Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who hold the AAT Level 3 Diploma or an equivalent industry qualification.

What does the course involve?

On this course you will study:

  • Personal taxation
  • Business taxation
  • Financial Statements for Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Controls
  • A synoptic assessment to test understanding and the ability to make connections between the different topics.

All accounting modules are classroom-based.

What makes this course special?

  • This course is recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the professional body for Accounting Technicians, founded in 1980.
  • The course is sponsored by the four main accounting bodies in the United Kingdom.
  • All teaching staff are either AAT qualified or technically qualified within their appropriate area of expertise.
  • Skills learned studying the AAT will allow students to gain exemptions at the next professional level of their studies.

Entry Requirements

  • Students are advised this is an intensive, high level course requiring considerable commitment on their behalf.
  • Students should hold the AAT Level 3 Diploma or an equivalent industry qualification
  • Students will be required to attend and successfully complete a formative assessment to determine whether the course is appropriate for them.

What are the assessment methods?

  • Assessment against the standards of competence takes place through either a computer-based test, marked online by the computer, or, as in the case of the report, a computer-based assessment, marked by College staff.
  • All computer based exams will take place on a Friday following the delivery of each module of study.

How long is the course?

12 months.

What are the College attendance requirements?

One lesson per week for five hours. 1.45pm - 7.30pm (including multiple breaks).

Are there any additional costs for the course?

  • Students will need to register individually with AAT on an annual basis. Please note that AAT have clear, transparent guidelines for potential members who have faced bankruptcy or have a criminal conviction. If you believe this may apply to you, please contact the College before submitting an application.
  • Key course material will need to be purchased via the College's online store.
  • All exam resits will have to be paid for by the student.

What are the progression options?

Completion of the Level 4 Diploma gives students the opportunity to move to another provider and study for the Chartered, Certified or Management Accounting qualifications (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), as well as the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT).


The majority of students work in accounting practice such as Milsted Langdon, Albert Goodman, Maxwells, etc., although some have moved into banking and others have succeeded in gaining employment with Debenhams, Viridor, Somerset County Council, Sita and various other employers.

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