AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting AQ2016

Credit Level: 4 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 2 years part time

Become a qualified Accounting Technician

Your Programme

About the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting AQ2016 programme

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting, and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy and/or finance. The purpose of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is to enhance the skills developed from the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3), enabling students to maximise opportunities in their current or new employment.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements

Learners must hold the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) with a merit, and have GCSE English and Maths Grades A-C.

Non Standard Entry Requirements

Applicants with extensive experience of working in an accounting role (3 years or more), but with no current level 3 qualification may complete an entry skills and knowledge assessment.

All applicants must attend an application interview before enrolling onto the Professional Diploma in Accounting.

What you will learn

There are 4 mandatory units and 5 optional units – from which 2 should be chosen for study.

The course runs over two academic years, with Mandatory Units studied in one year and Optional Units studied in the other.

The Mandatory Units are:

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

The Optional Units are:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

This course is delivered onsite at Grimsby Institute in the classroom for 4 hours a week, with the option of studying either 1 day a week or 2 evenings – please note days could change from Year 1 to Year 2.  If it is deemed necessary, the course may run with live online sessions instead of onsite sessions.

What next?

By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers. Further study with the chartered accounting professional bodies is possible.