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Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (AAT)

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course LengthOne Year And One Term
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week Commencing06-09-2021
  5. Annual Fee£2183

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The Details

At this level you will learn how to prepare published accounts for limited companies. You will study management accounting with a focus on preparing budgets and analysing performance, in addition to producing tax returns for individuals and sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Core modules:

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

    Optional modules:
  • Personal Tax
  • Business Tax.

    This level 4 course is offered as either an afternoon or evening programme.

    Other Important Info

  • Lessons are classroom-based and combine theory with practical work
  • Homework is set each week to be handed in and assessed by your tutor
  • Students are responsible for maintaining membership with the AAT. Membership fees are payable direct to AAT, with fees available at
  • Five of the modules are assessed through computer-based exams (results will take approximately six weeks). There will also be a synoptic assessment that covers all of the core units
  • You will need to purchase your own books. Information and prices can be found on
  • Any re-sits will be charged at the rate set by the AAT at the time

    Future Prospects

    Upon completion of the level 4 programme you can progress onto either ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or ATT. Successful students at level 4 can also upgrade to full membership of the AAT.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need to have successfully completed the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and will need to pass an entry test at interview.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1024 careers interviews in 2019-2020! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

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