Accounting

ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting has been designed to develop the essential understanding and skills needed to provide the awareness of the accountancy and tax regulatory environment, the operational requirements for the accounting and finance function and what is expected of a professional accountant.

The Level 3 Accounting qualification is available as a 60-credit Diploma. The qualifications are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

At a glance:

  • Provides 6 mandatory units for 60 credits
  • Designed with support from professionals
  • Graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Diploma is 600 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year
  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.

For more information, you can view the Qualification Specification.

Entry Criteria

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications.

Learners will need to have appropriate Level 2 standard in English and in particular Mathematics/Numeracy, so they can access relevant resources and complete the unit tasks and assignments.

Membership of a Professional Body – the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting can be studied as a pathway to joining the IFA Direct Programme and gaining IFA membership.  For further details click here.

ATHE qualifications can be used for progression to relevant bachelor’s and master’s top-up degrees through a growing number of UK and international universities.

The IFA is an internationally recognised professional accountancy membership body. It is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) the global accounting standard-setter and regulator. Further details can be obtained from the IFA – www.ifa.org.uk or education@ifa.org.uk