AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 (Part-Time)

Level 4 - BTEC Professionals or NVQ Level 4 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

Attendance Part-Time


The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) are the UK’s leading professional body for vocational accountants. Working across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

AAT accounting qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Morrisons, P&G, Baker and Tilley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, as AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 18 Months
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

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 maximize opportunities in their current or new employment. By studying for this qualification, students will require professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their skills.

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

  • Have completed the AAT advanced Diploma in Accounting and who would like to build their accounting skills. 
  • Are already working in finance and would like a formal recognition of their skills

Qualification Gained

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

The following units will be covered:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting - Budgeting
  • Management Accounting - Decisions and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Students must also complete two of the optional units and their associated assessments:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Credit Management
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management




Learning Methods

Classroom based learners will attend Newcastle College Business Academy either 1 full day per week or 2 evenings per week. Learners will also be expected to complete additional coursework outside of these hours at home.

Assessment Methods

All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments (CBAs) and marked automatically. During the AAT foundation Certificate in Accounting you will sit 6 assessments which must be sat at Newcastle College.

Progression Opportunities

"Finance is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills will never go away. Jobs in accounting and finance are extremely diverse and deliver exciting career opportunities. With AAT on your CV, you demonstrate a level of industry excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers across all industries." (AAT)

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to study this qualification must hold an AAT Level 3 qualification

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.