AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma for Accounting Technicians

Overview

  • Adults
  • 6 Hours hours per week

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (QCF) - January

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (QCF) - January Start Evening

Details

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

 

The AAT Membership Scheme and Examination are unit-based.

The course covers the following units:

Mandatory

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)

Will this course give me what I want?

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.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

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.

How will I learn?

You will learn mainly through taught lessons, revison sessions and practice examinations

How will I be assessed?

A combination of computer based online examinations and a written business project.

Equipment and other costs

 You will be expected to purchase a set of textbooks as recommended by your tutor and to become a student member of the AAT

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email customer.services@cwc.ac.uk or come to one of our Open Days.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma for Accounting Technicians

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

University

Could I earn money whilst doing this course, e.g. as an apprentice?

Yes

Is there additional work required by the student?

About 8 to 10 hours per week outside of College time.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Office Admin, Accountancy

Awarding Body

Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

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.

Expected prior knowledge

None 

English level

Level 2 (GCSE at 4-5 (C) or above)

Mathematics level

Level 2 (GCSE at 4-5 (C) or above)

Support

Further Education Fees

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.

How much will my course cost?

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.

19+ Advanced Learning Loan

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.

Fee remission/concessionary rates

Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:

  • Entry to Level 1 courses may be free for 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full Level 2 or above qualification*
  • Entry to Level 1 courses may be free for 24+ year olds who are unemployed or meet low wage criteria
  • Full Level 2 courses may be free for 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full Level 2 or above qualification*
  • Full Level 2 courses may be free or 24+ year olds who are unemployed or meet low wage criteria
  • Full Level 3 courses may be free for 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full L3 or above qualification*. 

For more information on fees and remission click here.

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

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.

Childcare

Financial support to help with childcare

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.

Childcare support for people aged 20+

Financial support towards the cost of nursery, childminder, breakfast clubs and after-school clubs.

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.

General eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 20 and over
  • Considered a home student for fee purposes
  • Fully enrolled on a programme of study funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency  or in receipt of a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan
  • Discussed and had confirmation of funding for childcare support before enrolling

Financial eligibility:

 You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:

  • on a low income / a dependent of someone who is on a low income or in receipt of a means tested benefit e.g. Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, housing benefit etc.

When looking for childcare please be aware:

  • all childcare providers must be OFSTED registered
  • any 2+ or 3+ government funding must be used by the student. Only additional hours needed for study will be funded by the College.
  • childcare will only be paid for days when you are attending College or a mandatory work placement.
  • students on full-time courses will be a priority for childcare funding.
  • childcare places will be subject to a contract between College/student/nursery.
  • childcare payments are made subject to students reaching 85% attendance on a monthly basis.

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 learner.services@cwc.ac.uk 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.