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Course Code: SPVAC091

Course Level: Level 4

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

This course is accredited by

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Course overview

Develop the expertise to excel in the field of accounting with our AAT diploma program. This qualification covers complex accounting and finance topics and tasks leading to students becoming confident with a wide range of financial management skills and applications. Students will gain competencies in drafting financial statements for limited companies, recommending accounting systems strategies and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports.

This course is ideal if you wish to develop knowledge and practical experience of the principles of accounting for limited companies. Units include:

  • Compulsory units
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decisions & Controls
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Optional Units (2 from 5 are offered)
  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • External Auditing
  • Cash or Treasury Management or Credit Control

You will learn through experiencing a varied programme which includes solving simulated problems, lectures, group work, discussions and attempting past exam papers. You will also be required to study away from weekly lectures to ensure exam success.

The normal route to the Level 4 Diploma is successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma resulting in a minimum of a merit grade achieved within the last 12 months. However, entry may also be granted to Level 4 for applicants with appropriate accounting experience and/or qualifications subject to an interview and completion of a pre-course written assessment.

Each unit is assessed by an externally set, computer based examination where a minimum of 70% of the marks are required to demonstrate competency.

If you wish to find out more you can contact one of the Accounting team by emailing or or

You can continue with your employment or pursue further study options.

Courses with a duration over 12 weeks and costing in excess of £150 (including exam fees) can be paid for in instalments over the duration of the course or one year (whichever is shorter). While the College can not guarantee this arrangement in every case, we will do our best to accommodate requests to pay by instalments. In order to pay by instalments you must come into the college, we cannot take payment online.

If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

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Course Duration

48 weeks

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