Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Accountancy - AAT Level 4 - Professional Diploma in Accounting

Completion of this course can open doors into highly paid senior accountancy roles.

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Key information

Course type: Part-time professional Entry requirements: AAT Level 3 Diploma or similar qualification(s). End qualification: AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 Awarding body: AAT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £1,987 Assessment: Written assignments and computer-based exams Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims and areas

This course will allow you to develop a range of advanced skills in financial and management accounting and budgeting.

You will study two optional units, allowing you to concentrate on specialist areas of accountancy and will be required to complete a project.

This highly-regarded qualification will allow you to apply for membership of the AAT (subject to meeting the work experience requirements) and further your career.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
COM0199A 19 Sep 2018 Tuesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 42 weeks


COM313 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 42 weeks


The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Course Units

  • Drafting financial statements
  • Managing budgets
  • Evaluating financial performance
  • Plus completion of a project 
Two optional units:
  • Business tax
  • Personal tax
  • External auditing and credit management
  • Cash and treasury management

Why the MET?

We have a wide range of courses, scheduled to accommodate busy lives. With this in mind, we offer part-time and evening options, with start dates in January, April and September.

This course is taught by a dedicated team of lecturers who are also professional accountants. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate and committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

The cost and whether or not you have to pay for your course depends on your age, circumstances and educational history. To find out which category applies to you, please visit our course fees page by clicking below.

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How to apply

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  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value

Please also be aware that you will need to spend a considerable amount of time undertaking independent self-study to be successful.

It is also recommended that students re-acquaint themselves with the subject matter of their previous studies before starting the course.

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