AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)


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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

AAT ApprovedThe AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is a perfect progression if you’ve already completed AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, or you’re at a more advanced stage in your career and want a qualification to give you the confidence and proof that you have the skills to do the job. The skills necessary for a ‘finance team leader’ role: complex management accounting tasks; general management skills; drafting financial statements; specialisation in specific subject areas.

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Home Study Course £905 (Monday - Friday delivery £17 postage and packaging)

This level covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control with the optional units.

Once you've achieved this level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Accounting Qualification. With evidence of one year’s past relevant work experience, you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

 

Optional Units:- Choose any two from the following four units:

  • Business Tax BSTX
  • Personal Tax PLTX
  • Credit Management CDMT
  • External Auditing ETAU
  • Cash and Treasury Management CTRM

If you choose one of the tax units then it is advisable but not essential to choose the other tax unit.

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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control with the optional units.

Once you’ve achieved this level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Accounting Qualification. With evidence of one year’s past relevant work experience, you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

 

Financial Statements of Limited Companies
(FSLC)
Computer based test To develop students’ knowledge so that they are able to understand the regulatory and conceptual frameworks which underpin the preparation of limited company financial statements. To develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they able to understand and apply International Financial Reporting Standards and relevant legislation in the drafting of financial statements of single limited companies and consolidated financial statements to develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they are able to analyse and interpret the financial statements of limited companies using ratio analysis.
Management Accounting: Budgeting
(MABU)
Computer based test Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure. Prepare budgets.Assess the impact of internal and external factors on budgets. Use budgetary control to improve organisational performance. Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format.
Management Accounting: Decision and Control
(MDCL)
Computer based test Collate and analyse cost information from various sources. Be able to use standard costing to analyse performance. Be able to use appropriate techniques to measure performance and manage costs. Make suggestions for improving financial performance by monitoring and analysing information. Prepare performance reports for management
Accounting Systems and Controls
(ASYC)
Computer based test Understand the role of accounting within the organisation. Understand the importance and use of internal control systems. Evaluate the accounting system and identify areas for improvement. Conduct an ethical evaluation of the accounting systems. Conduct a sustainability evaluation of the accounting system. Make recommendations to improve the accounting system.
Synoptic Assessment
(PDSY)
Computer based test The PDSY synoptic professional level assessment forms part of the Professional Diploma in Accounting.  It is designed to enable students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the mandatory units of the qualification in an integrated way. The assessment uses pre-release material which is available to students in the Study support search section of the AAT website.  The material includes a brief description of the business, recent published results, accountancy systems, staffing information and business procedures and processes.  It is important that you familiarise yourself with the material before sitting the assessment.  This assessment is challenging and will focus heavily on the extended writing tasks which require the knowledge and skills to analysis, evaluate, justify and make recommendations in a professional format to allow management to make informed decisions to meet statutory requirements.

 

Optional units – you will be required to choose 2 from the following:

Cash and Treasury Management
(CTRM)
Computer based test Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of income and expenditure. Prepare cash budgets. Use cash budgets to monitor cash flow within the organisation. Manage cash balances effectively. Raise finance in accordance with organisational requirements. Invest surplus funds observing organisational policies.
Credit Management
(CDMT)
Computer based test Understand relevant legislation that impacts upon credit management. Use information from a variety of sources to grant credit to customers within organisational guidelines. Use a range of techniques for the collection of debts. Monitor and control the supply of credit.
Personal Tax
(PLTX)
Computer based test Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and procedures relating to personal tax. Understand the current taxation principles of income from employment, investment income, property income and capital gains tax. Calculate income from all sources and apply relevant allowances, deductions and reliefs to prepare accurate income tax computations. Calculate the income tax liability of an individual. Calculate the capital gains tax liability of an individual. Prepare accurate computations and complete sections of relevant tax returns.
Business Tax
(BSTX)
Computer based test Understand the impact of legislation and legislative changes. Understand tax law and its implications for unincorporated businesses. Understand tax law and its implications for incorporated businesses. Understand how to treat capital assets and prepare the relevant pages of a tax return for an unincorporated business and accurately produce the computations to support this. Correctly complete corporation tax returns with all supporting computations for incorporated businesses.
External Auditing
(ETAU)
Computer based test In the External Auditing unit students develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements relating to external audit engagements and how the external audit process meets those requirements. Students should demonstrate a knowledge of the concept of assurance, internal controls within accounting systems, the different types of audit evidence and the use of interview and listening skills. Students should understand the role of materiality and risk assessment in the external audit process.

