Accounting Diploma

Accounting Diploma Level 4 Endorsed by ABC Awards with Study materials tutor support

Brentwood Open learning College


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Offer ends 14 July 2020
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Online, self-paced
260 Hours
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Accounting Diploma

Accounting Endorsed Certificate from Certificate of Achievement. This Level 4 Accounting course takes students from the basic Accounting fundamentals to the various Accounting concepts used by the Accountants for keeping records of the capital expenditure of a company. From understanding debits and credits and using simple T-accounts to closing out the Accounts at the end of an Accounting period, producing the statement of retained earnings and balance sheet, you will learn how each step is completed in Accounting.

Over the Accounting course of 10 insightful modules, learners are gradually introduced to the mechanics of corporate Accounting, along with an exploration of the importance and potential value of proactive financial management. A series of key financial reports are investigated in-depth, along with a variety of financial analysis tools and the different types of Accounting in Accountancy. Business budgeting is also introduced and explored from a contemporary corporate perspective.

Discover what it takes to succeed in the dynamic world of Accounting and finance, with this endorsed Level 4 Accounting Diploma! Study from anywhere in the world at a pace that suits you, for the chance to join one of the most rewarding and potentially-lucrative industries. Accounting helps businesses to measure, monitor and plan their operations. Accounting Businesses worldwide rely on the knowledge, talents and input of professional Accountants to remain both profitable and viable. Build the skills and confidence in this Accounting field to work as a qualified Accountant and there’s no telling where your career may take you!


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Accounting Diploma


If you have a knack for numbers and thrive on every challenge that comes your way, we’ll take care of the rest! This exclusive Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance introduces all key aspects of this fascinating subject. Explore profit and loss accounts, balance sheet preparation, cash flow statements, operating capital, budgeting and so much more besides. Take the first important steps towards the career you know you’re capable of, with this inspiring Level 4 Accounting and Finance Diploma!

Learning Outcomes

On Accounting course completion the learner should be able to;

  • Understand core duties and responsibilities of an Accountant
  • Explore the roles, advantages and limitations of contemporary corporate Accounting.
  • Identify and describe the three basic forms of business organizations;
  • Discuss four main types of financial statements;
  • Understand how to organize and record financial transactions;
  • Outline the steps in the Accounting cycle;
  • Understand how to work with t-accounts and journals;
    Explain how to close out a set of accounts using a worksheet;
  • Describe how to prepare a classified balance sheet;
  • Understand what are sales variances, overhead variances, labour variances and cost variances
  • Explain how to determine optimal cash balance.

Accounting - Course Syllabus:

The Accounting Diploma consists of the following units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Accounting and Finance

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting
  • Objectives of Accounting
  • Scope of Accounting
  • Functions of Accounting
  • Advantages of Accounting
  • Limitations of Accounting
  • Evolution of Modern Accounting
  • Branches of Accounting
  • Modern View of Accounting
  • Accounting Cycle
  • Plus more

Unit 2 - Role of an Accountant

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Role of an Accountant
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Debit and Credit
  • Types of Accounts
  • Distinction between Book-Keeping and Accounting
  • Organisation for Accounting and Finance
  • Bases of Accounting
  • Accounting Terminology
  • Plus more

Unit 3 - Accounting Concepts & Standards

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Concepts of accounting
  • Accounting Framework
  • Standards of accounting
  • Plus more

Unit 4 - Journal and Subsidiary Books

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Journal And Subsidiary
  • Advantages of Journal
  • Sub-Division of Journal
  • Ledger
  • Distinction between Journal and Ledger
  • Subsidiary Books
  • Basic Document for Subsidiary Books
  • Advantage of Subsidiary Books
  • Imprest System
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Profit and Loss Accounts

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Statement of Profit and Loss
  • Measurement of Income
  • Preparation of Profit or Loss Account
  • Plus more

Unit 6 - Balance Sheet

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Balance Sheet
  • Purpose of Financial Statements
  • Prepare a Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Analyze a Balance Sheet
  • Current Ratio
  • Quick Ratio
  • Working Capital
  • Debt/Worth Ratio
  • Plus more

