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Contact us to enrol on this AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Professional Diploma in Accounting (Levels 3 & 4) training course to advance your Accounting career today!
Delegates looking to work towards their AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 & 4 must first have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) or gained sufficient experience in an accounting role.
Due to the nature of this course, we also recommend that students:
When you have completed your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 training and exams, you can apply for senior Accounting roles or move into the Accounting industry for those new to the industry, or considering how to get into Accounting.
Typical job roles at this level include:
You’ll also be able to gain AATQB status and apply for professional MAAT status. Both allow you to have the letters AATQB and MAAT after your name, and be able to submit final balances for any sized organisation.
Salaries for AAT certified professionals in the UK has risen this year. The average salary by job level has been outlined below:
When you have earned your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 certificates, you can set up your own business and apply to provide either 5 services (with Level 3) or 18 services (with Level 4) to your clients.
These services include:
Licensed Bookkeeper - AATQB (Level 3)
Licensed Accountant - MAAT (Level 4)
All the above, plus:
Earning your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications will give you AATQB and professional MAAT status, letting you use the designatory letters AATQB and MAAT after your name. These designatory letters show you have gained the skills, experience and knowledge to work that employers are looking for, which can result in an increase in your earning potential. You can also now legally submit final balances for any sized organisation.
AATQB (gained with AAT Level 3) - An AAT Bookkeeping member is a qualified Bookkeeper, earning AATQB status. Delegates who have earned their AATQB status can use the designatory letters AATQB after their name, and they can apply to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper.
MAAT (gained with AAT Level 4) - An AAT full member is a qualified accountant who has successfully demonstrated the experience and skills necessary to be approved for MAAT status. Delegates who have earned their MAAT status can use the designatory letters MAAT after their name and they can apply for a licence to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper.
At this level, you will be very comfortable working on high level accounting tasks required of a Finance Officer or Senior Accountant, where responsibilities may include:
Salaries vary by industry, sector and role; however, industry averages range between £32,500 and £42,500 a year, with some companies offering above £60,000 a year, at this level.
Building on the skills and techniques you’ve developed during the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2, levels 3 and 4 will provide you with a detailed understanding of more complex accounting processes, to prepare you for senior job roles.
The seven modules that you’ll cover throughout this course are:
Average course completion time – 6-8 months
The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) comprises four mandatory units; an assessment and a choice of five optional modules. You’ll need to complete all the mandatory modules and two of the five optional modules to complete the course. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.
It’s best to complete the mandatory modules first and then decide which optional modules you want to study, as your decision may change by the time you complete the mandatory modules. Once you’re sure of which optional modules you want to study, you can contact us, and we’ll send out the relevant textbooks.
One other thing to consider is that if you’re considering specialising in tax and time is approaching the end of the year, it’s best to wait until the new year, to ensure you have the most up-to-date books, as tax changes year-on-year.
Your personal AAT tutor will run your live online classes (Level 3 only) so that you get the benefits of learning in a college class without leaving your home. Live online classes cover revision sessions and practice papers on the units you need to pass your exams, including Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation.
The exam format includes multiple-choice questions, selecting answers from a drop-down menu and typing numbers and text into form fields. The “Spreadsheets” section will use Microsoft Excel software. You should let your assessment centre know which version of Excel you are most familiar with.
For Level 3, when you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:
Online Assessments directly with e-Careers - To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment. Not available on the Synoptic Assessment. (Level 4 has this option from September 20th 2021).
Test Centre Assessments - You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.
For Level 4 you can sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue.
Questions include multiple-choice, selecting answers from a drop-down menu and typing numbers into form fields. For some assessments, you will be required to type quite lengthy amounts of text, in particular with the Synoptic assessment.
You will be tested via Synoptic assessments, which will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the Level 4 qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of your qualification and will be taken at specific times throughout the year.
We’re proud to have achieved some of the highest pass marks in the UK. This is made possible because of the programme offering we have, including eLearning platform, textbooks, a range of mock exams, and our official Sage courseware.
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Synoptic windows revised
Dates for the Synoptic window have now all been confirmed for 2021, including additional dates to assist with any capacity issues as a result of social distancing restrictions. Click for the full details.
When studying for your AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments, which are marked in three ways:
Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organisation for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).
What you need to know
You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:
You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)
You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine):
You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).
Have been or are under home quarantine or centralised observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralised observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).