The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is the most advanced AAT accounting qualification. It's ideal for teams that are looking to build financial team leaders and senior accountants, or looking to train towards attaining professional MAAT status.
- 97% would recommend AAT to family, friends and colleagues.
- 7/10 say that their earning potential has increased since completing their AAT qualification.
This professional level covers complex and advanced finance processes and topics. Students will be able to draft financial statements for limited companies, recommend strategy for accounting systems, and build and present complex management accounting reports.
It'll take around 560 hours to complete.
This course comprises of six units. This includes the four mandatory units, plus two out of the four optional units.
- Management Accounting: Budgeting
- Management Accounting: Decision and Control
- Financial Statements of Limited Companies
- Accounting Systems and Controls
Optional Units (choose two):
- Business Tax
- Personal Tax
- Cash and Treasury Management
- Credit Management
It's highly flexible - live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around work commitments. They're also recorded so they can be watched and re-watched as many times as needed.
Plus, unlimited support is available from a professional AAT tutor and our excellent student support team.
The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians. AAT qualifications are the gold standard in practical accounting - they train over 70,000 people around the world each year, and award more than 90% of all vocational accounting qualifications.
The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus) is worth 56 UCAS credits. It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 4, or Level 8 in the Scottish system.
Before sitting exams, the following fees must be paid:
- AAT Registration Fees
- AAT Annual Student Membership Fees (can be included in payment plans)
- AAT Exam Fees
- Exam Centre Administration Fees
Our course advisors can supply the latest AAT fee information, and advise on how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre chosen.
Employer-funded courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package including course, exam centre fees, and AAT Membership fees.
Who is this course for?
If you're looking to equip your accounting team with Chartered Accountant status, this AAT qualification will allow a fast-track route with all the major Chartered Accountancy bodies.
In order to enrol, candidates will need significant practical accounting experience or the Advanced Diploma in Accounting (or the Level 3 Diploma, as it was previously known). Our course advisors will be happy to ensure the selection of the right course.
Students wishing to enrol on this course must be 19 years or older with proficiency in the English language or an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
On completion of the AAT Professional Diploma, graduates will be fully qualified Accounting Technicians. Graduates will also automatically become affiliate members of AAT, and can apply for internationally-recognised professional MAAT status.
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