Course Code: TP1FE007 Accounting - Level 4 (AAT) Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 18 Months / £2,573 Apply now 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 18 Months / £2,573 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis AAT qualification is a competence-based qualification that gives you the relevant and practical skills to do a wide range of accounting and finance jobs. In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management. Entry Requirements It is expected that you will already hold the AAT Level 3 Diploma. However, some may be eligible to begin at AAT Level 4 depending upon accounting qualifications already held and/or appropriate and extensive work experience. To support your application, you are required to complete an analytical diagnostic assessment in addition to having English and Maths GCSE’s or functional skills. This course is ideal for a wide range of applicants including those already employed in an accounting or finance environment, unemployed or those seeking a career change and want to move into accountancy. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Professional Accounting Learning and Teaching Methods The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting consists of three mandatory units: Applied Management Accounting Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements Internal Accounting Systems and Controls, and In addition, students are required to complete two of five optional units: Business Tax Personal Tax Audit and Assurance Cash and Financial Management Credit and Debt Management Workroom based teaching and computer suites for practice accounting sessions. Sessions are delivered by highly qualified industry accountants. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods Each module on the course is externally assessed and marked by the AAT. To achieve the qualification you must pass all the individual module assessments, including the synoptic assessment (final examination). Other Costs and Equipment NeededStudent membership of the professional body is a requirement within 6 weeks of the course commencement Recommended textbooks are required for this programme. Tuition Fees Some adult students may not have to pay course fees whilst others will be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover their costs. To find out about this and what other support may be available to you, please read our 19+ tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: AAT Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Finance is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills will never go away. Jobs in accounting and finance are extremely diverse and deliver exciting career opportunities. With AAT on your CV, you demonstrate a level of industry excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers across all industries. Accounting roles are exceptionally diverse and deliver quality career opportunities. Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors. Opportunities for employment may include working as an: Accounts Payable & Expenses Supervisor Assistant Financial Accountant Commercial Analyst Cost Accountant Fixed Asset Accountant Indirect Tax Manager Payments & Billing Manager Payroll Manager Senior Bookkeeper Senior Financial Officer Senior Fund Accountant Senior Insolvency Administrator Tax Supervisor VAT Accountant.