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Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
9:00am - 2:30pm
47 Weeks
Westmorland Campus

Professional Business Services

The professional business services department provides courses for those wishing to retrain or develop their career in the professions of accounting, HR, law, management and IT.

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Course Overview

This course will support you to further develop the technical knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to progress your accounting career.

You will enhance the skills you developed from Level 3 as you learn to produce financial statements for limited companies and utilise complex management accounting techniques. You will study internal control and understand how to utilise the control to improve the management, control and decision making in the business.

The course consists of 3 mandatory and 2 optional units. The mandatory units are:
- Drafting and interpreting financial statements
- Applied Management Accounting
- Internal Accounting Systems and controls

We teach the option units on business and personal tax as they are such fundamental aspects of accounting. The units are assessed by computer based assessments.

The course is delivered in person, at Kendal College by industry experts, who have a wealth of experience at supporting individual learners to achieve. The in-class experience also offers a chance to study with others and develop a professional network.

Please note there is an additional course materials cost of GBP100 for this course.

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Entry Requirements

We require AAT level 3 or equivalent in order to enrol on this course.

In addition to the course fees, students need to join the AAT as a student member. This costs GBP240 and is payable directly to AAT. This gives you access to AAT online resources and must be paid at the start of your course.

The course fee includes your tuition for the academic year and exam entry fees for the first sitting. Additional charges will be made for any resits required (GBP63 per resit). The course cost includes printed course notes. Students are encouraged to purchase text books (offered at a discounted rate) to support out of class study.

Students must complete the course within 2 academic years.

After Your Course

AAT qualifications are much sought after by employers, and AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting is gold-standard in the industry. On completion of this course, you may progress on the chartered accountancy exams.

On completion you may also decide to run your own accounting business, or apply for roles such as Accounting Manager.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

It is also possible to pay in full or via instalments.

Performing Arts, Level 4 - This course is free if you are aged 18 on 31/08/2024.

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.