Unit 7 - Cash Flow Statements

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Cash Flow
  • Initial Investment
  • Cash
  • Receivables
  • Inventory, Supplies, and Prepaid Expenses
  • Sources of Funds
  • Funds from Operations
  • Uses and Application of Funds
  • Plus more

Unit 9 - Budgeting

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Budget
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgetary Control
  • Installing a Budgetary Control System
  • Responsibility for Budgeting
  • Key Factor
  • Sales Work Sheet
  • Fixed and Flexible Budgets
  • Plus more

Unit 11 - Financial Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Categories of Financial Management
  • Scope of Financial Management
  • Finance Functions
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Plus more

Unit 12 - Investment Methods

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Investment Methods
  • Types of Investment Proposals
  • Project Report
  • Methods of Appraisal
  • Depreciation, Tax, and Inflows
  • Cost of Capital
  • Limitations of Investment Appraisal Techniques
  • Plus more

Accounting - Course Benefits

When studying for a Level 4 - Accounting with Brentwood Open Learning College, every candidate enjoys the following benefits:

  • The dedicated support of an experienced, qualified and professional tutor for ongoing assistance while completing your course.
  • Complete access to recommend reference books, study aids and more via our extensive e-library.
  • The opportunity to earn a endorsed certificate from a respected and recognised awarding organization.
  • Provision of all essential course materials and lecture notes, along with case studies, practical exercises and key supporting documentation.
  • 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform and convenient online assessments at the end of each unit.

Accounting - Course Material

All course materials are included in the Accounting Diploma Level 4 course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.

Our distance learning Accounting Diploma Level 4 course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your Accounting course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links

Accounting - Course assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the Accounting Level 4 Diploma course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.

Tutor Support

When you enrol on a Accounting course with Brentwood Open Learning College you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor’s help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress.

*Note: This Accounting course is offered on special discounted price on REED only and does not include awarding body accreditation charges. At the end of the Accounting course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £95 accreditation fee and postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK).

Who is this course for?

Accounting Diploma

Our popular Accounting - Diploma Level 4 is suitable for anyone looking to improve their personal competencies and career prospects with a endorsed

distance learning Accounting program. Whether interested in advancing a current career or exploring an entirely new discipline for the first time, targeted studies could make all the difference. Existing accountants interested in boosting their professional profiles could also benefit from this Accounting course, as could entrepreneurs and business owners at all levels.


Accounting Diploma

There is no particular entry requirement for Accounting Diploma. We do not ask for any previous qualification or experience.

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £95 accreditation fee.There are £9 postal charges for the UK students and £15 for the non UK students.

Certificate of Completion from BOLC

Certificate of Completion from BOLC (soft copy) can be claimed for £10. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25 + postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK)

Career path

Accounting Diploma

Upon successful completion of our Level 4 Accounting Diploma, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Accountant
  • Account Manager
  • Accounting Clerk Leader
  • Accounting Supervisor


  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance Level 5
  • Diploma in Forensic Accounting Level 4
  • Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting Level 5

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M Fitzgibbon asked:

Dear Reed, what exams are involved and is there a hard copy of the course (paper version)? Is the course by assessments and are there other costs?


Dear Fitzgibbon, The courses are assignment based. After each course unit, you will complete an assignment which you will submit to your tutor for marking and move on to your next unit to complete the course. In the end, you will be assessed by your submitted assignments and there will be no formal exam to take at the end. On course completion students can claim endorsed certificate by paying £95 accreditation fee. Certificate postal charges will be £9 for UK and £15 for outside of UK.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

L K Wong asked:

Why the same course on Bentwood website is more expensive ? Any difference?


Dear L K Wong, We have advertised some courses on REED for a special discounted offer of £99. Normal course fee for all our diploma courses is £560. However, when enrolled through this offer you will have to pay £95 for the endorsed certificate if you want to claim that at the end plus there are £9 postal charges for UK students and £15 for the non-UK students.

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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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