Some exceptions can be made for students who hold recent British or Irish degrees in Accounting or Finance.

The following entry requirements also apply:

  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must be able to attend all exams at an AAT Approved centre. Students outside the UK will incur an additional cost for international postage of textbooks

Career path

Upon completion of the AAT Advanced course, you will be eligible to become an AAT Full Member, meaning you can use the letters “MAAT” after your name and stand out to employers.

Everything you learn throughout this course will set you up perfectly for a senior finance role. This qualification and expertise will qualify you for roles including Assistant Finance Manager and Accounts Manager.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.