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AAT Diploma in Accounting | AAT Level 4 | AAT Distance Learning

Osborne Training, In London (+3 locations)
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Course description

AAT Level 4 is the highest level or final stage of the AAT Accounting qualification.

This qualification provides the skills necessary for a ‘Finance Officer’ role including the complex management accounting tasks, general management skills, drafting financial statements, and specialist learning areas.

This provides you with an opportunity to become a professional member of AATand use MAAT after your name. You are also entitled to exemptions in the UK’s chartered and certified accounting qualifications.

Besides, if you want to pursue your career further in University, you are entitled to exemptions for up to two years in various universities in the UK.

What is AAT?

AAT is an awarding body for vocational accountants. AAT is highly recognised globally with members over 130,000 worldwide.

What are the benefits after completing AAT courses?

A newly qualified AAT member can expect to earn an average of £21,600. Some accounting technicians work as accounts clerks; others go on to become managing directors or finance directors of well-known companies. Some go to work as a self-employed accountant as AAT allows the student to become chartered.

Osborne Training is an AAT Approved Training Provider in London. In taking the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification with Osborne Training, you will make one of the greatest decisions of your career.

Course Duration

We would expect the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting course to take approximately 8-12 months to complete for most students.


Our tutors are highly qualified with extensive knowledge & experience in accountancy and Finance.

Study Options

  • Classroom Based

We offer Evening and Weekend sessions for AAT Level 4 at our various centres in the UK.

  • Online Live

Live Interactive Online Classes are offered through our State of The Art Virtual Learning Campus.

  • Distance Learning

Self Study with Study Material and access to Online study Material through Virtual Learning Campus.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 8 start dates

June 2024

  • Classroom
  • Birmingham

June 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

August 2024

  • Classroom
  • London

October 2024

  • Classroom
  • London

December 2024

  • Classroom
  • Watford

February 2025

  • Classroom
  • Watford

April 2025

  • Classroom
  • Birmingham

April 2025

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

About the course – AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

The AAT qualification is for people with limited or no accounts knowledge.

The AAT accounting training will equip you for an entry-level role in an Accounting or Finance department.

By the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding of manual and computerised accounts and how to use them in a ‘real world’ setting.

Why Osborne Training?

  • We are an AAT Approved training provider, well-known for quality
  • Highly expert & experienced tutors
  • 24/7 Access to our State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus
  • High-quality study material
  • Flexible payment option
  • Free exam preparation kit
  • Your CV will stand out from the crowd
  • IT equipped classrooms for Classroom-Based Courses
  • Expert Tutorial support from the tutor for Distance Learning and Online Live courses
  • Student Discount Card from NUS*
  • Exam Booking Service
  • Cheaper Exam Fees for Osborne Training Students
  • Access to Career Hub for 3 Months
  • Complementary Excel and English for Business courses

*Please note, NUS charges £24 for the issue of the card. It will allow you to get discounts in many places.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will be awarded “AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting certificate” from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), once you have passed all the professional-level qualification exams and skill tests.

Training Course Content

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting (AQ22) covers the following areas:

  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax

We offer other optional units for the AAT Level 4 Accounting Qualification Distance Learning Package only (i.e. Audit and Assurance, Cash and Financial Management & Credit and Debt Management), let us know if you have a preference before enrolment.

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Casey E
22 Jul 2020
Great communication, lots of support, and good study material

I am about to complete my AAT level 4 and then i plan to go for accounting qualification. By my experience, i can say i have been tutored well. The communication with the instru...

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30 Sep 2019
Very easy and straightforward AAT exam booking process

I just booked my AAT exam in Birmingham with Osborne Training. It was quite simple for me as i knew the process already, but nevertheless, google was right in displaying me thei...

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25 Nov 2016
Great Distance Learning Experience

They provided me with all the study materials to my door step. Their material for the distance learning course was also fantastic, I couldn’t believe it myself as I have only ev...

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How to apply

Talk to a Course Advisor directly: Call at 0203 608 7179 to speak to Course Advisors who know the accounting industry inside-out and will be able to offer professional advises and answer any questions you may have.

Continuing Studies

Continuing studies

Once you’ve achieved the AAT Accounting Qualification, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply for AAT professional membership and use the letters “MAAT” after your name
  • Progress to chartered accountancy (gaining generous exemptions)
  • Become your own boss with our members in practice (MIP) scheme
  • Progress to university with AAT giving you UCAS pointsbased on grading (Distinction = 56, Merit = 48, Pass = 32)
  • Work overseas with our internationally recognised qualification

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