AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (SCQF8)

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy and or finance.The purpose of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is to enhance the skills developed from the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, enabling students to maximise opportunities in their current or new employment. By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers,

Our Accounts qualifications are delivered using a blended learning approach. This involves workshops and online learning. Students in remote areas will be able to Skype into our workshops ensuring access for all.

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What will I learn?

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options (420 guided learning hours in total).

The mandatory units are:

• Management Accounting: Budgeting

• Management Accounting: Decision and Control

• Financial Statements of Limited Companies

• Accounting Systems and Controls.

The optional units are:

• Business Tax

• Personal Tax

• External Auditing

• Cash and Treasury Management

• Credit Management.

How will I study?

There are 5 units in this qualification. Each one will follow the same pattern:

  1. Attend a workshop or Skype in remotely
  2. You will be given a workbook to help you prepare for assessment. You will also have online access to a range of resources and to your accounts tutor.
  3. Your tutor will prepare you for a mock assessment (at our premises or remotely)
  4. You will attend a formal assessment at an AAT Assessment Centre*

*costs include assessments at our Invergordon Training Suite. Should you require a different location there may be a small admin charge.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential to:
 study AAT qualifications
 sit AAT assessments
 access AAT resources that support successful study and career progression.
AAT student membership fees are charged annually, and a one-off admission fee applies. Registering early will avoid delays in assessment. The cost is £131 for membership and admission fee. This is in addition to the cost of the Qualification.

The cost of this qualification is £2000. This includes membership and administration fees. The only additional charges would be for purchasing books.

However, if you live in Scotland you can get funding towards this qualification. If you live in Scotland and work part time or full time you will only pay the following:

16-19 Years – Qualification is fully funded. Your employer will pay £131 for registration and member ship fees. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

20-24 Years – The qualification is part funded. Skills Development Scotland will pay £1550 towards your qualification. Your employer will be expected to pay £400 towards registration, membership fees and training. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

25 Years & Over – The qualification is part funded. Skills Development Scotland will pay £500 towards your qualification. Your employer will be expected to pay £1,500 towards registration, membership fees and training. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

Book a Place with Funding

If you think you are eligible for a funded or part-funded place please click the button below. Once we have your telephone and email address, we will call to discuss this with you.

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (SCQF6) introduces more complex accounting tasks, like maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It’s perfect if you’ve completed the foundation qualification, or you’re already at a more advanced level and you’re looking to develop your accounting skills.

Our Accounts qualifications are delivered using a blended learning approach. This involves workshops and online learning. Students in remote areas will be able to Skype into our workshops ensuring access for all.

Next Intake: 14th December, 2016

What will I learn?

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options (420 guided learning hours in total).

The mandatory units are:

• Management Accounting: Budgeting

• Management Accounting: Decision and Control

• Financial Statements of Limited Companies

• Accounting Systems and Controls.

The optional units are:

• Business Tax

• Personal Tax

• External Auditing

• Cash and Treasury Management

• Credit Management.

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
2. Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
3. Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
4. Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the need to act ethically
2. Understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants
3. Recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role
4. Identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and structure appropriate spreadsheets to meet customer needs
2. Use spreadsheet software to record, format and organise data
3. Use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data
4. Use software tools to verify accuracy and protect data
5. Use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information

How will I study?

There are 5 units in this qualification. Each one will follow the same pattern:

  1. Attend a workshop or Skype in remotely
  2. You will be given a workbook to help you prepare for assessment. You will also have online access to a range of resources and to your accounts tutor.
  3. Your tutor will prepare you for a mock assessment (at our premises or remotely)
  4. You will attend a formal assessment at an AAT Assessment Centre*

*costs include assessments at our Invergordon Training Suite. Should you require a different location there may be a small admin charge.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential to:
 study AAT qualifications
 sit AAT assessments
 access AAT resources that support successful study and career progression.
AAT student membership fees are charged annually, and a one-off admission fee applies. Registering early will avoid delays in assessment. The cost is £131 for membership and admission fee. This is in addition to the cost of the Qualification.

The cost of this qualification is £2000. This includes membership and administration fees. The only additional charges would be for purchasing books.

However, if you live in Scotland you can get funding towards this qualification. If you live in Scotland and work part time or full time you will only pay the following:

16-19 Years – Qualification is fully funded. Your employer will pay £131 for registration and member ship fees. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

20-24 Years – The qualification is part funded. Skills Development Scotland will pay £1550 towards your qualification. Your employer will be expected to pay £400 towards registration, membership fees and training. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

25 Years & Over – The qualification is part funded. Skills Development Scotland will pay £500 towards your qualification. Your employer will be expected to pay £1,500 towards registration, membership fees and training. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

Book a Place with Funding

If you think you are eligible for a funded or part-funded place please click the button below. Once we have your telephone and email address, we will call to discuss this with you.