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Diploma in
Accounting & Finance

  • This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules and 10 level 5 modules, each of which will be assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at Level 4 and 8 assignments at Level 5). To help you study for these assessments, our team of expert academics have designed a series of exclusive, comprehensive lessons for online study. This material will cover everything you need to know and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

  • Each module of the course consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials are comprised of interactive exercises, further readings and internet resources.

What Is Included In The Cost Of My Course?

  • All course materials, including online modules and written assignments

  • Personal tutor support with one-to-one Skype sessions

  • Dedicated student support

  • Access to an online social learning forum

  • Assignment marking and feedback

  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course

  • Recommendation letter to employers

  • FREE English language course (No IELTS required)

Am I Eligible For This Programme?

To enroll onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years old and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling in the level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

Module Listings

Course Duration
12 - 24 Months

Level 4 Module Listing

The Business Environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature, and competition.

Managing and using Finance

This module covers key areas of accounting, as seen from a business perspective. It explains how accountancy can inform and guide management decisions.

Maximizing Resources to Achieve Business Success

An organization that fails to dedicate sufficient attention to its use of resources will prove to be unprofitable over time. By being observant and prudent, any organization can achieve significant gains from the management of its resources.

Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

Basic Accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organization.

Budgetary Control

This module aims to explain the methods of financial control using budgets. This includes the development and implementation of departmental budgets, which are combined to form a master budget.


Financial Performance

This module aims to demonstrate how financial performance can be assessed in organizations. This includes the use of financial statements and accounting standards. It also examines ways of raising finance over different periods of time.

Financial Ratio

This module aims to demonstrate the application and meaning of the commonly used financial ratio. This includes examining liquidity, solvency, gearing, and profitability.

Financial Statements

This module aims to describe the preparation and presentation of the three financial statements. This includes the accounting concepts used.


Further Ratios

This module aims to demonstrate how to determine financial efficiency. This includes understanding debt repayment capacity and investment appraisal. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to assess the likelihood of future financial success.

Level 5 Module Listing

Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.​

Organization Structures

Why are organizations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organizations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up an organizational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Setting Goal

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.


Politics and Business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder the business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports, and government support.


Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Todays World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Mangement

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.


Marketing and Sales Planning

Learners will analyze how markets, customers, competitors, and products can come together in a cohesive plan.


Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

Career Path

Successful completion of the undergraduate level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) and final year of an accredited undergraduate degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.


If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year at.


Northampton University
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top-up
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top-up

University of Derby
Undergraduate Top up

The University of Sunderland - On Campus
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 )

Coventry University
BA (Hons) Top-up – a progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management

University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Top-up Duration 2 semesters

Anglia Ruskin University
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year)
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up)

Edinburgh Napier University 
BA in Business Management (Top-Up)
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up)
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up)

Buckinghamshire New University

BA (Hons) Top-up

Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Please enquire for top-up prices for Southern Cross University

University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Undergraduate Top up to BA

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