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The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is the most advanced AAT accounting qualification. It's ideal if you have a lot of accounting experience and are looking to become a financial team leader or set up your own practice. It's also the next step from the Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
At this advanced level, you'll cover complex and advanced finance processes and topics. You'll be able to draft financial statements for limited companies, recommend strategy for accounting systems, and build and present complex management accounting reports.
Once you've passed, you'll automatically become an affiliate AAT member. You'll also be able to achieve internationally-recognised professional MAAT status if you have the right work experience.
There are no deadlines except the end of the generous support period, so you can set your own timetable and work around your current job or family responsibilities.
It's highly flexible, so you can set your own timetable and study at your own pace. You can get started right away with a small deposit, and pay the rest with an interest-free payment plan.
Employer-funded courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package including course, exam centre fees, and AAT membership fees.
Live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around your life.
You'll also be supported from enrolment to graduation by your AAT expert tutor and our dedicated student support team, so you'll have everything you need to succeed.
The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus) is worth 56 UCAS credits. It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 4, or Level 8 in the Scottish system.
This course has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) value of 560 hours. The TQT is a measure of how long it will take to complete a qualification and includes the Guided Learning Hours as well as any unsupervised learning and time spent on independent research.
In total, you'll study six units. This includes the four mandatory units, plus two out of the four optional units.
Optional Units (choose two):
You'll choose your optional units once you've begun your studies. Your expert tutor will be happy to advise you on this decision.
This course is perfect if you aspire to run your own accounting practice or hold a senior, well-paying technical accounting role. If you're looking to become a Chartered Accountant, your AAT qualification will allow you to take a fast-track route with all the major Chartered Accountancy bodies. Find out more under 'Further Education'. In order to enrol, you'll need significant practical accounting experience or the Advanced Diploma in Accounting (or the Level 3 Diploma, as it was previously known). Our course advisors will be happy to talk your experience over with you to make sure you're choosing the right course. You must be over 19, and if English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
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