UK LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

The Undergraduate Level 4 (Accounting and Finance) is a 120 credit course designed to fast track students to the second year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting, which can either be completed at a university.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree .

This course is made up of 10: Level 4 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 10 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.

UK Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 120

Age: 17 +

Entry profile:

Matric endorsement to a higher certificate or diploma

Prior study in computing or related subjects at level 4 or above Other equivalent international qualifications

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.

Maximising Resources to Achieve Business Success


An organisation that fails to dedicate sufficient attention to its use of resources will prove to be unprofitable over 

time. By being observant and prudent, any organisation 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 organisation.

Budgetary Control

This module aims to explain methods of financial control using budgets. This includes 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 organisations. This includes the use

 of financial statements, and accounting standards. It also examines ways for raising finance over different periods of

 time.

Financial Ratios

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 likely of future financial

 success.

Accountant

Bookkeeper

Debtors/Creditors Clerk

Marketing

Business Consultant

UK Office of Qualifications and 

Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 120

Age: 17 +

Entry profile:

Matric endorsement to a higher

certificate or diploma

Prior study in computing or related 

subjects at level 4 or above Other 

equivalent international qualifications

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.

Maximising Resources to Achieve 

Business Success

An organisation that fails to dedicate 

sufficient attention to its use of 

resources will prove to be unprofitable 

over 

time. By being observant and prudent, 

any organisation 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 organisation.

Budgetary Control

This module aims to explain methods of 

financial control using budgets. This 

includes 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 organisations. This includes the use

of financial statements, and accounting

standards. It also examines ways for 

raising finance over different periods of

time.

Financial Ratios

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 likely of future 

financial success.

Accountant

Bookkeeper

Debtors/Creditors Clerk

Marketing

Business Consultant





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