AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

The AAT Level 4 diploma offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and finance. It aims to enhance the skills developed from the AAT Advanced Diploma. We also offer this diploma as part of the Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician apprenticeship.

This qualification offers a flexible way to study, students can attend classroom sessions at our Melton facility or study distance/online using our online learning software. The diploma is a stepping stone for students to take into employment, further education or training; AAT qualifications benefit from being globally recognised and they are valued by leading employers.

This diploma comprises of four mandatory units, and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options:


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


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

This qualification will typically take 12 months to complete, but can take as little as 9 months using our distance learning route.

On completion, students automatically become AAT Affiliate Members, and with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership allowing them to use the designatory letters “MAAT” after their name. Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

Professional accounting technician
Payroll manager
Senior financial officer
Assistant financial/management accountant
VAT accountant
Senior insolvency administrator

Depending on eligibility, it may be possible to obtain an Advanced Learner Loan to help cover the cost of tuition on this programme. The maximum loan amount available for this diploma is £2573. For more information on Advanced Learner Loans, please get in touch.