Level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance


Extended Diploma in Accounting & Finance is one of the best courses to study at Alex Business School. This course is for Accounting and Finance professionals and is at the very heart of business operations. From banking to manufacturing, from huge service industries to micro businesses, the ability to manage, plan and account for money is still the ultimate measure of business success and the key driver of growth. Many accountants occupy key managerial positions in business, yet few are qualified managers. In the increasingly complex modern business environment, there is a high demand for skilled professionals who can work flexibly in teams across business boundaries. The qualification equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to pursue high level careers in all types of organisations in the public and private sector and within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in higher management. By completing the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance, learners are able to progress onto a Master’s top-up degrees in accounting and finance-related subjects.

Key Points

Level Level 7
Credits 120
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 8– 12 Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,250 (Online)

£ 6,250 (Hybrid or Blended)

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 behavior 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 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance enables learnersto progress into or within employment and /or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are able to progress onto a Master’s top-up degrees in accounting and finance-related subjects

Progression Routes: Progression to a Master’s top-up at a range of university partners

Examples of University Progression

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.

  • We normally require a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or Professional job following graduation

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 5 units to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance


Unit Title
Mandatory Units
Corporate Reporting for Strategic Business –Advanced
Core Financial Management-Advanced
Management for Strategic Performance –Advanced
UK Taxation for Business and Individuals
Audit and Compliance Advanced

* 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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