AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

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, enabling students to maximise opportunities in their current or new employment. By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers, including Drafting financial statements for limited companies, knowledge and skills in complex management accounting techniques, the ability to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls, and knowledge and skills in specialist accounting and finance subjects.

About the Course

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT advanced certificate in bookkeeping however, it would be advantageous to hold the AAT advanced diploma in accounting qualification. This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options.

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

Course duration: 9-12 months

Delivery: Classroom and online

Blended Delivery Model

New City College works in partnership with Mindful Education to deliver an innovative, high-quality, and flexible training programme that empowers learners minimises disruption to employers and produces tangible results in the workplace.

Learners will benefit from bespoke, high-quality, and contemporary content. All course materials are available on-demand, learners can then access, revisit or revise at their convenience. Learners also benefit from classroom sessions at one of New City College’s campuses where they can interact on set projects and assessments, discuss concepts, and exchange ideas face-to-face.


AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians offering practical real-world qualifications. AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. An AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

What could this qualification lead to?

Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name.

However, the primary and most important outcome of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include:

  • Professional accounting technician
  • Assistant auditor
  • Assistant management accountant
  • Commercial analyst
  • Payroll manager
  • Senior bookkeeper
  • Senior financial officer

Course cost: £2,200

If you would like further information on an individual application or you are an employer that wants to start planning your future training needs please get in touch – call 020 7613 9031 or e-mail commercial@ncclondon.ac.uk

We will talk you through the enrolment process, and provide any information you need.