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Level 4 Professional Diploma Accounting

Subject Area

Accountancy

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

What is the course about?

The AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting course is the final level of the AAT Technician qualification. As with the other levels, the course aims to provide you with the relevant and practical skills necessary to gain employment in a range of accounting and finance jobs.

Gaining an AAT qualification opens a world of possibilities. Accounting technicians can be found in all sectors of the economy, from industry to public services, from commerce to accountancy practices. Accounting technicians can be found at different levels too, from accounts clerks to financial controllers. In smaller organisations, accounting technicians may be the only fully trained and qualified accountancy staff.

Why should I choose the course?

This course will enable you to progress on to a higher level of study or enter employment. Expanding on your existing skills and knowledge, this course will ensure you are fully prepared to enter this thriving sector.

What will I learn?

You will develop the skills necessary to prepare final accounts for limited companies, along with management accounting skills relating to budgeting and performance evaluation.

This course contains the following compulsory units:

  • Financial statements of limited companies
  • Management accounting: budgeting
  • Management accounting: decision and control
  • Accounting systems and controls.

You will also complete two of the following optional units:

  • Credit management
  • Cash and treasury management
  • Personal tax business
  • Tax external auditing.

You will be assessed on each unit to ensure that you can demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding required to meet the learning outcomes and objectives. Assessments will take the form of a formal computer-based exam for each unit.

In addition, you will also complete a distance learning course: - Digital Skills for Work Certificate Level 2. This is free of charge and will enhance and support achieving your qualification.

What will the course lead on to?

Successful completion of this course allows progression on to professional accountancy courses such as CIMA or ACCA. The level 4 diploma qualification grants exemptions from the majority of the foundation units on the professional courses. Alternatively, you could choose to go on and study for a degree in an accounting or finance related subject. Previous students have established careers such as professional accounting/tax technician, commercial analyst, payroll manager, senior bookkeeper, senior financial officer, tax investigations officer, personal tax assistant, and business tax assistant.

To qualify as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT), it is necessary to complete AAT Levels 3 and 4 and to have completed three years accounting or financial work experience.

Are there any links with industry and university?

The tutors on the course have excellent links with industry professionals, and students will benefit from these partnerships

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

You would normally have completed the advanced diploma course. If you have several years of accountancy experience at a managerial level, you may be able to proceed directly on to the professional diploma, following a successful interview and completion of both the AAT online skills and an initial assessment.

What are my funding options?

For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email learner.services@wvr.ac.uk

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You will be required to register with the AAT as a student member. You will also be required to purchase relevant textbooks as advised by the course tutors.

Careers Information

Course options

12/09/2022

Duration
56 Weeks
Class Times
18:00 - 21:00
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Mon, Wed
Adult Fee
2,949
16-18 Fee
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Fees Information
This course is FREE if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £17,324.. This course is free for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Subject to terms & conditions.
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