Professional Diploma in Accounting with AAT

This is a higher level Diploma designed to further your knowledge and experience of bookkeeping and accounting with the aim of gaining an AAT Level 4* Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification. 

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Is this for you?

If you already hold the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting this is the natural next step to build and progress your accounting career in order to pursue more senior accountancy roles such as a VAT Accountant, Treasurer, Assistant Financial Accountant, Senior Finance Officer, Payroll Manager and more. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 420 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



AAT recommended study time 540 hours

About this diploma

This Diploma is for anyone dedicated to the progression of their finance and accountancy career through the attainment of professional qualifications. 

Study of the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting* will enable you to progress your career to more senior management accountancy roles.  

Within this diploma you will study four core subjects: 

• Management Accounting: Budgeting

• Management Accounting: Decision and Control

• Financial Statements of Limited Companies

• Accounting Systems and Controls

You then choose two additional elective subjects from any of the following: 

• Business Tax

• Personal Tax

• External Auditing

• Cash and Treasury Management

• Credit Management

Many of our AAT students are already working and study around existing commitments. You will access your learning through the Pitman Campus, our online learning platform, which enables you to study at a time and place that suits you best. The benefit of flexible learning means you are fully in control of your learning pace and can revisit sections of the course whenever you feel the need, something which a more traditional classroom environment can’t offer. 

Achieving this qualification and gaining proven work experience in line with set AAT requirements will mean you can apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional MAAT status. 

Contact your nearest Pitman Training Centre and discuss your options with one of our Course Advisors today. To find out more about enrolling as for your Legal Secretary Diploma, just call us on 1800 532632.

* Level 4 is the equivalent to Level 6 in Ireland. 

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this Diploma is to teach you the more advanced elements of Management Accounting so that you can gain a Level 4* Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification from AAT. 

Courses Included

You will study four core subjects in this Diploma:

Management Accounting: Budgeting

Management Accounting: Decision and Control

Financial Statements of Limited Companies

Accounting Systems and Controls

In addition to the four core subjects you will also choose any 2 of the following courses:

Business Tax

Personal Tax

External Auditing

Cash and Treasury Management

Credit Management


In order to commence your Level 4* training you will be required to have gained the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3).

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This Diploma will assist your career progression to more senior accountancy job roles such as Assistant Financial Accountant, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, VAT Accountant to name a few roles. Upon successful completion of this diploma and dependent on gaining relevant work experience in line with AAT requirements, you could opt to apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional MAAT status. 


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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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