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Fee Information

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:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Entry Requirements

    To start this programme, you will need to have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

    Assessment Method

    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.

    Aims of the course

    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:

  • drafting financial statements for limited companies
  • knowledge and skills in complex management accounting techniques
  • the ability to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls
  • knowledge and skills in specialist accountancy and finance subjects
  • Progression Opportunities

    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:

  • professional accounting technician
  • assistant auditor
  • assistant management accountant
  • commercial analyst
  • payroll manager
  • senior bookkeeper
  • senior financial officer
  • accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • Study Methods

    We run a unitised evening-only course at this centre where learners complete one unit at a time over two evenings per week.

    Enrolment

    We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol