ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Accounting



Do you dream of building a career in accounting? Are you searching for the perfect course to gain core accounting skills?

You are in the right place. Take this opportunity to transform yourself into a highly skilled and recognised accounting expert, by enrolling on our exclusive ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Accounting course.

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Accounting course is accredited by ATHE, the fastest growing Awarding Organisation across the UK. ATHE is a long-standing, Ofqual-regulated Awarding Organisation, ensuring that your certification is professional and recognised.

This accredited qualification is a knowledge-based qualification designed to provide knowledge of the accountancy and tax regulatory framework, the organisational criteria for the accounting and finance function, and what is required of a skilled accountant

Upon completing this course, you will have the skills and practical knowledge to ensure your professional position, progress further to higher level professional qualifications, and climb the career ladder in no time

Take this course and get certified to work at a nationally accredited standard.

Note: Learners will not get any additional study materials with the concerned units. However, all necessary forms and guidance will be provided to the learners for assignment submission.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a breadth of knowledge and understanding of accounting topics, especially in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)
  • Deepen the knowledge of accounting within an organisation
  • Develop efficiency to prepare financial reporting statements for different types of organisations
  • Learn about budgetary control
  • Benefit from optional units in specific specialisations that are specifically relevant to the field, and promote career growth 
  • Build a foundation for continued learning and professional development
  • Acquire the ability to make critical evaluation decisions

Guided Learning Hours:

These hours comprise all guidance or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer, or other appropriate education or training providers.

The GLH for this qualification is 240

Total Qualification Time:

The total qualification time comprises The Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and an average number of hours that a learner is likely to spend in training, research, or any other form of learning, including evaluation, as directed by, but not under the guidance of, an instructor or supervisor.

The average amount of time it takes a learner to reach the level of achievement required for the award of the qualification is 600 hours, with one credit equaling 10 hours of learning. 

The Total Credit value is 60

Method of Assessment:

The assessment tasks consist of a few short assignments. You must demonstrate general reading and provide references in your work.

Methods of assessment include:

  • A case study or an academic paper for each unit
  • A portfolio of evidence relating to a particular unit 
  • One micro-teaching session (which can be submitted as a recorded video)

All assignments should be submitted through the online portal.

Who is this course for?

This ATHE Level, 4 Diploma in Accounting, applies to the following:

  • Those ambitious learners who have already worked in the accounting sector 
  • Those studying Accounting for their higher qualification 
  • Individuals who have the enthusiasm  to gain the qualification


  • Learners must be over the age of 18.
  • Must have a GCE Advanced level qualification with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4 and above
  •  ATHE Level 3 Diploma
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • Must also have an appropriate standard of English, Maths and IT
  • For those whom English is not the first language, IELTS 5.5 or CAE162+ or an approved equivalent are recommended

Career Path:

This ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Accounting will enable you to utilise your gained expertise in a broad range of promising career opportunities, such as:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Financial Auditor
  • Revenue Tax Specialist
  • Assurance Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Investment Analyst
  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Equity Research Analyst


To learn about what each qualification means, please check out this file.

To learn about the differences between Award, Diploma and Certificate, please read this file.

After enrolling, you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find the resources, guidance, assignments and tips you need to succeed with your studies. You will get dedicated support from a student mentor who will provide you with the tips and guidance throughout the course. The mentor will guide you in understanding the guidance, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course and will also suggest additional study materials so that you can study the topics thoroughly. You will have a clear understanding of the requirements of each unit for getting qualified. You can contact with the mentor through email any time. After submitting all the assignments, you will get detailed feedback from our qualified assessor, if needed. It will help you prepare in the best possible way and find out any flaws that can prevent you getting qualified.

Yes, all the costs are included in the price. However, you may have to pay some extra for certain condition and qualification.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of our courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

To learn about the difference between CPD course and Regulated Qualification, please read this file.

UCAS points (also known as UCAS Tariff points) are a way of measuring the relative value of all post-16 qualifications in the UK.

Course Curriculum

Application Form
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Unit 1: Financial Accounting
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Learner Manual
LO1: Understand the regulatory framework for financial reporting
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LO2: Be able to prepare and interpret a statement of cash flows
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LO3: Be able to prepare a credit control policy
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Unit 2: Financial Accounting
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LO1: Understand the relationship between organisational ownership and the nature of financial reporting statements
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LO2: Understand the role of accounting and accounting records within an organisation
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LO3: Be able to prepare financial reporting statements for different types of organisation
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LO4: Be able to use techniques to measure performance and assess the financial position of organisations
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Unit 3: Budgetary Control
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LO1: Understand financing options for different organisations
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LO2: Understand how organisations manage cash flow and working capital
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LO3: Be able to prepare budgets and report on variances
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Unit 4: Cost and Management Accounting
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LO1:Understand cost accounting techniques and pricing strategies
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LO2: Be able to use cost accounting techniques and pricing strategies
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LO3: Understand employee management techniques used to improve quality
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