ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting

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.

At a glance:

  • Provides 5 mandatory units for 120 credits
  • Provides 2 mandatory units for 60 credits
  • Designed with support from professionals
  • Graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Extended Diploma is 1,200 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 or download the Qualification Factsheet.

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:

  • 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 also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

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

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting can be studied as part of the progression route to gain IFA membership through the IFA Direct Programme. To view the brochure click here, or 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 – or

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting Core Units
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial and Management Control
  • Business Taxation
  • Quantitative Methods

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