Level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting (Distance Learning) - Unit in Financial Performance (AQ2013)

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Level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting (Distance Learning) - Unit in Financial Performance (AQ2013):

The course is arranged in the following compulsory units: Internal Control & Accounting Systems (personal Project); Financial Statements - The regulations and techniques required for preparation of the year end accounts for limited companies; Budgeting - Analysis of budgets to actual costs in a more in depth manner; Financial Performance - An in depth look at costing theory and analysis; Optional: (You must choose at least 2 from the 5 options): External Auditing - Processes used to audit organisations accounts; Credit Management & Control - This looks at principles of the liquidity management and the fundamental need for credit control in an effective organisation; Business Tax - The regulations surrounding preparing year end accounts for companies; Personal Tax - The regulations governing the payroll function; Cash Management - this looks at how budgets are compared to actual figures and some basic analysis technique are introduced. There will be 5 computer based assessments, 3 compulsory, 2 optional units and a personal project to undertake. As such a high level of literacy, comprehensive, communication skills as well as numeracy skills will be required. You may do more than 2 optional units, but this will involve more time and costs. On successful completion students will be eligible to continue their studies with other accounting bodies, such as CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA and ICEAW.

Additional entry requirements

Students will need to have achieved the AAT Intermediate (NVQ Level 3) or AAT QCF Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. Students will be required to provide a copy of their level 3 certificate. Overseas students will need to provide evidence of equivalent qualifications gained abroad and demonstrate Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy via an assessment prior to enrolment. The AAT membership is also a requirement; all students must register at the time of enrolment.

Awarding body

Association of Accounting Technicians

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course reference: FNADU4/FPFMD (use this when contacting provider)

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

This is a distance learning course

Total time for completion:

16 weeks

per course

More info on price: The above mentioned fee is for students aged 19 plus. Full funding is available for students aged 16 - 18 based on certain entry criteria. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

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