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AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Duration

18 Months (£2,653)

 

Course overview

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional level course is a higher-level accounting qualification. If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil the AAT’s work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional AAT Accountant status.

 

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

 

You can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of this course. Please ask a member of college staff for details.

Course content

In this qualification, you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as a range of optional specialist units.

 

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

UNITS OF STUDY

The Level 4 course covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

 

These core units of study are assessed at unit level. In addition, a synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context.

 

Optional units (subject to availability):

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Cash and Financial Management
  • Credit and Debt Management

 

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

Course delivery – online and on campus

North Hertfordshire College has partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through a flexible Online and On-Campus model (Blended Learning):

  • Online –you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on-demand, and can be viewed from your tablet or computer – this means you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 10-12 hours studying independently online each week.
  • On Campus –you benefit from regular fortnightly classes with a college tutor. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

 

Entry requirements

You must have a sound knowledge of accounting principles to undertake the AAT Level 4 programme. Achievement of an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is essential.

 

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is assessed through computer-based exams for each unit.

FURTHER PROGRESSION

Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow students to use the designatory letters MAAT (Member of Association of Accounting) after their name.

 

The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable you to seek employment with confidence, and/or to progress to study-chartered accountancy.

 

Completing the AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include:

  • Professional accounting technician
  • Assistant auditor or management accountant
  • Commercial analyst
  • Payroll manager
  • Senior bookkeeper
  • Senior financial officer or Fund accountant
  • Accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • Assistant financial accountant
  • Senior fund accountant
  • Tax supervisor

 

DATE

Thursday 15th September 2022

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Our online AAT Information Sessions, provide further course information and the chance to discuss your career progression.

 

The sessions include a presentation by the Programme Manager providing insight into the learning programme; you’ll have the opportunity to speak to the course tutors at the end of the session.

 

Register your interest by sending your details to aat@nhc.ac.uk.

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