Accounting L4 Professional Diploma (1)

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About this Course

The Professional Diploma covers financial team leader skills, including drafting financial statements for limited companies and complex management accounting tasks such as managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. This demanding qualification is designed for students who have recently achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (AAT) and who wish to become full Accounting Technicians. Ideally you will also have work experience in the sector. This practical, skills-based qualification will cover statements for limited companies and complex management accounting tasks, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, external auditing and credit control.

Key Units

Core Units

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Control
Specialist Units
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of GCSE grades C/4 or above in both English and Mathematics (or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy)
  • All Level 4 students must also have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting



Where does this Lead

Future Opportunities

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications open up huge opportunities nationally and internationally. The qualifications are recognised throughout the finance world; from small local enterprises to the biggest multinationals, there is a demand for qualified accounting staff. The course offers progression onto AAT full membership, giving students professional recognition, allowing them to use the letters MAAT after their name.

All the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies recognise the AAT accounting qualification and offer AAT members exemptions. Alternatively, AAT Level 4 may gain exemptions on accounting finance related degrees at many UK universities.

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The Sheffield College prides itself on high quality teaching and training, and was named Best Training Provider of the Year (Medium) by AAT in 2015. 

How to Apply
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Extra Costs

AAT membership renewal of approximately £90 is paid directly to AAT.

You will also be expected to buy course books (one per unit) which will total approximately £80. Your tutor will advise you of the cheapest places to buy these at the start of the course. Limited textbooks are also available in the college LRC for short term loans.

Please note that the course fee includes a first attempt at all exams. Any subsequent resits must be paid for by the student (approximately £60 per exam). 

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