Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting


The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting has been designed to develop the essential understanding and skills needed to provide the awareness of the accountancy and tax regulatory environment, the operational requirements for the accounting and finance function and what is expected of a professional accountant and its purpose is to provide enough information for others to assess the value of a company for themselves. Successful completion of the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study in Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting or employment.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in junior management. They have also been developed with progression in mind out and unable learners/s to continue to a range of Bachelor’s degrees. The addition of our General Education pathway. If taken in combination with the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting.

Key Points

Level Diploma – Level 4
Credits 120
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 8– 12Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £2,750 (Online)
£5,000 (Hybrid)
Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and interpret accounting information to inform users and make decisions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills by identifying and analyzing accounting issues using relevant accounting frameworks.
  • Analyze financial and contextual information to make decisions, estimate costs and determine tax implications, audit risk, and engagement procedures.
  • Evaluate and mitigate the risk of non-congruent behaviour by implementing appropriate internal controls, incentives, and performance measures.

Career Direction

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Supervisor
  • Commercial Analyst

Further Education

Successful completion of the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting enables learners’ direct entry into Year 2nd of a three-year UK or pursue Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting or another sector.

This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country. If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Learners are required to complete 8 units to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting.

Unit Title
Mandatory Units
Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Budgetary Control
Cost and Management Accounting
Personal Taxation
Business Environment
Economics for Business
Law for Accounting

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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