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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


An award-winning structured classroom course with dedicated tutor support face-to-face, by phone or email.

Price per unit from: £429
Full level price: £2,650

Save 10% when you buy a Full Level.

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Live Online

A structured course but with the added flexibility of being able to study at home or work. Dedicated tutor support by live chat during lectures or email.

Price per unit from: £339
Full level price: £2,155

Save 10% when you buy a Full Level.

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Distance Learning Premier

Ideal if you prefer to study at your own pace from home. Includes eLearning, videos and dedicated tutor support by phone or email.

Price per unit from: £169
Full level price: £1,084x

Save £150 when you buy a Full Level.

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Course prices do not include exam fees.

How can I pay for my course?

You may be eligible for government funding through an Apprenticeship for your Level 4 course or you could spread the cost of your course with an interest-free payment plan when you buy the Full Level.

If you’re not eligible for funding you can enrol online and if you are being sponsored by your employer you can invoice them during the checkout process.

Enrol online

AAT Apprenticeships
  • Full funding for 16-18 year olds
  • Partial funding for 19+ (your employer will be required to contribute towards training costs; you may also be required to cover other costs)
  • Free, work-based training
  • Fees are paid for by the Government so you won't need to repay anything.
  • Call 01908 540066 for more info

Check your eligibility >

Payment Plans
  • Spread the cost over 6 or 12 months
  • No fees
  • Interest-free payments
  • Easily manage your monthly budget with equal monthly payments after an initial deposit

Apply now >

Advanced Learning Loans
  • Cover part or all of your course costs
  • Repay nothing until you earn over £21,000
  • Provided by the Student Loans Company.
  • Request a callback to apply

More info about Advanced Learning Loans >

*Funded students have to complete this level within 12 months.
Applies to students with ALL or PP funding and fee payers. Savings vary by level, location, study method and funding. Price displayed includes discount. Exam fees not included.
x£150 discount applies when a full stage of AAT AQ2013 distance learning courses are purchased online in the same transaction. £50 discount when purchased offline. Prices displayed includes discount. Terms and conditions apply.

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