Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification comprises four mandator units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options. The mandatory units are:
To start this programme, you will need to have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
Students must successfully complete three mandatory unit assessments - Budgeting, Decision, Control and Financial Statements of Limited Companies, and one end-of-unit assessment where all four mandatory units will be assessed. In addition, students complete unit assessments for two optional units.
Who should choose to study this qualification?
The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy and/or finance. The qualification's aim is to enhance the skills developed from the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, enabling students to maximise opportunities in their current or new employment. By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers, including:
Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name. However, the primary and most important outcome of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include:
We run a unitised evening-only course at this centre where learners complete one unit at a time over two evenings per week.