Level 4

AAT Accounting - Management Accounting - Decision and Control


16 weeks


Rush Green


Jan 2022


Adult 19+
Higher Education

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is a great choice if you’re already working in a finance and accounting role and are looking to progress your career, or have completed the AAT Level 3 and want to study at a higher level.

This course covers higher accounting tasks and can lead to a range of more senior finance roles. The AAT Professional Diploma is made up of the following modules, giving you the flexibility to study around your other commitments.

You’ll need to complete all modules to be awarded the full AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

This qualification picks up where the foundation and advanced levels left off. It focuses on drafting, analysing and interpreting financial statements.

By the end of this module you'll be able to:

  • Analyse a range of costing techniques to support the management accounting function of an organisation
  • Calculate and use standard costing to improve performance
  • Demonstrate a range of statistical techniques to analyse business information.
  • Use appropriate financial and non-financial performance techniques to aid decision making
  • Evaluate a range of cost management techniques to enhance value and aid decision making.

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.

To be awarded the full AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting you'll need to have completed all course modules. Other modules offered at Barking & Dagenham College include:

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.