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Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (AAT)

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1 Year + 1 Term
  3. Type of CoursePart Time Evening
  4. Week Commencing02-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£2573

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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:
  • Credit Management
  • Cash and Treasury Management.

    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 at a minimum of a Merit, 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. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      James Marshall-Loughran

      I chose Accountancy as I want a career in finance and I thought this would be a good place to start. The units I’m covering at the moment are book-keeping transactions which is to do with the general ledger and where things get recorded. I’ve most enjoyed elements of costing for goods and services which we did last term. Theresa is ...