Level Four Diploma in Professional Accounting

The Level Four Diploma course develops knowledge and understanding gained on the Level Three Diploma in Accounting course. Students must have achieved their Level Three Diploma and should be aware of the time commitment required.  This programme equates to a foundation degree/HND level study.

The Level Four Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification covers higher level accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance as well as developing your own management skills.

You will be fully supported throughout your course. Your course fee includes all taught classes, all the required study books, an exam kit, pocket notes and additional online material and support.

This course is offered at the Beverley campus, on Tuesday 1 November, 9am to 4pm Course Coe PF079/1C01

You can enrol for this course from 1 August. For more information on enrolling call 0345 120 0044.


What will I study?

The following mandatory units: 

  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statement
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and Assurance

In addition to your taught classes you should plan a further 10 hours study each week in your own time to maximise your exam performance.

How will I be assessed?

In order to successfully complete the AAT programme, participants will be expected to undertake a computer-based assessment for each module of learning and a final synoptic assessment at the end of the course. The synoptic assessment includes content from all the mandatory units.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

A mixture of lectures, seminars and individual and group work.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have completed the Level Three AAT Diploma in Accounting. This course is also appropriate for applicants already in possession of a degree in accounting.

What next?

On finishing training at level four, students can apply for AAT professional membership where the letters MAAT can be used after your name - this is an internationally recognised mark of accounting excellence.

Additional information

All learners need to register as an AAT student on the AAT website which incurs an annual registration fee. Student registration provides access to a range of additional AAT resources and must be in place before the first exam is attempted. Your tutor will provide more information on registering once you are enrolled on the course or visit the AAT website www.aat.org.uk


Advanced Learner Loans are available for £2573.  The remaining £122 will need to be topped up by the learner.

This qualification is awarded by AAT.