Level Four AAT Diploma in Accounting

This course will be delivered online for the first six weeks, moving to classroom delivery if government regulations permit

The Level Four Advanced 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 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 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
  • External auditing
  • Cash and treasury management

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.

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 £222 will need to be topped up by the learner.

This qualification is awarded by AAT.