AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Synoptics (Evening - RG - FCR)


17 weeks


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+
Higher Education

This qualification is suited for:

People who have completed the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Those at more advanced stage in their Finance and Accounting career who want to back up their skills with a recognised qualification;

People looking for alternative to university

Employers looking to upskill their staff

This unit aims to enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the role of the accounting function in an organisation and the importance of internal controls in minimising the risk of loss. Students will undertake an evaluation of an accounting system to identify weaknesses and assess the impact of those weaknesses on the operation of the organisation.

Students will then make recommendations to address the weaknesses, having regard for the costs and benefits, the sustainability and the impact of those recommendations on users of the accounting system.

This unit enables students to consolidate and apply the knowledge and understanding that they have gained from the mandatory Professional level units of Financial Statements of Limited Companies, Management Accounting: Budgeting and Management Accounting: Decision and Control to the analysis of an accounting system.

You will learn to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the accounting function within an organisation

2. Evaluate internal control systems

3. Evaluate an organisation’s accounting system and underpinning procedures

4. Analyse recommendations made to improve an organisation’s accounting system

You will complete online assessments.

You'll need to have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting at Level 3 to study on this programme.

Tutors are qualified accountants with years of experience in industry and in delivering AAT qualification courses.

Work experience can help develop your skills and improve your job prospects for the future. We'll support students looking for placements.

Successful completion of the full AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting gives you options!

You can move into employment in fields such as Forensic Accounting or Corporate Finance, or specialise in taxation or insolvency.

If you want to continue your studies, you may be able to jump onto the 2nd year of accounting degree programmes of some Universities.

Whatever you choose, you can apply for full AAT membership. This will boost your employment opportunities.

You could also progress to study for Chartered and Certified Accountancy qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.