The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting has been programmed to evolve the vital comprehension and proficiency one needs to deliver the cognizance of accountancy and tax regulatory environment. The course further covers the operational essentials of the accounting and finance function and expands to provide the requirements of a professional accountant.
The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting is a 120 credit Ofqual Regulated Qualification equivalent to an A Level or Access to HE qualification.
This qualification can be studied as part of the progression route to gain IFA membership through the IFA Direct Programme.

Learning Outcomes

  • The learner will be well-versed in accountancy and tax regulatory environment
  • The learner will gain an in-depth knowledge of accounting and finance function  
  • The learner will achieve expertise in accountancy
  • The learner will acquire the identity of a professional accountant

Course Details

Course Module

  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Budgetary Control
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Personal Taxation
  • Business Environment
  • Economics for Business
  • Law for Accounting

Entry Requirements

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4 and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
  • An access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications


Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting by ATHE, UK.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance qualification, there are a number of progression opportunities available to learners.

  • Learners may progress to the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting
  • Learners may progress to the second year of degree programmes at some universities (see Progression Routes on the ATHE website).
  • By completing the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting, the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting and at least three years’ experience within the accounting sector, learners will be eligible for Associate Membership of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) by completing just two further modules: 301 Assurance and 302 Advanced Taxation
  • The IFA is an internationally recognised professional accountancy membership body. It is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) the global accounting standard-setter and regulator. Further details can be obtained from the IFA – or


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