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AAT AQ2013 Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

This is the Advanced Level of the AAT accounting qualification and on completion you will become an AAT affiliate member. Level 4 is suitable for people:

  • who want to become a full AAT member or study for chartered status
  • already working in an accounts role and looking to develop their skills
  • who have completed Level 3.
Syllabus information

Aim of the syllabus

Level 4 (Level 8 in Scotland) is the final level and covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control.

Level 4 units

There are four mandatory units:

  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Budgeting (BDGT)
  • Financial Performance (FNPF)
  • Internal Control and Accounting Systems (ISYS)

Choose two from the following five optional units:

  • Cash Management (CSHM)
  • Credit Control (CRDC)
  • Personal Tax (PTAX)
  • Business Tax (BTAX)
  • External Auditing (EXTA)

Study time required

This will depend on the student, but we tend to recommend roughly six hours of study per week. You should spread your studies for Level 4 over a 12 month period.

Assessment method

There are two types of computer based exams for AAT - Computer Based Tests (CBT) and Computer Based Projects (CBP). For the 6 units that make up Level 4 there are:

  • 5 CBTs
  • 1 project

Please be advised an assessment fee for the ISYS project is payable later in the course..

Level 4 exam results are only available via your MyAAT account, six weeks after sitting your exam.

Book your CBT online >

Exemptions and links to other papers

You should have already passed AAT Level 3 Diploma or hold a UK degree in accounting.

The Internal Controls and Accounting Systems (ISYS) unit is delivered online and starts on the 15th day of the month that you select. You should ideally select to study this in a month when you are not attending other AAT courses.

Upon successful completion of Level 4 you will be granted AAT affiliate membership.Link opens in a new window To become a full AAT member - MAAT status - there are four criteria you need to meet, including the recording of relevant work experience.

Find out more about applying for AAT full membership >Link opens in a new window

Level 4 Course Options


There are no more new Classroom courses available for AQ2013.

Live Online

There are no more new Live Online courses available for AQ2013.

Distance Learning Standard

Ideal if you prefer to study at your own pace from home. Dedicated tutor support by phone or email.

Price per unit from: £139

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Distance Learning Premier

Everything from the Standard package plus eLearning (Levels 2 and 3) or tutor videos (level 4).

Price per unit from: £169

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Course prices do not include exam fees.

*Funded students have to complete this level within 12 months.

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AQ2013 Level 4 Diploma