The AAT Membership Scheme and Examination are unit-based.
The course covers the following units:
1. Financial Statements of Limited Companies (AQ2016)
2. Management Accounting: Budgeting (AQ2016)
3. Management Accounting: Decision and Control (AQ2016)
4. Professional Diploma Synoptic assessment (AQ2016). The synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment)
Two from five optional units
1. Business Tax (AQ2016)
2. Personal Tax (AQ2016)
3. Credit Management (AQ2016)
4. External Auditing (AQ2016)
5. Cash and Treasury Management (AQ2016)
In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management.
if you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil our work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
Successful completion of the course leads to full membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians. The course also leads to enhanced career prospects and/or accounting qualifications e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.
You will learn mainly through taught lessons, revison sessions and practice examinations
A combination of computer based online examinations and a written business project.
You will be expected to purchase a set of textbooks as recommended by your tutor and to become a student member of the AAT
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma for Accounting Technicians
About 8 to 10 hours per week outside of College time.
Office Admin, Accountancy
Applicants will need to be employed in an accounting environment and have one of the following: Completed QCF Level 3 year 1 or the AAT Diploma Level 3.
Level 2 (GCSE at 4-5 (C) or above)
Level 2 (GCSE at 4-5 (C) or above)
All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2019. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.
The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.
If you are aged 19+ or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.
Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:
For more information on fees and remission click here.
If you are on a low income you may be eligible for financial support towards tuition fees from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund.
For further information click here.
Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn.
Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study. Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.
For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.
If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.
You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.
It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:
All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.Email email@example.com to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.