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Diploma in Accounting & Business Level (4 & 5)

(Ofqual Approved Qualifications) Equivalent to Year 1st & 2nd of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree)

Diploma in Accounting & Business Level (4 & 5)

Who can benefit from Diploma in Accounting & Business Program?

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. Our Diploma in Accounting & Business will equip learners with valuable Accounting & Business skills to succeed in the field of modern corporate.

The Accounting & Business course at level 4 and 5 is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree program at any UK University.


Learning Objectives:


Upon completion of the Diploma in Accounting & Business, interested students may further their education by enrolling in a top up program at an accredited UK university. Students will have the option of finishing their degree either online or in person at campus. The associated costs will vary based on the mode of instruction.

Below are some examples of UK universities with top up degree options. Students can apply directly to a university of their choice for further studies. In addition, our counselors will also be available to assist with the application process.

Qualification structure


The Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT).

Mandatory units

  • The Accountant’s Environment (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (20 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (20 credits)
  • Management Accounting (20 credits)
  • Management Concepts and Practice (20 credits)
  • Business Economics (20 credits)

The Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT).

Mandatory units

  • 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)

University top-up


University of Chichester

BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up

Northampton University

BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up

University of Derby

Undergraduate Top up to BA

Course Requirements


Students wishing to enroll in this program must have completed intermediate level of study (Grade 12). Each module of the course consists of approximately 50 guided learning hours of material with an additional 35-45 hours of optional learning material. These materials are comprised of interactive exercises, further readings and internet resources.

Once course requirements for the program have been met, a Certificate of Completion is awarded by a UK Awarding Body.

If you do not meet the above prerequisites, OCBF also offers an education pathway beginning from Level 1 diploma to Level 7 diploma leading to Bachelor’s & Master degree programs.

If you are an International student and would like more information on the application process, please contact us.

Course Fees


£ 1999 Only


Diploma in Accounting & Business level (4 & 5)

Total Cost: £1999

  • (Level 4 Diploma)University 1st Year Complete Course Materials & Exams
  • (Level 5 Diploma)University 2st Year Complete Course Materials & Exams
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Free Career Counseling
  • (Recognized Ofqual Qualifications University 1st and 2nd Year)
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