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Professional Synoptic Preparation - Level 4 AAT Module

Higher Education

Course Overview

Completion of all 6 units in this course aims to enable candidates to obtain a Level 4 diploma in Accounting qualification with 41-44 QCF Credits, through the Association of Accounting Technicians professional qualification.

Course Content

Completion of the required 6 modules will enable you to achieve the AAT Level 4  Diploma in accounting.  This course will help you to gain career progression, provide a recognised professional qualification and act as a stepping stone to higher level Chartered (ACA) Certified (ACCA) or Management (CIMA) Accounting qualifications

Full AAT Level 4 Qualification requires:

4 Mandatory Modules:

  • Financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal controls & accounting systems


  • Plus 2 units from the following:
  • Personal tax
  • Credit Control
  • Cash Management
  • Business tax
  • External auditing


The Internal control and accounting systems module covers:

  • Understand the role of accounting within an organisation
  • Understand the importance and use of internal control systems
  • Evaluate the accounting system and identify areas for improvement
  • Conduct an ethical evaluation of the accounting systems
  • Conduct a sustainability evaluation of the accounting system
  • Make recommendations to improve the accounting system

Entry Requirement

Applicants will usually have completed the Level 3 Diploma in accounting or other appropriate qualification. Students with appropriate vocational competence or other appropriate qualifications will be considered but an interview with the course tutor is required.


This unit will be assessed by way of the production of a written 400o word assessment to be completed over a specified time period by way of in-class and blended learning. Successful completion of all exams will result in the qualification being awarded

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of the level 4 Diploma could lead to students being accepted onto the professional Accounting qualifications Chartered (ACA) Certified (ACCA) or Management (CIMA) Accounting

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Course Outline

Course Code: JRBC003
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 04/04/2019
Duration: 7 Weeks
Tuition Fees: £215
Registration Fees: n/a
Exam Fees: £52
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