West Thames College London

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the only professional body to offer Diplomas in accounting. AAT qualifications are based on nationally agreed standards of competence. Level 4 covers financial statements, budgeting, financial performance, internal control and accounting systems. This qualification prepares you for employment as a finance team leader or finance officer, and enables you to continue your studies with ACCA or CIMA qualifications. The course is held from 6-9pm on two evenings per week for 1 year.

Key course features


AAT Level 4 Advanced Diploma for Accounting Technicians (QCF)

Level: Level 4

Mode: Part-time

Start Date: 19 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Practising accountants who wish to gain a full professional qualification and enhance their career prospects.

About the course

Through a combination of lectures, practical workshops and seminars, you will study:

Four mandatory units:

  • Financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal control and accounting systems. 

Two of the following option units:

  • Credit management and control
  • Personal tax
  • Business tax
  • External auditing.
How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by computer based assessments or by case study/project.

Where next?

Possible employment routes when you complete this course include as a finance team leader or finance officer. If you wish to continue your studies, you may be able to gain entry to ACCA or CIMA qualifications.

Entry requirements

You must hold the AAT Level 3 full qualification prior to starting this course and be currently registered with AAT. You should also preferably be working in an appropriate accounting environment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.


Fees may be subject to change. This is a full cost course and no concessions are available.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


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