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Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Enhanced Package)

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Are you interested in studying online AAT accounting courses or considering studying an accounting degree? Our AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification enables you to expand and establish your knowledge in accounting and upon completion of this online AAT course, you will be a fully qualified accountant. You will learn vital skills that are required when working as a finance professional, including managing budgets, making decisions and controlling accounts.

With a current pass rate of 93% coupled with our award-winning online learning platform and outstanding learner support from qualified Tutors and dedicated Advisors, there is no better learning provider to study an AAT course with.

INTRODUCTION TO AAT


AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the world’s leading professional body for accounting with over 130,000 members worldwide. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for, plus they are the perfect starting point for a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

Taking an internationally recognised online AAT distance learning course with us could help you earn up to 58% more than those without the qualification, and all of our qualifications are mapped to the AQ2016 specification ensuring you are fully up to speed with all the key and current accounting principles. Coupled with The Skills Network’s award-winning online learning resources and outstanding learner support, your career in accounting starts here!

PACKAGES


STANDARD PACKAGE: ENHANCED PACKAGE:
DIRECT DEBIT PLANS
Deposit: £79 Deposit: £195
Monthly payments: £59.25 Monthly payments: £103.23
Payment duration: 12 months Payment duration: 17 months
FULL COST
£790 £1950

What's included?


Key Feature Standard package: £790 Enhanced package: £1950
Fully online learning
Award winning learner management system (LMS)
0% interest flexible direct debit schemes
Learn from anywhere, any time
One to one Tutor support
Immediate start
Your own Learner Services Advisor to help with anything you need
Access to practice questions and mock assessments
Exam fees included
Exam booking service
AAT registration and membership
Formal certificate of achievement
Access to MyAAT - benefits include Totum card (NUS), career guidance, networking opportunities and more

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The course is split into 10 units, with unit 10 being an additional revision unit for the synoptic assessment. Units 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 are mandatory units and you will then pick two specialist units from a selection of the remaining five:

Unit 1: Management accounting: budgeting

In this unit, you will learn how to prepare forecasts of income and expenditure, how to prepare budgets and report budgetary information to management and learn about the different ways you can demonstrate how budgeting can improve organisational performance.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 2: Management accounting: decision and control

This unit covers the skills and techniques used in accounting when making decisions and managing accounts. You will learn how to analyse costing techniques, calculate standard costing, analyse business information and evaluate a range of cost management techniques.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 3: Financial statements of limited companies

In this unit, you will explore key aspects of financial statements, such as the reporting frameworks and ethical principles that underpin financial reporting and the key features of a published set of financial statements. You will also learn how to draft statutory financial statements for a limited company and consolidated financial statements.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 4: Business tax

In this unit you will learn how to complete tax returns for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships. Once you have completed this unit, you will be able to provide advice on the UK’s tax regime and advise business clients on tax reliefs, as well as prepare tax computations for sales.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 5: Personal tax

This unit looks at how to analyse the theories, principles and rules that underpin taxation systems, how to calculate a UK taxpayer’s total income, national insurance and income tax. You will also look at the basics of inheritance tax within this unit.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 6: External auditing

In this unit you will look at how to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing and the importance of professional ethics. You will learn how to evaluate the audit entity’s system of internal control and audit procedures. This unit also covers key aspects of the planning process and audit procedures.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 7: Cash and treasury management

This unit covers the use of statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of cash receipts and payments, and the preparation of cash budgets. You will learn how to evaluate the principles of cash management and the different ways of investing surplus funds within organisational policies.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 8: Credit management

Completing this unit will enable you to analyse relevant legislation and contract law, critically analyse information from a variety of sources, evaluate a range of techniques to collect debts and critically evaluate credit control alongside organisational policies and procedures.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 9: Accounting systems and controls (synoptic unit)

In this unit you will explore the role and responsibilities of the accounting function in an organisation. You will learn how to evaluate internal control systems and an organisation’s accounting system. After completing this unit, you will be able to analyse recommendations made to improve an organisation’s accounting system.

Once you have completed this unit and Unit 10, you will be ready to sit your synoptic exam.

Unit 10: Synoptic assessment preparation

This is an additional bonus unit that has been created to prepare you for the synoptic examination. You will recap all the key points you learnt about in units 1, 2 and 3. This allows you to revise appropriately for the synoptic examination until you feel fully prepared.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to over 500 practice questions
  • Work saves automatically to ensure it's never lost
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • One to one Tutor support available 7 days a week via phone, email or online
  • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course
  • Boost your earning potential
  • 0% interest flexible direct debit plans with no credit checks needed
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 4 qualification
  • Free mock exams marked by a qualified Tutor
  • Award-winning online AAT courses
  • Gain a qualification that is sought after by employers
  • Perfect for school and college leavers looking to develop a career path
  • Perfect for short-term opportunities as well as long-term
  • Go on to become a chartered and certified accountant
  • All inclusive option available - exams, resources, AAT registration and membership, certificates and more included (Enhanced package only)
  • Exam booking service (Enhanced package only)
  • Gain access to MyAAT (Enhanced package only), giving you further benefits including:
    • NUS Extra Card
    • Interactive career guidance
    • Networking opportunities
    • Access to the AAT social community
    • *Membership for one year only.

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

Accountant – up to £35,000

Senior Accountant – up to £43,000

Once you have completed this qualification, you could progress on to an accounting degree, or the following:


Full cost Direct debit
£1950 Initial payment of £195, 17 monthly payments of £103.23

Key Information

Full Cost Price £1950.00
Course Length 78 weeks
Awarding Body AAT
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment

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