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OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business


Finance and Accounting are considered by many to be at the heart of business operations. From finance to the manufacturing industry, from micro-business to the global conglomerates, the ability to manage, account, and plan for finances are still considered the key driver of growth and ultimate measure of business success. The goal of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business is to provide students with a core understanding of business and accounting in a wider business context, and encourage practical experience with cash flow and budget maintenance, industry-focused skills to manage finances, as well as a solid understanding of business growth. Please keep in mind that the list price does not include the registration fee (?250) due to the awarding body (OTHM) within 14 days of enrollment on this course.




The qualification is designed to be completed over one academic year of full-time study. However, we accommodate for completely flexible delivery, so that students can schedule their learning around other commitments such as work or family. The qualification is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment.

All units within this course are internally verified by our assessors and externally verified by OTHM. This course is criterion-referenced, based on specific learning outcomes. To achieve a “PASS” for a unit, a student must complete the learning outcomes to meet the assessment criteria set by OTHM.

This qualification presents practical skills, knowledge, competences, and capabilities that are comparable in academic terms as being equivalent to Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or to a Higher National Certificate (HNC).

This course enables learners to get direct entry into OTHM Level 5 Diplomas, including the Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies. As this Diploma is regulated and approved by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations), Learners can also get direct entry into year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programmes at the University of Portsmouth.

Mandatory units

Unit 1: The Accountant’s Environment

Unit 2: Quantitative Methods

Unit 3: Financial Accounting

Unit 4: Management Accounting

Unit 5: Management Concepts and Practice

Unit 6: Business Economics