AAT Accounting Diploma - Level 4

The AAT Level 4 Accounting Diploma is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the accountancy profession. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is gained through three stages: Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. On completion of the final stage and, provided they have relevant working experience, full membership of the AAT is attained. It is a highly regarded professional qualification and increasingly popular with employers.

As an AAT qualified accounting technician students will have an internationally recognised and respected qualification that shows potential employers they have been trained to a high standard.

The course runs two evenings per week or one full day per week for one year. Continual assessment takes place in class throughout the year in all subject areas and there are external examinations in all subject areas.

The Level 4 Diploma in Accounting is the final level of the AAT Accounting Qualification. This level is suitable for those who have progressed through Level 2 and Level 3, or are at a more advanced stage in their career and looking for a qualification to give them the confidence and proof that they have the skills to do the job.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal control and accounting systems
  • Cash management
  • Credit control

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course students must have either:

  • AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting or
  • Other relevant Level 3 qualification

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Sales/Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Director

What qualification will I gain?

AAT Level 4 Accounting Diploma.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).


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We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:21