AAT Study MaterialsWith Premier Training students have their own award-winning online personal Premier Training Account (MyPTA). Each student is provided with their personal login username and password upon enrolment and can start studying within an hour of enrolling!

Everything a student needs to study the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is right at their fingertips such as:

  • Experienced and qualified personal tutors with instant and direct access during opening times – you can contact your tutor as much and as often as you like for support and guidance.
  • Personal course advisor for extra guidance and support with the administration aspect of your course.
  • All the study manuals specifically covering the syllabus of the AAT qualification you’re studying  (both online and hard copies delivered to your home)
  • Workbooks for selected units with varied practice activities for revision and exam success
  • Wise Guides to reinforce your learning and to help you prepare for the online assessment concentrating on the specific areas of difficulty (for selected units on AAT Foundation and Advanced only)
  • Three online assignments and one practice assessment per unit, all promptly marked personally by our tutors with comprehensive tutor feedback provided via email within 2 working days
  • Extra interactive online tests for each chapter of your study manuals
  • Supplementary questions written by the tutor if required for extra revision
  • How to Guide with clear and concise step by step instructions to guide you through each step of the way throughout your course
  • Personal timetable to structure your whole coursework for you keeping you motivated and on track so you simply follow the order of the dates
  • Premflix – our very own on-demand tv channel dedicated to video tutorials and webinars by our tutors that can be watched as much as you like

 

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) – Study Materials

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Assignments
Assignments for the AAT courses are completed online via the Premier Training website and marked promptly with comprehensive tutor feedback.  This is to enable students to develop the skills required for computer based assessments and you will need reliable Internet access. You will receive a welcome pack that contains your login details and instructions on how to access each individual online assessment.

 

PremflixPremflix
Introducing ‘Premflix’ which is an internet streaming, catch-up, media channel with an ever-expanding library of exclusive content for students. The service is accessible on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, and smart televisions.

Learning is broken into channels for each unit and level – there are less formal channels with quizzes in the style of catchphrases and countdown conundrums to mimic real. TV programmes (please see additional examples)

Videos are subtitled for accessibility for the inclusion of all learner needs; additionally, videos are presented in ways to meet different learning styles. Some videos require the learner to download help sheets and work along with the tutor on tasks making them an interactive experience.

Click here to view and try a demonstration

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About Tutor Support

  • All of our tutors are qualified in accounting with both vocational and extensive teaching experience.
  • Tutors are efficient, patient and friendly and you can call as many times as you need to.
  • You have instant and direct access to your personal tutor and course advisor via telephone and email.
  • Assignments are marked by a tutor and not a computer and are returned promptly.
  • We have personal course advisors, many of whom have completed or are currently studying AAT courses and who have hands-on experience of balancing studies with work and family commitments.
  • We have in-house IT specialists to help students who are experiencing technical difficulties.

 

You will be allocated a personal AAT tutor who will guide you throughout the course.

We have a team of tutors who are here to help and if you personal tutor is not available they will be happy to help and keep the marking turnaround prompt. They are qualified, experienced, patient and effective communicators so you will find that you will build a good student/teacher relationship with them all.

 

When studying with us you will find the staff friendly and helpful with a great support network for students. You will receive constructive feedback, guidance and support. You will also receive a personal timetable to follow which structures your whole coursework for you which can be flexible to suit your pace of study.

You are also provided with a personal course advisor who has great knowledge of the  AAT qualified who can offer advice on how to manage your AAT course studies along with work, family and other commitments.

Our tutors are very accessible! The office is open at the following times:

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Assessment and ExaminationsAssessment and Examinations

AAT will assess your knowledge and understanding of the skills you’ve developed by a series of computer based assessments (CBA). You can take the CBA’s as and when you are ready, as soon as you are fully prepared.

Computer Based Assessment (CBA):

Computer based tests (CBT) are online assessment that you will take at an AAT approved assessment centre and for most units the Level 2 and 3 results are available as soon as you have completed the test and should be provided by the invigilator/exams officer. Level 4 results are available within six weeks of the assessment date.

