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

The Undergraduate Level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) carries a 240 credit course designed for a fast track students to the final year leading to an associated Undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting. This can be completed either on campus in the UK or by distance learning .

The Level 4 is equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 is equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

This course is made up of 10 modules (120 credits) at level 4 and 10 modules (120 credits) at level 5. There is a mandatory of 10 assignments per level. If  student studies only  Level 4 he/she will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.

Each module needs of approximately 40 hours learning material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material.These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. A full explanation of how you will be assessed can be found here.

Course Fees
The fee for enroling onto this courses(level 4 & 5) together is £1620. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1350 each.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
What is Included in The Cost Of My Course?

All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support

University Top-Up
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, you need to contact A1StudyCenter directly for assessment and registration. You have the option of finishing on campus, Costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.

Northampton University

University of Derby

University of Worcester

University of Sunderland – On Campus

University of Bolton 

BA (Hons) Top-up, duration 2 semesters

New Buckinghamshire University 

BA (Hons) Top-up,

Coventry University 

BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management,

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Business.
Bachelor of Business Administration.
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management.
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management.
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University.

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Undergraduate Top up to BA

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit for more information.

Am I Eligible For This Progamme?

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.

Level 4 Module Listing

Developing Personal Skills

This module will help to develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business.There would be a concentration 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

Business environment is what it matters. This would entail an exploration issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into micro and macro economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process. Understanding the P’s of marketing.

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. This would help to understand more about tactical and strategic planning.

Managing Ethically

Without business ethics we would not survive any business. This helps to explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation

We all go through change and culture do helps a lot .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. Accounting module would help to learn the debit and credit aspects in order to make sound decision making and budgeting.

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. Without Financial management we would not be able to forecast the company running.

Level 5 Module Listing

The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.How to be good as an entrepreneur. Definitely we need specific skills and understanding of how to run and take appropriate decision .

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 organisational facets of how and what we need in the smooth running of the company .

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. This helps in decision making.

Business Planning and Goal Setting

Without proper planning , nothing can be achieved . Where we want the company to move forward with a designed objective.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

There is politics everywhere , internally and externally. 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

All business needs a legal framework be it from the start either being a sole trader or a company. Rules are different. We would explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World

We would explore latest trends of management for sound running  of business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management

We would discuss about team management and its understanding of 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.

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.

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

Accounting and Finance, University 1st Year (Level 4)

Accounting and Finance, University 2nd Year (Level 5)