UK LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

The Undergraduate Level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) are a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

This course is made up of 10: Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 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 : 240

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

Year 1

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.

Year 2

The Entrepreneurial Manager

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

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ

 between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up 

organisational 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 Goal Setting

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 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 Today’s World

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

Performance Management

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 analyse 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.

 

Accountant

Bookkeeper

Debtors/Creditors Clerk

Marketing

Business Consultant

UK Office of Qualifications and 

Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 240

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

Year 1

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.

Year 2

The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the 

skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the 

way they are? What determines the 

optimum structure and how does it differ

 between organisations? In this module, 

learners will look at the numerous 

models and theories that make up 

organisational 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 Goal Setting

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 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 Today’s World

Business in the modern world. This 

module focuses on governance and 

equality as a means to do right in 

business.

Performance Management

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 analyse 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.

 

Accountant

Bookkeeper

Debtors/Creditors Clerk

Marketing

Business Consultant





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