AAT Level 4 Diploma for Accounting Technicians (QCF)

Subject area
35 Weeks
Type of course
Part Time
Exam fee
Registration fee
Tuition Fee - Remission Available
Course refYearDaysTimeStart Tuition Fee Aged Under 24 Tuition Fee Aged 24 or over
7100/161PFA Year 1 VARIOUS VARIOUS 20/09/16 £1987

About the course

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional membership body. Level 4 Diploma in Accounting is a professional qualification that will add credibility to your accounting knowledge.

35 weeks part-time
Evenings: Tuesday & Thursday 17:45 pm – 21:15 pm
Day: Thursday 9:15 am – 16:30 pm

September start: Tuesday 20th September 2016 – June 2017 or
Thursday 22nd September 2016 – June 2017

February start: February 2017 – June 2018 or
February 2017 – June 2018

Subjects Covered

The subjects of the course are set in accordance with the
Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) National Occupational
Standards as follows:

  • FSLC Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • MABU Management Accounting Budgeting
  • MDCL Management Accounting Decision and Control
  • PDSY Accounting Systems and Control – synoptic assessment to incorporate the above units

Plus – 2 of 5 options:

  • BTX Business Tax
  • PTX Personal Tax
  • ETAU External Auditing
  • CTRM Cash and Treasury Management
  • CDMT Credit Management

After the initial weeks of tuition you will complete computer based assessments set by the AAT. There is a programme of support and revision for these assessments and you will be fully equipped to achieve. Computer based assessments will be available on a regular basis on Monday afternoon and Tuesday or Thursday evening from October 2016.


Universities nationally recognise this level of the AAT qualification and give valuable exemptions to their relevant programmes. You will also be exempt from the certificate level of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).


Under 19 at the start of the course - free

19+ Learners
£1987, this includes registration fees & assessment fees.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for this course.

Payment Details

All course fees are payable at the time of enrolment. You may choose to pay by credit card and thus spread the cost over a longer period. Alternatively, you may be able to make payment by 3 instalments. A surcharge of 10% (up to a maximum £100) of the tuition fee will be added to cover the extra administration involved. This surcharge is payable with the first instalment, along with one-third of your tuition fees and any examination/registration fees. Post dated cheques or card details must be provided at enrolment to cover your second and third payments.

Instalment dates are as follows:


First payment

Second payment

Third payment


At enrolment

2 November

1 March


At enrolment

2 June

1 September

Further Information
Please contact the accounting team
Email aat@farn-ct.ac.uk

Entry requirements

It is necessary to have achieved the AAT Level 3.