The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting is a 120 credit Ofqual Regulated Qualification equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree. It can be studied as part of the progression route to gain IFA membership through the IFA Direct Programme. Learners completing this qualification will have a full understanding of what is to be expected from the professional accountant at work, able to produce and interpret a full range of financial information and accounts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to define, demonstrate, and implement basic accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economic principles.
  • Know how to use information to aid business processes and activities including problem solving and decision-making.
  • Learn how to apply quantitative expertise to assist in the analysis and resolution of business issues, as well as the identification and utilisation of business opportunities.
  • Be able to employ communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Understand an accountants’ ethical and social obligations in ensuring the accuracy of financial records.
  • Develop a working knowledge of internal control issues and the regulatory environment’s effect on financial reporting.

Course Details

Course Module

  • Financial Reporting 
  • Financial Management
  • Financial and Management Control
  • Business Taxation 
  • Quantitative Methods 

Entry Requirements

  • ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting
  • Other related level 4 subjects such as the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Finance qualification, there are a number of progression opportunities available to learners.

  • Learners may progress to the Level 6 Diploma in Accounting and Finance
  • Learners may progress to the final 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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Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting by ATHE, UK.

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