There are two optional ways to complete units:

Recognition of prior learning (RPL), where we take into account your previous study. This is available for all units. Workplace evidence (WPE) is only accepted for a limited number of units where specified.

How to book your CBT:

  • Complete the practice assessment to a good standard
  • Make sure you feel confident and prepared to sit the exam
  • You will have a personal online MyAAT account and access to an assessment centre search facility. Using your post code you will be provided with a list of centres nearest to your home
  • Simply contact the assessment centre and book your assessment time and day
  • At this point you will need to pay the assessment fee to the centre
  • The assessment centre will confirm the time and day via post or email
  • Turn up on the day, take and pass the assessment and receive your results the same day.

In the event you fail your assessment you will be able to pay and re-book the assessment three full working days after. Premier Training will continue to support you at no further cost.

AAT Price Match


Price Match
Find another training provider that offers AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting with personal tutor support, an equal amount of tutor marked assignments and practice assessments with e-learning resources and we will match their price!

Course Fees
Level 4 Diploma in Accounting £905
Postage & Packaging (Monday to Friday Delivery) £17
Postage & Packaging (Saturday Delivery) £25
Postage & Packaging (per level) Overseas £49

*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is an estimate and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed.

The AAT course fee and P&P can be paid by four equal monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (UK students only).

 

Price Match
Find another training provider that offers personal tutor support, an equal amount of tutor marked assignments and practice assessments with e-learning resources and we will match their price!

 

Additional fees to remember

Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:

AAT Admission Fee £43  
AAT Annual Subscription £92  
Examination fees*:
Level 4 Diploma Fees vary between approximately £65-£85 per exam
 
*Exam fees vary depending on the exam centre.

Enrolment
You can enrol regardless of academic background, nationality, age, location, gender, religion or occupation; and with the determination to succeed you will gain a qualification which is very recognised by employers.

There are several ways to enrol with Premier Training on your chosen AAT course. Simply choose the way that is most convenient to you. Remember our late nights are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, till 8.00pm. If you enrol Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive all your course material the very next day (including Saturday!).

 

By phone: Simply telephone 01469 515444. The easiest and quickest way to enrol is over the phone using a credit/debit card. This will only take a few minutes and the course advisor will complete the enrolment form for you. 
Email: info@premiertraining.co.uk
Online: To enrol online just click on the link below and the link will take you to where you can complete an online enrolment form and pay securely using a credit or debit card, via our secure server.  <Click here to enrol>
By invoice: If fees are payable by a third party, e.g. an employer,  Please click here to complete an online enrolment form

Please note this does require both student and employer signatures and is a live document so both must be present when completing the form. It must be completed in one session as data will not save for continuation at another time.

 

Should you have any queries about enrolling on your chosen course, please do not hesitate to contact us first for advice.

Did you know it’s easier to enrol over the phone? The course advisor team will complete the enrolment quickly and efficiently. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions or request an alternative instalment plan. All you need to do is call: 01469 515444 and we can get you started straight away.

If your employer is paying for the course simply download and complete this enrolment form and ask your employer to sign section 3. The form can either be faxed to Premier Training on 01469 572349 or scanned and email to:  info@premiertraining.co.uk *Please note you do not need to complete your enrolment online if your employer is paying for the course.

If we receive the enrolment form Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive your study books the very next day (including Saturdays!).

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Home Study Course £905 (Monday - Friday delivery £17 postage and packaging)

This level covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control with the optional units.

Once you've achieved this level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Accounting Qualification. With evidence of one year’s past relevant work experience, you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

 

Optional Units:- Choose any two from the following four units:

  • Business Tax BSTX
  • Personal Tax PLTX
  • Credit Management CDMT
  • External Auditing ETAU
  • Cash and Treasury Management CTRM

If you choose one of the tax units then it is advisable but not essential to choose the other tax unit.

Course Options
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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Home Study Course £905 (Saturday Delivery £25 postage and packaging)

This level covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control with the optional units.

Once you've achieved this level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Accounting Qualification. With evidence of one year’s past relevant work experience, you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

 

Optional Units:- Choose any two from the following four units:

  • Business Tax BSTX
  • Personal Tax PLTX
  • Credit Management CDMT
  • External Auditing ETAU
  • Cash and Treasury Management CTRM

If you choose one of the tax units then it is advisable but not essential to choose the other tax unit.

Course Options
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