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AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

Course summary
400 hours
Next available date: Start Anytime! Open Enrolment - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

AVADO offer award winning online AAT courses are designed with a single objective:to help you reach your full potential . We support you throughout your AAT journey with the BEST interactive resources, live online classes and Tutor support.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma is the final part of the AAT Qualification and builds on the skills developed from Level 3 focusing on more advanced accounting processes and management accounting techniques to prepare you to hold a senior finance role.

Why study with AVADO:

  • Industry expert Tutors available via phone, email and online
  • Learn as a group and interact in live online classes
  • Award winning Virtual Learning Campus - for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Winner of the Best E-Learning and Distance Learner of the Year, AAT awards 2016
  • 92% pass rates
  • Free Premium access to our Career Guidance Hub
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost

*Book your AAT Accounting or Bookkeeping Qualification and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free. 18 and 24 month interest-free terms are also available on some qualifications. Representative example for AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting: Loan £875.50 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £72.96. The total amount repayable will be £945 which includes a deposit of £69.50. See our website for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.

If you want to find out more about AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting, you can make an information request below and the school will contact you with further information.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Accounting professionals and AAT Level 3 students looking to advance their skills to progress to chartered accountancy

To enrol on this course you must hold an existing AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting or have a recent British or Irish degree in Accounting or Finance. Exceptions can occasionally be made for students with other appropriate Level 3 qualifications who are employed in an accounting role.

Course content

The Level 4 AAT online accounting course is designed to take you from experienced part-qualified status to qualified accounting technician status and advance your career in accounting, giving you the opportunity to branch out into specialist learning areas. Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership (MAAT).

This course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the leading body for the accounting sector in the UK and this qualification is also recognised internationally.

There are 9 units within the AAT Level 4 Diploma. To gain the qualification you must demonstrate competence in 6: there are 4 compulsory units and 2 optional ones from a range of 5.

Compulsory units:

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Budgeting
  3. Financial Performance
  4. Internal Control and Accounting Systems

Optional units, pick 2 out of 5:

  1. Cash Management
  2. Credit Control
  3. Business Tax
  4. Personal Tax
  5. External Auditing


Upon completion of the AAT Advanced course, you will receive internationally recognised Accounting Technician status.

All the vital skills and knowledge you have learnt throughout the AAT Level 4 course will set you up perfectly for a senior finance role. This qualification and expertise will qualify you for roles including Assistant Finance Manager and Accounts Manager.


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W12 0BZ London

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Herman, Bermondsey
Home Learning College was the obvious choice for me when researching AAT providers, due to the quality of support provided and high pass rates. I have since completed AAT Levels 2, 3 and 4 and received excellent support throughout from my personal tutor. I also regularly visited the Virtual Learning Community where I found it helpful to chat to ...
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