(PRWEB) January 28, 2010
From today, anyone wishing to take the final step in gaining full Accounting Technician status can study for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 Diploma with Home Learning College - the UK's biggest provider of award-winning vocational distance learning.
The AAT Level 4 Diploma is open to students who have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma or who have an accounting related degree and wish to obtain a professional qualification. The term Accounting Technician covers a huge variety of accounting jobs - from administration to head of finance - in areas such as forensic accounting, corporate finance, tax, insolvency and more.
The qualification is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree and secures entry into one of the chartered accountancy bodies such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
AAT Level 4 comprises four core units covering financial accounting, drafting financial statements, professional ethics (also available as part of Level 3) and management accounting. Students must then choose two out of three specialist units - implementing auditing procedures, preparing business tax computations and preparing personal tax computations - allowing them to focus on the areas of greatest professional interest.
Each unit will be available as a separate module through Home Learning College, with the first three core elements launching later this month. The remaining modules will be brought on board throughout the first half of 2010, with all units available by July. This modular approach allows students to pick and choose in which order they complete the various units, according to their personal preference.
Dave Snow, Academic Director at Home Learning College, added: "Over the past three years we have helped hundreds of students to successfully pass the earlier AAT Levels, achieving pass rates that match or often exceed the national average. With this final level in place, people can now take advantage of our highly successful distance learning model to progress to full Accounting Technician status, allowing them to combine study with existing work and social commitments."
About Home Learning College:
Home Learning College is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, and the only one accredited by the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing its 65,000 students to enjoy the discounts and services available with the NUS Extra Card.
All Home Learning College courses lead to professional CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.
Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking.
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