Level Four AAT Diploma in Accounting

The Level Four Advanced Diploma course develops knowledge and understanding gained on the Level Three Diploma in Accounting course. It is suitable for students who have successfully completed the Level Three diploma and for students with advanced skills and knowledge, such as an accounting degree. It equates to a foundation degree/HND level study.

The Level Four AAT Diploma in 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 Wednesday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, at St James Centre, Hull, Course code L0025J4LEA

This course will be delivered through blended learning to include classroom based learning and online learning.  For this, learners will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

For more information on how to enrol on this course, telephone 0345 120 0044

What will I study?

The following mandatory units: 

  • Financial statements of limited companies
  • Management accounting: Budgeting
  • Accounting systems and controls
  • Management accounting: Decision and control

Two optional units from the following:

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

Students will receive advice and guidance on the options most appropriate for them.

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.

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. You could also apply to become your own boss as an AAT licensed member in practice (MIP). You may also wish to continue studies at university or with a Chartered Accounting body such as CIMA.

The qualification provides exemptions on accounting and finance related degrees at over 30 UK universities and, additionally, the Level Four AAT Diploma in Accounting qualification attracts generous exemptions for further training with UK accountancy bodies, such as the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Additional information

All  learners need to register as an AAT student on the AAT website which incurs an additional one off admission fee plus an annual registration fee. Your tutor will provide more information on registering once you are enrolled on the course or visit the AAT website www.aat.org.uk


This qualification is awarded by AAT.