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Accounting and Finance Level 4 – Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

OBS036

Are you looking to pursue a career in accounting, or even further your knowledge in the field? Then this Accounting and Finance Level 4 course could be just for you. By diving into accounting from a business management point of view, you'll learn how accounting can help management to make decisions.

Course duration

Up to five years.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (610/0796/1).

Entry requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age to enrol on this course, as well as having already completed secondary education.

Assessment

Online assessments and written assignments.

Course Options

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

 
£1,799.00
or £59.64 /month*
Course code: OBS036
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Course overview

  • Develop your knowledge of how to look at accounting from a business perspective and understand how accounting can help management to make decisions.
  • Learn more about the basics of accounting and the budgetary controls available such as developing budgets for each department.
  • Understand how to assess the financial performance of an organisation can be assessed.
  • Study commonly used financial ratios such as liquidity, solvency and gearing, as well as how they can be used to determine the financial efficiency.

This ATHE Level 4 course gives you the equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance. For those who want to broaden their knowledge in accounting, it has been designed to develop the essential understanding and skills needed to understand the accountancy and tax regulatory environment, what is expected of a professional accountant, and the operation requirements to succeed in accounting and finance.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their accounting and finance knowledge.
  • Learners that want to go onto university and further learning.
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in accounting, finance or bookkeeping.

Future career options:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Finance manager
  • Management accountant
  • External auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • Internal auditor
  • Business analyst

Course content

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  • Explore external issues that may affect the business, such as economics, nature, competition, and international dimensions.

  • Study key areas of accounting from a business perspective, as well as how accountancy can inform, and guide decisions made by management.

  • Understand the importance of managing resources and how they can help the organisation to achieve significant gains.

  • Improve your knowledge of numeric exercises and how they can be used within the context of the business.

  • You will understand accounts and how they can provide valuable insights into the health of the business.

  • Explore the methods of financial control using budgets, including developing and implementing departmental budgets which are then combined to form a master budget.

  • Understand how financial performance can be assessed in organisations, including the use of financial statements and accounting standards.

  • Learn more about the application and meaning of commonly used financial ratios.

  • Study the preparation and presentation of the three financial statements.

  • Improve your knowledge of how to determine financial efficiency, including debt repayment capacity and investment appraisals to assess the future financial success of the organisation.

Awarding body

Qualifi are recognised as an awarding organisation by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Their qualifications meet the demands of employers and learners both vocationally and academically. Qualifi allow learners to achieve degrees and masters degrees through their progression routes with universities.

Meanwhile, Online Business School offer learning pathways for you with a fast track through to a UK university qualification, either on campus or online learning.

They work with Ofqual-recognised awarding organisations for the verification of our programmes. These standards ensure that people who study an Online Business School course receive a high-level quality education alongside a certificate that is recognised universally by universities and employers.

Extra information

This course is assessed through online assessments and written assignments. Once you have completed each module, you will be provided with an online assessment of 30 multiple-choice questions to complete.

Once each module and online assessment is completed you will be provided with the details for each written assessment. Each assessment is between 3000 – 5000 words long.

You will have access to your course and materials for five years. This is more than enough time to give you the flexibility to work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Each module contains 40 guided learning hours of study material, and an additional 30-50 hours of optional materials are also provided. These include resources such as exercises, additional reading, internet resources and self-testing exercises.

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or online, depending on the study method you choose. If you choose to study online, your login details will be emailed to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away.

One-to-one Skype sessions with your tutor will be provided, as well as interactive and informative webinars. Students can also get help from a community of students/tutors in an online social learning forum to help along the journey.

This course is taught via Online Business School. Upon completion of this course, students will receive a Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance – 610/0796/1. This qualification is fully regulated by Ofqual.

The Level 4 modules and assessments are equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Upon completion of the Accounting and Financing Level 4 course, you will be able to progress onto a final year of an accredited undergraduate degree programme or equivalent. Not only that, but you can also decide to move up and complete the Level 5 Accounting and Financing course.

Take a read of our ‘How to Become an Accountant‘ career guide.

FAQs

In order to enrol onto this course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have completed secondary education.

You may start at any time and have up to five years to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support with one-to-one Skype sessions
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • *Exclusive Open Study College study pack including pen, highlighter, and notebook

*Not included with the online study option

No. This course is assessed based on tutor-marked assignments.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Each online multiple-choice assessment will be marked immediately, and the results will be shown on screen.

Once you have completed your written assessments, these will be marked and returned to you. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded your certificate.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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