Accounting and Business

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - Part Time - Jan start
Course Title
AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - Part Time - Jan start
Course Code
Mode of Study
Part Time
AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4
Number of Weeks
Entry Requirements
AAT level 3 and ideally in accountancy employment.
Leads on to
Employment, University, ACCA, CIMA.
Additional Information
In addition to the course fee there is an AAT membership fee of approximately £88. Books, costing approximately £110. If a resit exam is necessary you will also need to pay for this which will cost approximately £50 per resit. Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and with work experience will qualify for full AAT membership. The AAT qualification gives exemptions towards other UK chartered and certified accountancy qualifications, such as ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) course is a professional accounting qualification offering practical and relevant skills in accounting. This qualification will equip you with the knowledge and ability to fulfil a range of accountancy roles. Units covered; Management Accounting: Budgeting – this unit is about the use of budgeting for planning, coordinating and authorising the activities of an organisation, and for controlling costs. Students will develop skills that include management accounting, statistical analysis, written communication and variance analysis. Management Accounting: Decision and Control – this unit will cover standard costing, creating budgetary reports, control reports and standard costing control reports, and prepare key performance indicators and workings to aid management decision-making. Students will need to understand concepts such as cost behaviour, cost analysis and contribution theory. Financial Statements of Limited Companies – this unit is concerned with the drafting, analysis and interpretation of financial statements of limited companies. It builds on previous studies, where students are familiar with double entry bookkeeping and drafting financial statements of unincorporated organisations. Accounting Systems and Controls – this unit will enable the student to understand the role of the accounting function in an organisation and the importance of internal controls in minimising the risk of loss. Students will undertake an evaluation of an accounting system to identify weaknesses and assess the impact of those weaknesses on the operation of the organisation. Personal tax – this unit is about the key aspects of taxation that affect UK taxpayers. Income tax, National Insurance, capital gains tax and inheritance tax are covered. Students will explore 3 core areas of income tax liability: employment income, income from investments and income from property. National Insurance as applicable to employment incom