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Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business

Equivalent to Foundation Degree | 120 Credits | Study Support Available | International Accredited Qualification

Cambridge Management and Leadership School Ltd


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Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business
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Accounting and finance are at the very heart of business operations. From banking to manufacturing, from huge service industries to micro businesses, the ability to manage, plan and account for money is still the ultimate measure of business success and the key driver of growth.

The objective of the Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required by a middle manager in an organisation that may be involved in financial management, financial planning and control, financial reporting, taxation and people management.

International Recognition and Accreditation

Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business is an internationally recognised qualification accredited by Ofqual - UK Qualifications and Examination Regulator to UK Qualifications Framework at Level 5 and also accredited to European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

  • UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) (England) - Level 5
  • Qualification Accreditation Number is 603/3809/X
  • Qualification is awarded by OTHM Qualifications Awarding Organisation.

Skills Development

Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business

  • enable learners to understand key financial theories and working capital management.
  • Develop skills relating to financial planning and control including assessment of potential investment decisions and global strategies.
  • develop learners’ skills so that they can construct and use graphs, charts and diagrams for informed decision making
  • develop skills in financial accounting and management accounting for any sized organisation (public or private)
  • develop learners understanding of taxation principles, and the requirements for personal and business taxation in their country or region.
  • prepare learners for administrative, managerial and leadership roles

Start Date: 13th April / 21 April / Anytime after the course purchase


Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business

Awarded by OTHM Qualifications
Regulated by Ofqual


Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits

  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Planning and Control (20 credits)
  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Taxation Principles and Practices (20 credits)
  • People Management (20 credits)
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (20 credits)

Assessment Method

You will write one assignment for each unit. To achieve a ‘pass’ in each unit, learners will provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria.

How will you study?

You will study online via our Virtual Learning Platform (VLP), available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online. Our Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) will provide you with a structured way to start the course, access learning materials of each unit and write your assignments. You will have full support from the Online Chat Support team, tutor and help from Student Support.

Results and Certificate

You will be required to complete all units to pass the qualification. In this qualification, all of your marked work will go through quality assurance checks by external examiners before the awarding body of this qualification issue you the qualification certificate and units transcript.

Additional Note: Assessment Fees

Assessment fees of this course £800, learners will pay full with 20% discount (Fees payable - £640) or in eight monthly instalments of £100/month.

Assessment fees are mandatory for learners to pay at the time of registration. It includes

Marking your assignments by qualified and experienced assessors - you will get constructive and productive feedback on your submitted work.

Quality Assurance of assignments – your submitted work in accredited qualification go through the quality assurance checks by internal examiners and external awarding body before your achievement in the units are confirmed.

Registration, Transcript, and Certificate– Assessment fees includes certificate and transcript or the certificate of achievement cost of this course awarding / accreditation body OTHM Qualification.

Who is this course for?

Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business is suitable for learners in their career development in accounting, finance and business and to prepare them for managerial level jobs.

The qualification is also suitable for job progression, personal and professional development.


We expect learners to have experience or the previous level qualification to enrol in this qualification (in any sector/background).

Career path

This qualification will prepare learners for a variety of careers in accounting, finance and business such as management accountant, economic analyst, investment administrator, financial service manager, strategic planner, or finance manager. You will also progress to the University Year 3 Top Up BA/BSC (Hons) or Level 6 Diploma with us.

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Diane asked:

1. Which universities offer the Top Up? 2. How much does the Top Up cost? 3. Is the Top Up a BSc (Hons) or a BA (Hons)?


You can progress to the University of Portsmouth BA / BSC Hons Top Up final year (Level 6). University will charge you only the final year fees, you can contact them to know more about fees of their department Learning at Work.

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Diane asked:

If I purchase this course today (at the special price quoted) can i delay starting until June (when I hope to have my level 4 finished)?


Hi, yes you can start in June. Once purchased, you will get instruction to complete registration. You can mention this to the school.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.