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ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting

UK Govt Ofqual Approved Course. No hidden fees. Tutorial support included. No Exams only Assignments based

UK Versity Online.


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26 weeks · Part-time
Level 5 Diploma - Extended Diploma in Accounting
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  • ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting - Free
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The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting has been designed to develop the understanding and skills of the regulatory requirements for tax and accountancy and how these frameworks are applied in the workplace. Learners completing this qualification will have a full understanding of what is to be expected from a professional accountant at work, able to produce and interpret a full range of financial information and accounts. The Level 5 Accounting qualification is available as a 120-credit Extended Diploma or a 60-credit diploma. The qualifications are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.


The learners have to complete 6 mandatory units to achieve the 120 credits.

  • Unit1: Financial Reporting
  • Unit 2: Financial Management
  • Unit 3: Financial and Management Control
  • Unit 4: Business Taxation
  • Unit 5: Quantitative Methods
  • Unit 6: Assurance

All course material, including presentations, handouts, and assignment briefs and e-books are made available to enrolled learners. In addition to this, the learners also get the course handbook and tutorial via emails to support the learning.


Level 5 Diploma - Extended Diploma in Accounting

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UK Versity is a British Accredited College (BAC) and an independent private higher education institution in the UK. Established in 2015 as an online provider of Ofqual regulated courses, we deliver educational RQF Level 2–8 courses globally using advanced technology from the UK. UK Versity's name is referred to as the home of online learning, as we are the only provider who has delivered over 10,000+ sessions of live teaching that are recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Visit the YouTube channel @ukversityonline to watch live delivery. This course can be studied online on a self-study basis or via live Zoom lectures.

7500+ students have successfully completed their qualifications with UK Versity.

The College provides:

1. Comprehensive course material provided via its learner management system, which includes books per module, presentations for all units, recorded lectures, articles, case studies and handouts
2. Onboarding for studies includes induction via Zoom, covering comprehensive discussions on course overview, systems demos, introduction to tutors, admin team and ongoing support to be able to complete the course
3. Live sessions are conducted via Zoom Meeting on weekends, and learners can join them to interact with lectures
4. Access it 24 x 7 on any device, anywhere in the world
5. Dedicated support via WhatsApp group chat, telephone and email (all week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m)
6. No exams. All coursework is assessed via assignments. Feedback is provided in 2–3 working days.

Who is this course for?

Introduction: The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting is an advanced program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in accounting or advance their existing careers in the field. Understanding the ideal candidates for this diploma is crucial for tailoring its content to meet the diverse needs of participants. This write-up explores the demographic, professional, and aspirational profiles of individuals who would benefit most from undertaking this certification.

  1. Accounting Students and Graduates:

    • Individuals currently studying accounting or recent graduates of accounting programs seeking to further their education and acquire practical skills to enhance their career prospects.
    • Students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of accounting principles, practices, and regulations to prepare for entry-level positions or pursue further education, such as professional accounting qualifications or advanced degrees.
    • Graduates aiming to transition smoothly into the workforce and develop the competencies required to excel in various accounting roles across different industries and sectors.
  2. Accounting Professionals Seeking Career Advancement:

    • Accounting professionals with some experience in the field looking to advance their careers, expand their skill set, and pursue higher-level positions with increased responsibilities and opportunities for growth.
    • Professionals working in accounting firms, corporate finance departments, or government agencies seeking to broaden their knowledge of advanced accounting topics, including financial reporting, taxation, auditing, and management accounting.
    • Individuals aiming to enhance their marketability and competitiveness in the job market by obtaining a recognized qualification that demonstrates their proficiency in accounting principles and practices.
  3. Career Changers Interested in Accounting:

    • Individuals from diverse professional backgrounds considering a career change into accounting and seeking to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make a successful transition.
    • Career changers attracted to the stability, opportunities for advancement, and job security offered by careers in accounting and looking to leverage their existing skills and experiences to pursue new opportunities in the field.
    • Professionals interested in exploring accounting as a viable career option and seeking comprehensive education and training to build a strong foundation in accounting principles and practices.
  4. Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners:

    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to gain a better understanding of accounting concepts and practices to effectively manage their business finances, make informed decisions, and ensure financial sustainability and growth.
    • Business owners seeking to improve their financial literacy, analyze financial statements, and implement sound accounting practices to enhance their business operations, attract investors, and maximize profitability.
    • Entrepreneurs interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to handle accounting tasks independently or collaborate effectively with accounting professionals to meet the financial reporting and compliance requirements of their businesses.
  5. Individuals Seeking Professional Development and Certification:

    • Professionals from various industries and sectors interested in obtaining a recognized accounting qualification to enhance their professional credentials, broaden their career opportunities, and increase their earning potential.
    • Individuals committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development, recognizing the importance of staying updated with the latest accounting standards, regulations, and industry trends.
    • Employees seeking to demonstrate their dedication to their profession and their commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and professional integrity in accounting practice.


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
• Learners must be over the age of 19 to study this qualification
• Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments

Career path

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 programs at some universities (see Progression Routes on the ATHE website).

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ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting

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