Accounting and Finance Level 4 and 5

Accounting and finance are essential for a business's health. Combine your skills and broaden your knowledge of both with this combined Level 4 and 5 diploma.
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Accounting and Finance Level 4 and 5 online course

Develop your skills for a career in business accounting and finance with this combined Level 4 and 5 diploma. This online course is ideal for individuals looking to advance onto a university degree and ultimately, a successful career into a host of areas. Not only will you have the chance to hone your abilities as a finance professional, if that is the direction you want to take, but you could also progress into other fields, such as marketing, human resources, or consultancy, armed with the knowledge gained from your Level 5 in Business Management.

Delivered by Oxbridge in partnership with OBS, this combined diploma follows the Qualifi 610/0796/1 and 601/6049/4 respective course syllabuses, which are both recognised by Ofqual, and carries up to 240 UCAS credits, vital for progressing onto university courses. We have selected these syllabuses for their suitability to online learning.

You’ll benefit from studying online while still having the support from your own tutor at every stage. You’ll access a host of resources through your online portal, consisting of recommended reading, internet resources, and more. At the end of your Level 4 modules, you can choose to continue into Level 5 or defer.

Prepare for a rewarding, insightful career with this combined diploma and achieve business goals with Oxbridge and Online Business School.

What you will learn

  1. Level 4, Unit 1: The business environment

    The first Level 4 module explores the external issues that impact the business and its operation. These include economics, international dimensions, and competition, amongst others.

  2. Level 4, Unit 2: Managing and using finance

    You’ll explore key aspects of accounting from a business perspective and the role it plays in guiding business decisions and make informed choices.

  3. Level 4, Unit 3: Maximising resources to achieve business success

    Here, you’ll understand the implications of failing to dedicate sufficient attention to resources and the effects this can have on profitability.

  4. Level 4, Unit 4: Quantitative skills

    From this module, you’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the various numeric exercises businesses use in accounting and how these are used in the wider context of operation.

  5. Level 4, Unit 5: Basic accounting

    This module enhances your knowledge of accounts and how these can be used to give an insight into the overall health of an organisation.

  6. Level 4, Unit 6: Budgetary control

    In this module, you’ll explore the methods used within budgets and financial control. You’ll then use the information to complie a master budget and develop fair departmental budgets.

  7. Level 4, Unit 7: Financial performance

    This module demonstrates how financial performance is assessed within organisations and the importance of financial statements in raising finance in the long term.

  8. Level 4, Unit 8: Financial ratios

    You’ll explore how to apply commonly-used financial ratios and examine key aspects, such as liquidity, solvency, gearing and profitability.

  9. Level 4, Unit 9: Financial statements

    This module enables you describe what goes into preparing financial statements using numerous vital key concepts.

  10. Level 4, Unit 10: Further ratios

    In this last Level 4 module, you’ll understand how financial efficiency is determined. You’ll expand your knowledge of debt repayment capacity and investment appraisal, which will allow you to assess the liklihood of future financial success.

  11. Level 5, Unit 1: The entrepreneurial manager

    This first Level 5 module explores the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

  12. Level 5, Unit 2: Organisation structures

    You’ll understand why organisations are structured in a certain way and what determines an optimum business structure, using numerous models and key theories.

  13. Level 5, Unit 3: Practical accounting analysis

    In this module, you’ll complete a series of accounting exercises to understand the information these can present and how to conduct the analysis that is needed.

  14. Level 5, Unit 4: Business planning and goal setting

    You’ll address key questions within a business’s goal-setting and aim to create clear plans to achieve vital objectives.

  15. Level 5, Unit 5: Politics and business

    Here, you’ll understand the influence politics plays in business and how helps and hinders operations.

  16. Level 5, Unit 6: Business Law

    This module introduces you to the statutory responsibilities of managers and the legal requirements of individual business executives.

  17. Level 5, Unit 7: Managing in today’s world

    This module focuses on the importance of governance and equality and why these are essential when conducting business ethically and responsibly.

  18. Level 5, Unit 8: Performance management

    Here, you’ll understand how businesses grow with their people and explores how measures such as CPD and reward structures are key in this growth.

  19. Level 5, Unit 9: Marketing and sales planning

    This module examines how you can analyse markets, customer data, and competitors, and bring this information together into a cohesive plan.

  20. Level 5, Unit 10: Quantitative skills

    By successfully completing this final Level 5 module, you’ll have complete knowledge of various numeric exercises and how you can use these within the wider context of business.

Awarding Body

Qualifi is a leading 21st century Awarding Organisation founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe serving the needs of learners and employers in the UK and worldwide every year.

You’ll learn from Qualifi 610/0796/1 and 601/6049/4 course syllabuses recognised by Ofqual. These syllabuses have been selected for their suitability to online learning.

This online course also carries up to 240 UCAS credits, which are used as part of university applications.

Course Outcome

This combined Level 4 and 5 combined diploma in accounting and finance is the equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study. You can then progress to complete your degree at one of the UK’s top universities.

How is this course assessed or examined?

This course is made up of a total of 20 modules; 10 at each level. You’ll be assessed based on six written assignments at Level 5, approximately 2 000 – 3 000 words each.

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. Completing this course gives you the opportunity to top up your course with the final year at a UK university.

Entry requirements

To enrol on the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling in level 5, you must complete level 4 or equivalent .