AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) – Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

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Who is the course for?

The AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. The AAT is the UK’s largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting.

What will I study?

This is a practical course where you will develop skills and knowledge in the controlling of costs and improving the performance of operations. You will learn to monitor and analyse costs against trends and standards. Management information will be used to prepare and present management reports. Budgets will be prepared, developed, and presented to management. You will examine how computer spreadsheets can assist management in the developmen…

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Who is the course for?

The AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. The AAT is the UK’s largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting.

What will I study?

This is a practical course where you will develop skills and knowledge in the controlling of costs and improving the performance of operations. You will learn to monitor and analyse costs against trends and standards. Management information will be used to prepare and present management reports. Budgets will be prepared, developed, and presented to management. You will examine how computer spreadsheets can assist management in the development and presentation of information.

Draft limited company accounts and group financial statements will be prepared, in accordance with International Accounting Standards. You will learn to prepare and explain annual cash flow statements for organisations. To develop your research, analysis and presentation skills you will produce a project report (4000 words) showing how improvements in accounting systems can be achieved.

To complete the six learning areas of the course you will choose two options from four available, see modules below:

Modules

The Level 4 Diploma in accounting (AAT) comprises six Learning areas including two optional subjects:

CORE

  • FSTM – Financial statements
  • BDGT - Budgeting
  • FPFM – Financial performance
  • ISYS – Internal control and accounting systems

OPTIONS
– you will choose either PTAX and BTAX or CRDC and CSHM (PTAX – Personal tax, BTAX – Business tax, CRDC – Credit control, CSHM – Cash management). This choice will be made at the commencement of the course.

Assessment Information

The Level 4 in accounting is assessed primarily by Computer Based Assessments and the results are available straight after the test. For certain modules including the ICAS project the AAT allow workplace evidence when appropriate. These modules are marked manually and you’ll normally have the results within six weeks.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be held at the University Centre on the main campus in Blackburn.

Course Entry Criteria

The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (AAT Intermediate) is the normal entry route. Other students may apply with suitable previous qualifications and or experience.

If you have been declared bankrupt or have had an IVA at any time this may affect your eligibility for AAT membership, please contact the AAT for further clarification.

The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

• More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
• 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
• 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
• 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
• Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee’s policy is available on request.

What will I get at the end of the course?

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

What can I do next?

Career options:
Jobs relating to the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting may involve supervision of small teams or other staff. Such positions can be found in accounting practice, local government and business. Students completing AAT Level 4 are recognised as Accounting Technicians and can work at all levels – from Accounts Clerks to Financial Controllers – in all sectors of the economy. They may apply to the Association of Accounting Technicians to be recognised as members of the AAT, denoted by the letters MAAT.

How much does it cost?

Full payment option: The course fee is £1,199.00 (excluding registration and text book fees).

Apprenticeships: Some students may be eligible to undertake the AAT qualification through the funded apprenticeship route. If you need to develop your literacy and numeracy skills, as part of the qualification you can obtain Key Skills in Application of Number (Maths) and Communication & literacy skills (English). You should also be in permanent employment, working at least 16 hrs+ per week and have a qualification no higher than a Level 4 (HNC/HND/Degree) and in a job role relevant to the qualification. If you have grade A-C at GCSE (within the last 5 years) in Maths and English then you may be exempt for some elements of Key Skills.

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