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Accounting and Finance

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


Online Business School

Summary

Price
£1,995 inc VAT
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Monthly instalments are available

Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Level 4 Diploma in Finance and Accounting (QCF)
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Overview

The Undergraduate Level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) are a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

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.

This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 8 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.

Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material.These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.

Once you enrol with Online Business School, you will receive a ‘Student Pack’ containing the following:

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90
  • FREE laptop *if fees are paid in full*
  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course.

Use code 'reed20' for 20% off your course fees.

Qualification

Level 4 Diploma in Finance and Accounting (QCF)

Description

Level 4

Developing Personal Skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective Communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The Business Environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing Ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and Customer Service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of Accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial Management and Control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

Level 5

The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Goal Setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and Business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and Sales Planning

Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules,students will be given access to the assignments.The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each.Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to further their career or education in:

Marketing

Accounting

Human resources

Management or business consultancy

Requirements

To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education.

Before enroling onto the Level 5 course, you must have attained a Level 4 or equivalent.

Career path

Successful completion of The Undergraduate Level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in:

Marketing

Accounting

Human resources

Management or business consultancy.

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.

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