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About AAT Level 4 Course

AAT level 4 is the final level of the AAT qualification. Once you have completed level 4, you will have gained the full AAT Accounting Technician qualification.

Like most qualifications, level 4 is considered a lot harder than the previous levels. Completing the level 4 qualification will give you the knowledge and confidence you need in order to progress onto further qualifications like ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW.

Unlike levels 2 & 3, the assessments will include some written elements to them, meaning you will need a good level of understanding about the different topics covered, so you are able to confidently explain certain concepts of the syllabus in your assessments.

AAT level 4 is made up of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units: 

You need to choose 2 out of a choice of 5 optional units in order to complete the Professional Diploma in Accounting (level 4).

Mandatory Units:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control


Optional Units:

  • Business Tax (Optional)
  • Personal Tax (Optional)
  • External Auditing (Optional)
  • Credit Management (Optional)
  • Cash and Treasury Management (Optional)


You will learn each unit, one at a time and sit an assessment at the end of each unit, before moving on to the next. You must have sat and passed all 6 assessments to achieve your AAT level 4 qualification.

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Who is the AAT Level 4 Course For?

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.

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification will suit those who:

• Have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting and who would like to continue to build their accounting skills.
• Are already working in finance and would like a formal recognition of their skills.
• Would like to go on to become an AAT full member and/or study for chartered accountant status.

What jobs can AAT level 4 lead to?


  • Professional Accounting Technician
  • Assistant Auditor
  • Assistant Management Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Financial Officer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • VAT Accountant
  • Tax Supervisor 

What are the level 4 course modules?


We provide a range of AAT Courses, this includes both AAT online and AAT classroom courses. All of our AAT training programmes are specially designed to help you achieve your goals and thus achieve exam success. At First Intuition we're proud of our outstanding pass rates (we consistently and significantly exceed Institute averages) as well as the great learning experiences that our students say we provide.

Level 4 Apprenticeship

The Level 4 apprenticeship offers a programme which will provide a foundation for future development. The programme aligns with globally recognised professional accountancy qualifications, as well as providing structured support and guidance for each apprentice’s wider development.

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Excellent resources provided and classroom sessions were very helpful

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Good teachers and environment for learning. Friendly and helpful staff

Vikki Sanderson

The tutors are great, they are quick at responding and their lesson plans are informative and straight to the point.

Evangenline Andrews

Absolutely fantastic service every time

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If you employ people studying towards their professional qualification then we would love to work with you to design and deliver a programme of study that meets your needs. Our clients trust us to give them great advice. This comes from taking the time to listen to employers and understand what they really need to drive their business forward.

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