L4 Diploma in Accounting

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting allows you to master complex accounting tasks and qualify for senior finance roles, as well as AAT full membership. Students will gain competencies in drafting financial statements for limited companies, recommending accounting systems strategies and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
      TBC* Funding may be available, depending on your circumstances.
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 4
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      TBC* session
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  • Overview

    Course information above: * To be confirmed in advance of the course starting.


    This qualification covers complex accounting and finance topics and tasks leading to students becoming confident with a wide range of financial management skills and applications.

    Here are the mandatory units for the course:

    • Applied Management Accounting
    • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
    • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls


    You can either pay in full, or pay this course in three instalments.

    This course will start on Thursday 14th September (9.15-16.00)

  • Equipment Required

    Although course textbooks are available in the College library, you may wish to buy a textbook (following consultation with your tutor). You may also wish to purchase a set of course workbooks which will help you with your studies. These may be purchased through the College at a 40% discounted fee. Your tutor will discuss workbooks with you at the start of your course.

    A calculator will also be desirable and you will need to bring the following to the first session:

    • pen
    • paper
    • folder to store printouts.
  • Entry Requirements

    AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting or a L3 Accounting qualification from another awarding body. You should have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without these qualifications but sufficient life /work experience will need to complete an AAT skills test to assess their eligibility. The ability to word process under time constraints is also essential.

    To be accepted on the course, other factors will also be taken into consideration including:
    • commitment to study
    • previous skills, experience and success

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed on the following units:

    • Applied Management Accounting
    • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
    • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. Opportunities for employment may include working as an:

    • Accounts Assistant
    • Accounts Payable & Expenses Supervisor
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Audit Trainee
    • Bookkeeper
    • Corporate Recovery Analyst
    • Credit Controller
    • Finance Assistant
    • Insolvency Executive
    • Payroll Administrator / Supervisor
    • Tax Assistant / Accountant
  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method - Blended

    This course will be delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of classroom-based lessons and a small amount of online lessons.