AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

L4 Level 4
Part Time
7 September 2020 — 11 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting course is perfect for those individuals keen to enhance their knowledge and understanding of accounting. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this programme will help students become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications, and gain competencies in:

  • Drafting financial statements for limited companies
  • Recommending accounting systems and strategies
  • Constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports

What you will study

Studying in the colleges dedicated classrooms and facilities, this programme covers a high level of accounting and finance topics/tasks, and learners will gain knowledge and understanding of specialist areas such as tax, auditing, credit management and cash and treasury management.

This qualification comprises of four mandatory and two specialist units, from a choice of five options (420 guided learning hours in total). The mandatory units are as follows:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control 
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies 
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

The optional units are as follows and run according to demand:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

Please note that not all options may be available.

Learners must successfully complete the three mandatory unit assessments and one synoptic assessment, plus unit assessments for two optional units to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this course assessed by external assessment is 100%.

Please note that not all options may be available.

All assessments in this qualification are:

  • Set and marked by AAT (with the exception of RPL, which is marked by the training provider)
  • Computer based
  • Time limited
  • Scheduled by training providers or assessment venues
  • Take place at approved centres and venues under controlled conditions

Unit and synoptic assessments are not awarded grades individually, but the marks achieved in all assessments contribute to the student’s overall grade for the qualification.

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £270.00

Course Fee: £1,125.00

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AAT Level 3.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

11 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

6 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting


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When I came back into education I knew this was the place to go. Moodle is great and there’s a lot of content on there, any questions we have the tutors are very quick in responding.

Breeze Thompson
AAT Accounting Student
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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE