Level 4

Management Accounting - Budgeting


17 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2022


Adult 19+
Higher Education

Build your knowledge of budgeting for planning, coordinating and authorising the activities of an organisation and for controlling costs. You'll develop the skills and knowledge to improve the performance of an organisation by setting targets, constructing achievable plans and monitoring results.

This module can be studied in isolation to build you knowledge in this specific area, or studied alongside other AAT accredited modules, to lead to an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Other modules available include:

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

This module is accredited by:

You'll develop a range of skills within the context of planning and control. These include management accounting, statistical analysis, written communication and variance analysis. The application of standard costing and its links to budgeting is also included.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Preparing forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Preparing budgets
  • Demonstrating how budgeting can improve organisational performance
  • Reporting budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format

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.

This module will develop your skills for budgeting in the workplace and can develop your career prospects in a management accounting role.

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 a variety of career 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.