AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

The AAT qualification consists of three levels .

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

The AAT qualification consists of three levels

This is the final level of the full AAT accounting qualification.

This level will be completed by students who have previously completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

On completion of the Professional Diploma in Accounting, candidates will be able to apply for full membership to the AAT.

This course is ideal for you if you are working in accountancy or finance or want to work in accountancy or finance.

Some students choose to continue studying and gain exemptions from Accountancy bodies to include ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

Study Mode

Part time

What Will I Study?

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting consists of 4 mandatory units, plus 2 optional units (selected from a choice of 5), with a total of 6 assessments.

This course will cover the following mandatory areas: Financial Statements for Limited Companies, Management Accounting – Budgeting, Management Accounting – Decisions & Controls, and Accounting Systems and Controls.

Two optional units must be chosen from the following:

  • Personal tax
  • Business tax
  • Cash & Treasury management
  • External auditing
  • Credit management

What Qualification Will I Get?

Upon successful completion of this level, you will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Accounting.

What Modules Are Covered?


(Note: additional optional units may be offered according to student demand)

Note: Individual modules can be offered, please contact us for further details

How Long Will I Study?

The duration of the Level 4 course is 34 weeks (plus exam weeks)

How Will I Be Assessed?

AAT assessments are:

  • Practical computer based assessments (CBAs)
  • Designed to reflect real-life tasks
  • Results are provided by the AAT within 6 weeks of the assessment date

What Are The Entry Requirements?

Students will be expected to have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

What Else Do I Need To Know?

Course fee:

Please contact us for details of the course fee

Students are responsible for registering with AAT:


One-off admission fee: approx. £43*
Annual student membership fee: approx. £92

(*students who are already registered with the AAT for prior studies will not need to pay this)


AAT Exam fees are payable prior to sitting the exam:


Cost per exam: Price on application

Textbooks will also be required to complete the course:


Estimated cost for full set of books: £90

Additional information:

A minimum of 90% attendance is required on course.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply.

What Can I Do After This Course?

Students who are successful on this course can gain suitable positions in an accounting / financial environment or gain promotion within their organisation.

You can also apply for full membership status of the AAT.

Some students choose to continue studying and gain exemptions from Accountancy bodies to include ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). Timely Training Solutions offers both ACCA and CIMA tuition.

Got A Question About This Course?

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