Course Details

  • Designed specifically for those who already have an extensive knowledge of accountancy practice and experience in the field, this Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting will advance your skills and abilities even further. Certified and awarded by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), it will demonstrate your expertise in this industry.

    Typically lasting between 12-18 months, you will focus on a range of advanced accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements of limited companies and management accounting through the completion of budgeting and decision & control modules.

    You will explore accounting systems and controls, and also complete two additional optional units, helping you to focus on a specialism of your choice.

  • As this Professional Diploma in Accounting is aimed at staff currently working in finance roles, it delivers advanced units of study and so you will have previously completed a Level 3 AAT qualification, ideally the AAT Advanced Diploma.

  • Over the duration of the course, you will complete a mix of exams and computer-based projects to form your assessment.

  • When you have completed this Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma, and have 18 months’ experience working in the industry, you will be entitled to become a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

    This will open the doors to a whole range of opportunities within the accounting and finance professions, and provide a number of pathways for career progression into the financial world and chartered accountancy. You may also have the chance to further your studies with an Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) Top-up degree.

  • There are a number of funding and finance options to assist with the costs of the tuition fees for this course and any other costs associated with studying at college. These include special grants and bursaries, as well as dedicated loans just for education. You can find out those relevant and available to you on our fees, finance and funding page.


  • Want to find out more about this course? Get in touch via our website, our dedicated Course Enquiries team, or drop into the St Johns campus. We also host interview evenings and open days. See our website for details.

    Our course enquiries team are more than happy to answer any questions you have about this course in particular or about college life in general.