Accounting and Finance, University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)



Course Overview

The online Level 4 and 5 ‘Accounting and Finance Diploma’ is equivalent to the first and second year of an undergraduate university degree. With the option to take either a single level, or both combined, in total this 240 credit course has 10 modules for each level, each with a written assignment.



  • Course Duration: 700 - 1800 hours
  • Start Date: Flexible as per the students requirements.
  • Application Deadline: Flexible as per the students requirements.
  • Mode of Delivery: Online
  • Study Type: Full or Part-Time
  • Tuition Fees: £1,599 (for one level) - £1,995 (for both levels)



Awarding Body

 Awarding Body ATHE

Course Description

The Accounting and Finance Diploma is a great way for students to reach their final year of a Finance and Accounting Undergraduate Degree - online and at their own pace. Providing learners with the 240 credits they need, the level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma) are equivalent to the first and second years of an undergraduate degree.


For each level our students must complete 10 modules. Each module comes with approximately 40 guided learning hours, which include personal tutor support, webinars, all required materials, and a social learning forum where they can get support from their fellow students. All of these components will help students to complete the written assignments that accompany each module - and which are assessed by our expert lecturers who provide all learners with personal feedback.


On completion of this course students will have the skills they need to either apply for further education and complete their undergraduate degree, or enter straight into the world of work, and pursue a career in marketing, accounting, human resource management, or business consultancy.



Course Requirements

For Level 4:
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have completed your secondary school education.

For Level 5:
  • In addition to the above, you must also have completed Level 4 or equivalent.


Course Fees: How to Pay & What’s Included

  • Tuition Fee:

    £1,599 (for one level) - £1,995 (for both levels)


  • Payment Plan:

    This fee can be paid in one payment or interest-free monthly instalments.


  • Payment Methods:

    At TWC, we accept any of the following payment methods - Credit or debit card, Bank transfer, Paypal, or Western Union.


  • Included in the Fee:

    All course materials, personal tutor support, live online classes, assignment marking and feedback, exams, and upon completion of the course, career support - including CV workshops.




Level 4 Modules & Assignments

Level 4 is made up of 10 core modules (as listed below). For each module you must complete a written assignment, each of which is approximately 5000 - 8000 words long.


  • The Business Environment:

    Exploring economics, international dimensions, and competitions - including external factors that may affect a business.


  • Managing and Using Finance:

    Learning about key areas of accounting, specifically looking at how accountancy is used to guide management level decision making.


  • Maximising Resources to Achieve Business Success:

    Teaching the importance of being observant in order to maximise resources and achieve business success.


  • Quantitative Skills:

    Gaining the knowledge of numeric exercises and their use within business.


  • Basic Accounting:

    Grasping the key concepts of accounts and their use in giving insight into the heath of an organisation.


  • Budgetary Control:

    Explaining financial control methods, including the use of budgets - both master and departmental.


  • Financial Performance:

    Demonstrating how to assess financial performance by covering financial statements, accounting standards, and raising finance.


  • Financial Ratios:

    Understanding the financial ratio - which includes examining liquidity, solvency, gearing, and profitability.


  • Financial Statements:

    Focussing on the three financial statements - including the preseperation, presentation, and accounting concepts used.


  • Further Ratios:

    Establishing how to determine financial efficiency, by understanding debt repayment capacity and investment appraisal, in order to predict financial success.




Level 5 Modules & Assignments

Level 5 is made up of 10 core modules (as listed below). For each module you must complete a written assignment, each of which is approximately 5000 - 8000 words long:


  • The Entrepreneurial Manager:

    Covering the basics of what it means to be an entrepreneur and the skills and qualities it takes to be one.


  • Organisation Structures:

    Looking at the different models and theories that make up the organisational structure, including how they differ between businesses.


  • Practical Accounting Analysis:

    Understanding what accounts tell us and the action that analysis can create.


  • Business Planning and Goal Setting:

    Teaching the importance of goals and objectives to a business’ success.


  • Politics and Business:

    Educating learners on the impact of politics in business, including economic impact, exports, and government support.


  • Business Law:

    Looking into the legalities of business’ and their executives by exploring the statutory responsibilities of managers.


  • Managing in Today’s World:

    Focusing specifically on business in the modern world and looking at governance and equality as a means to do right in business.


  • Performance Management:

    Developing an understanding of the relationship between a business and its employees by reviewing reward structures, CPD, training, and development.


  • Marketing and Sales Planning:

    Analysing how to cohesively bring markets, customers, competitors, and products together.


  • Quantitative Skills:

    Gaining a more in-depth knowledge of numeric exercises and their advanced use within business.



Further Study Opportunities

On completion of this course, successful students will have the credits they need to apply for admission to a range of top UK universities, including:


  • Northampton University:

    BA (Hons) in Business and Management (Top-up), and BSc (Hons) in International Accounting (Top-up)


  • University of Derby:

    Undergraduate Top up to BA


  • Edinburgh Napier University:

    BA in Business Management (Top-Up), BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up), and BA in Sales Management (Top-Up)


  • University of Worcester: B

    A (Hons) Business Administration Final Year (Top-up)


  • University of Bolton:

    BA (Hons) Top-up


  • Buckinghamshire New University:

    BA (Hons) Top-up


  • Coventry University:

    BA (Hons) Top-up – the progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management


  • Coventry University:

    BA (Hons) Top-up – the progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management


  • University of Portsmouth:

    BA (Hons) Business, BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies, BA (Hons) Professional Studies, BSc (Hons) Professional Studies, BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies, and BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management


  • University of Sunderland:

    B BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3)


  • Anglia Ruskin University:

    BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year), and BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up)


  • Southern Cross University:

    Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management, Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, and Bachelor of Business in Tourism & Hospitality Management



Both UK and EU students could be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. For more information, please visit www.slc.co.uk for more details. For more information about course details (i.e. online or on-campus), course fees, and European university options, please get in touch with a member of the team.



Career Opportunities

Completion of the ‘Accounting and Finance’ diploma, will leave graduating students with new skills and qualifications that will advance their career - especially if they are looking to enter into the field of accountancy or finance. If students then choose to progress to University level, completion of the final year of an accompanying accredited undergraduate degree will give them all the credentials and confidence they need to pursue and succeed in a career in marketing, accounting, human resources, management, or business consultancy.



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