Accounting & Business

Course ID
4 & 5
Awarding Body
Delivery Mode
On Campus, Online
12 Months

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.The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of accounting and business in the broader business context, and to provide them with the practical, industry-focused skills to manage business finances, budgets and cash flow effectively, and to play a key role in business growth.This also provides learners with the knowledge and skills required by a middle manager in an organisation that may be involved in financial management, financial planning and control, financial reporting, taxation and people management.

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Course Structure

The OTHM Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business consists of 12 mandatory units for a combined total of 240 credits, 2400 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 960 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Unit Title Level Credit
The Accountant’s Environment 4 20
Quantitative Methods 4 20
Financial Accounting 4 20
Management Accounting 4 20
Management Concepts and Practice 4 20
Business Economics 4 20
Financial Management 5 20
Financial Planning and Control 5 20
Financial Reporting 5 20
Taxation Principles and Practices 5 20
People Management  5 20
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 5 20


Entry Requirements

 For entry onto the OTHM Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business qualification, learners must possess:


  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 diploma or equivalent recognised qualification
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)  


All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at. Specific assessment guidance and relevant marking criteria for each unit are made available in the Assignment Brief document. These are made available to centres immediately after registration of one or more learners.

University Progression

Successful completion of Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to Level 6 Diploma in Accounting and Business, and other relevant OTHM Level 6 Diplomas.

The Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into the final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. 

Who accepts OTHM Level 4 & 5 in Accounting and Business?

  • BA (Hons) Business (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth
  • BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth
  • BA (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth 
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth

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