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AAT Professional Diploma inAccounting (Level 4)

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£60/month interest-free

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12 months

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£79

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£799

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Average completion time8 months

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Additional feesAAT Registration & Annual Student Membership, AAT Exams, Exam Centre Admin

  • Ideal if you have significant practical accounting education & experience
  • Leads to senior roles such as Finance Officer & starting your own practice
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online AAT classrooms & personal AAT tutor
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot review from 3000+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Increase your salary: 77% of students say studying AAT increased their earning potential

Fast-track Chartered status: join the fast-track with CPA Ireland

Enhance your credibility: achieve professional MAAT/FMAAT status with the right experience

Entry requirements

You should be over 19 and be competent in everything covered by the Foundation Certificate and Advanced Diploma, including double-entry bookkeeping.

Few students begin AAT at Professional level without doing Foundation/Advanced or a similar practical accounting qualification first.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

If you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, AAT might not accept you as a member making you unable to sit your exams. Please contact AAT directly for more advice.

 

Course content

Your course is fully online. You'll study all 4 core units, plus your choice of 2 optional units. 

Core units

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

Optional units

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

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our AAT course guide.

Please note that where this course discusses legislation, this will be based largely on UK law.

 

Assessments

You’ll sit 6 in-person exams at an AAT exam centre. Find an exam centre near you.

You’ll also complete online mock tests throughout your course to ensure you’re well-prepared for your exams.

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  • Ask questions in real time in our live online AAT classrooms
  • Contact your AAT tutors anytime online or by phone
  • Specialist tutors for each unit to ensure you’re learning from top experts in each area
  • Get study help and advice from our friendly student services advisors

FAQs

Yes! We’re an award-winning AAT centre, and we’ve been pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We help thousands of students across Ireland and 90+ countries to achieve their career goals each year.

And we’re the most trusted online AAT provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent reviews.

If you’re not sure which level to choose, we recommend the AAT Skillcheck. It’s a 30-minute multiple choice test that will suggest the right level for you based on your accounting knowledge.

The Foundation Certificate is perfect if you have no accounting experience or if you haven’t mastered essential skills like double-entry bookkeeping. Most students start at Foundation level, even if they have some accounting experience.

The Advanced Diploma is for you if you have significant practical accounting experience and a firm grasp of all the topics covered at Foundation level.

The Professional Diploma could be ideal if you understand everything covered at Foundation and Advanced level and are fully competent in double-entry bookkeeping. Students rarely enrol directly onto the Professional Diploma without completing Foundation/Advanced or a similar practical accounting qualification first.

If you plan on completing multiple levels, you can save money and transition smoothly by studying our Foundation & Advanced or Advanced & Professional combined courses.

Our AAT course guides include a detailed breakdown of the topics covered on each course.

As the most advanced AAT qualification, the Professional Diploma allows you to join a fast-track route with CPA Ireland.

Your qualification can lead to a wide variety of senior roles, including:

  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or study schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online AAT classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by AAT experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • AAT student forums so you can connect and share advice with other students
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You’ll be assessed through six computer-based AAT exams sat at your local AAT centre.

Find an exam centre near you using the venue finder tool.

Please note that your AAT exam fees and other fees aren’t included in the course cost.

If your course is being funded by your employer, let us know and we can bundle your fees into one all-inclusive package.

If not, we can include AAT's Registration and Student Membership fees in your interest-free payment plan, but you'll pay your AAT exam and exam centre fees directly to AAT and your exam centre.

Get in touch with our AAT Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience and skills to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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