Help us to help you to fulfil your business needs. Find out more.


AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting - Online and On Campus

Course code: BSWU004P

Subject area: Accounting and Finance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 4

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Monday & Thursday

Course date:

2nd Sept 2024 - 26th Jun 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Do you want to develop your accounting and finance skills while gaining industry-grade knowledge alongside a highly appraised and devoted team led by award-winning tutors? (AAT Large Training Provider of the Year 2020 and AAT Tutor of the Year 2019)

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy or finance. The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting is designed to enhance the skills developed from the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting or other accounting and finance backgrounds, enabling students to maximize opportunities in their current or new employment.

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks. Students will look at and become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications and will gain competencies in drafting financial statements for limited companies, recommending accounting systems strategies and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports. Students will also learn about specialist areas such as tax, credit and debit management and cash and financial management. Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications, including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication. The qualification offers a broader focus across several subject areas which enhances employability. Our AAT courses run in several different formats to meet the needs of our learners. This flexible course is delivered via our Bespoke Blended programme and combines Live online learning with on-campus examinations at either Abingdon or Witney.

Our Bespoke Blended programme allows students from across Oxfordshire and surrounding areas to join our Level 4 Diploma with no area or travel restrictions. Students will Join our award-winning tutor Karen Walker from 18:00-21:00 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for engaging and interactive live online lessons via the college’s Teams platform. Students will still receive the same exceptional standard of teaching and support on the Bespoke Blended programme and will sit examinations at the campus of their choice (Abingdon or Witney).

Students can expect to spend a further 8-10 hours per week outside of college in order to complete the requirements of the programme.

Course units
This qualification comprises three mandatory units and two specialist units: The mandatory units are: • Applied Management Accounting • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements • Internal Accounting Systems and ControlsThe specialist units are: • Personal Tax • Credit and Debt Management
What next?
Once qualified, and having met AAT’s criteria, students can apply for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name.

However, the primary and most important outcome of the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include:

• Professional Accounting Technician

• Assistant Auditor

• Assistant Management Accountant

• Commercial Analyst

• Payroll Manager

• Senior Bookkeeper

• Senior Financial Officer

• Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor

• Assistant Financial Accountant

• Cost Accountant

• Fixed Asset Accountant

• Indirect Tax Manager

• Payments and Billing Manager

• Senior Fund Accountant

• Senior Insolvency Administrator

• Tax Supervisor

• VAT Accountant

Entry criteria
This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
Fee information
Home/EU Tuition fee TBA. Please see college website for up-to-date information on fees www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk International Tuition fees are considerably more.Extra Costs:Textbooks are required to support students’ study within each unit. The total cost is approximately £140 which is paid directly to the supplier by the student. Information on this is given at the time of enrolment.AAT registration is required to be paid after enrolment to enable students to sit the examinations and access AAT resources. This is a one off fee for access to the L4 qualification for its lifetime, typically four to five years priced at £240The exam fees for a first sitting are included in the tuition fee. However, resits will incur an additional cost.(All prices are correct at the time of printing).There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Financial Support page - search ""Fees and Financial Support"" at the top of the page.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £2,573.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £2,573.00

Qualifications received
AAT Q2022: Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting
Learning & method assessment
Students must successfully achieve the three mandatory unit assessments and two specialist unit assessments to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by externally marked assessment is 100%. All assessments in this qualification are computer-based.
User skills
By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers, including:

• drafting financial statements for limited companies

• having the knowledge and skills to use complex management accounting techniques

• the ability to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls

• having knowledge and skills in specialist accountancy and finance subjects