Level 4

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Personal Tax (ONLINE - RG - FCR)


15 weeks


Rush Green


Nov 2020


Adult 19+

This qualification is suited for:

People who have completed the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Those at more advanced stage in their Finance and Accounting career who want to back up their skills with a recognised qualification;

People looking for alternative to university

Employers looking to upskill their staff

This unit is about the key aspects of taxation that affect UK taxpayers. It covers income tax, National Insurance (NI), capital gains tax and inheritance tax. The unit provides students with the underpinning theory on taxation, such as what makes for a fair and equitable taxation system.

You will learn to:

1. Analyse the theories, principles and rules that underpin taxation systems

2. Calculate a UK taxpayer’s total income

3. Calculate income tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions payable by a UK taxpayer

4. Account for capital gains tax

5. Discuss the basics of inheritance tax

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.

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.