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Business, Accounting & Law

This qualification takes up where the foundation and advanced levels left off. It offers the 6 units/modules required to achieved the full AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification by unitised delivery every 18 weeks. This offers the flexibility for students to plan and enrol for their required units when and as required.

The course unit delivery would suit you if:

  • You've successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • You're progressing in your finance/accounting career and want to back up your knowledge with a recognised qualification
  • You're looking for an alternative to university
  • You employ accounts staff and want to improve their skills
  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You'll need to have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting at Level 3 to study on this programme.

    Assessment Method

    You will complete online computer-based exam for each unit.

    Aims of the course

    The Professional Diploma in Accounting will prepare you for finance officer roles by giving you a solid foundation in Financial Statement of limited Companies, Management Accounting: Budgeting, Management Accounting: Decision and Control, Personal Tax and Business Tax. It is suited for those who have successfully completed AAT L3 Diploma, if you're progressing in your finance/accounting career and want to back up your knowledge with a recognised qualification, if you're looking for an alternative to university or if you employ accounts staff and want to improve their skills.

    This qualification would be appropriate for those who wish to pursue a range of careers in either the private or public sectors.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of the full AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting gives you options!

    • You can move into employment in fields such as Forensic Accounting or Corporate Finance, or specialise in taxation or insolvency.
    • If you want to continue your studies, you may be able to jump onto the 2nd year of accounting degree programmes of some Universities.
    • You could also progress to study for Chartered and Certified Accountancy qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW.
    • Whatever you choose, you can apply for full AAT membership. This will boost your employment opportunities.

    Facilities

    We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs with industry standard hardware and software where you will learn a range of skills. Students also does have access to library facilities. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom face-to-face lessons, workshops and presentations

    Career Options

    The skills developed by studying this qualification (units) will give students a solid base from which to seek employment with greater confidence. The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment roles in finance filed in companies across a wide range of sectors including:

    • Corporate Finance
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Specialise in taxation
    • Specialise in insolvency

    Job roles such as:

    • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
    • Assistant Financial Accountant
    • Commercial Analyst
    • Senior Finance Officer
    • Tax Supervisor
    • VAT Accountant

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 12 weeks
Start Date 13/09/2021
End Date 10/12/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 430 p/year
24+ £430 p/year
International £960 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 10/01/2022 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 12 weeks
    Start Date 10/01/2022
    End Date 22/04/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 430 p/year
    24+ £430 p/year
    International £960 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Financial and accounting technicians

£48,000

Chartered and certified accountants

£39,000

Financial accounts managers

£41,000

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AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT at Lewisham College a number of years ago and went on to study for a degree in Business, also studying small business management administration, fashion business, management and advanced media.

Rhys Gennery

My apprenticeship has so far helped me along my career path. It’s guided me into what I want to do in the future, and given me an insight into what I could be - or achieve - within the next five years.

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I have had a huge range of training opportunities in both my workplace and college which has developed skills I couldn’t have imagined I was capable of.

Sian Kelsey Fox

Sian Kelsey Fox

"My apprenticeship helped me, by giving me the chance to learn and earn. As well as having the opportunity to work within a professional working environment: and this was beneficial as it helped me widen my vocabulary and also my knowledge of the workplace, which contributes to understanding my job role I am currently in."

Kelly Bridgewater

Kelly Bridgewater

"The course has given me a new life and made me believe that I can do what I want to do. Now the course is coming to an end, I can honestly look back and say that I’m pleased I took the step to further my education."

William Inko-dokubo

William Inko-dokubo

"I’ve learnt assertiveness, the importance of maintaining data accurately, and also how to deal sensitively with customers’ specific needs. In certain cases – for example when discussing a resident’s Food Bank eligibility – you need to be particularly considerate and careful about confidentiality to avoid possible embarrassment to the resident."

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