Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE) provides centers with qualifications in business and management, accounting, computing, law, health and social care. ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways to Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s top up degrees by a number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for learners globally.

As an approved center, TAAS provides bespoke learning support for learners, approved university progression routes, dedicated support from qualified staff, easy to understand learning materials and flexible delivery solutions that meets the learning needs of our students across the globe.


Would you like to pursue a career in accounting and finance, or even further your knowledge and skills in the field? Then this Level 5 programme could be just for you. By diving into accounting from a management perspective, you will study how knowledge of accounting assist management level staff in making informed decisions.

This course offers you the equivalent of the second year of an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance. For those who want to widen their knowledge and skills in accounting field, it has been designed to develop the essential knowledge and competences required for a better understanding of the accountancy and tax regulatory field and duties of an accountant, and what it takes to succeed in accounting and finance field.

This programme is ideal for:

  • Learners that want to improve their knowledge and skills in the field of accounting and finance.
  • Students who want to enroll for a university programme and further learning.
  • Persons who aspire to progress in their profession or gain promotion in accounting, finance or bookkeeping field.

Delivery mode

This course will be delivered via blended learning, and you learn when and where you want. You will be able to study at home or work, it is completely up to learners on how to plan and execute the study timetable. All the learning materials can be found online. Your login details and access will be sent to you immediately your registration.

Assessment methods 
In order to successfully complete this course, a learner MUST complete mandatory units and optional units totaling 120 credits, to gain this Level 5 qualification.

This course will be graded as follows: Pass, Merit and Distinction.

A range of assessment tools will be used, and this might include assessment through:

  • A research activity resulting in the compilation of a report
  • An academic paper or article for publication
  • The compilation of a case study
  • A critical review and evaluation of a chosen company’s policies, procedures and systems
  • A set project completed for an employer (also known as an ‘employer-engagement’ activity)
  • The production of a portfolio of evidence relating to a particular unit

Course description

Qualification Number 603/4848/3
Total Qualification Time 1200
Total Guided Learning Hours 480
Level 5
Credits 120


Unit Title; Level, Credit Unit aim
Financial Reporting

(Level 5, 30 credit). Mandatory.

The aims of this unit are to ensure that students have a sound understanding of the techniques of double entry accounting and can apply its principles in recording transactions, adjusting financial records and preparing non-complex financial statements.
 Financial Management

(Level 5, 30 credit). Mandatory.

The unit aim is to develop the financial management skills for those who manage or seek to manage the performance, risk and financial decision-making needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and small and medium practices (SMPs).


Financial and Management Control

(Level 5, 30 credit). Mandatory.

The aim of this unit is to develop the financial management skills of those who manage or seek to provide information for performance management, continuous improvement, budgetary and financial control and the management of internal risk in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small and medium practices (SMPs)
Business taxation

(Level 5, 15 credit). Mandatory.

The aim of this unit is to enable individuals to understand taxation as it affects small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small and medium practices (SMPs). To provide individuals with the skills to prepare basic tax computations and advise others of the effects of taxation and impact of tax on decision-making.
Quantitative method

(Level 5, 15 credit). Optional

This unit will enable learners to further develop understanding and skills in the application of quantitative methods appropriate to support decision-making in organisations.

(Level 5, 15 credit). Optional

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the concept of assurance. Learners will consider the responsibilities of different stakeholders when completing assurance engagements and will gain an understanding of internal controls and their importance in assurance engagements as well as gain a practical understanding of how to gather the required evidence for all assurance activities.

Learning approach

One-to-one Zoom sessions with your lecturers will be provided, as well as interactive and informative webinars. Learners can also get help from a community of students/tutors in an online social learning forum to help along the journey. All the learning materials can be found online. Your login details and access will be sent to you immediately your registration.

Certification and awarding body

Upon a successful completion of this programme as stipulated by ATHE, you will be awarded the ATHE Level 5 Accounting. ATHE regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Progression and profession pathways

Upon a successful completion this course, you will gain an accredited qualification that will provide the pathway to enter a Bachelors’ Degree in the second or third year in a number of recognised Universities in the UK. You can progress to the following.

Entry to:

  • Employment in a managerial level job roles and other related sectors
  • ATHE Level 6 Diploma in accounting

Excellent value for money

TAAS provides a recognised qualification and a support package which provides excellent value for money. The qualification is designed and delivered for maximum flexibility; however, if you have a request which TAAS do not currently cater for, we will do our best to provide you with something that meets your learning needs.

Key Features

  • Earn Accredited UK Qualification
  • Access to Excellent Quality Learning Materials
  • Personalised Learning Experience
  • Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email


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