Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Diploma Level 4

The final year of the three year AAT course.

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1 Year


Start: September 2019


You will:

  • develop independent study skills and apply these to realistic assignments throughout the course,
  • learn online,
  • learn how to draft financial statements for limited companies,
  • perform complex management accounting tasks, and
  • develop your own management skills

You will study the following units:

  • Management accounting: budgeting
  • Management accounting: decision and control
  • Financial statements of limited companies
  • Accounting systems and control

You will also study two of the following optional units:

  • Business tax
  • Personal tax
  • External auditing
  • Cash and treasury management
  • Credit management

You will attend either:

  • one full day per week (Tuesday 09:00-16:45), plus 5 Thursday mornings over the year (09:00-12:30)


  • three evenings per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 17:15-20:45)

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the course you will need to have:

  • Association of Accounting Technicians Level 3, or
  • Degree in Accounting

Assessment Methods

Computer-based exams and case studies or work-based evidence throughout the year.


Professional courses such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA.

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Fees & Funding

Tuition: £1791, Exam Fees: £282, Materials £500.


As a student on AAT programmes you would need to become a member for which there is a joining fee (£135).

You will be expected to pay for some essential costs such as text books.

Help may be available for students in financial difficulties.  Please contact Student Support Services on 0500 162100.


Interested in this course? Fill in the enquiry form and the team will be in touch.

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