UKAP Level 4 Diploma in

Business Accounting(QCF)


UKAP Qualification Number: UK616306934419

DETC Code of reference no. DT0897756327


UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business and Accounting is aimed at students seeking a specialist understanding of accounting and the opportunity to study a broad range of business subjects. You will study the core areas of accounting such as financial reporting, management accounting, and corporate finance as well as other business subjects such as organisational behavior, human resource management, and strategic management.  The programme assumes that upon graduation you may wish to seek careers in business, the public sector and finance, or the accountancy profession. Whatever career path you choose, however, you can be confident that graduates from the United Kingdom Association of Professionals are keenly sought by leading employers.


The course offers: 

What are my career choices?

Our graduate employment record is truly outstanding. This is due to the professional focus of our program, with accreditation by professional institutions, and the quality of our Professional Training year scheme.

Most of our engineering graduates proceed directly to employment in an engineering profession, with an average starting salary of £25,000. Typical careers span a wide range – professional mechanical engineering, general engineering and manufacturing.


Employers include some of the most famous names in engineering, aerospace, energy, telecommunications and research. A small but significant number of students take level 5 diploma and elsewhere.


Upon graduating from the Electrical Technology program, you will be ready for an entry-level position in the industrial or construction trade. Employment opportunities are primarily with manufacturing, residential/commercial contractors and other various related fields.

The content of Level 4 Diploma in Business Accountingqualification. This is a substantive management programme. Typically delivered over s 12month period in the case of full-time students. UKAP Level 4 courses combine practical career-based elements with a number of essential underpinning management disciplines that will be invaluable as the individual’s career progresses. The course is therefore an ideal preparation for immediate employment in the sector.


Alternatively students may use it as a pathway to advanced study, typically progressing on to the UKAP Level 5 Diploma. Since the Level 4 Diploma is designed to be broadly equivalent to that of the first year of a bachelor’s degree, students may use the qualification to apply for credit entry to a number of bachelor degree programmes at selected universities worldwide.


 Entry Requirements

For entry onto the UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Accountingqualification, learner must possess:


·       Level 3 Diploma or GCE/GCSE or equivalent overseas qualifications

·        Mature learners (over 21) with relevant work experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this   experience prior to registering for the programme)


 English requirements:

 If the learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency at a minimum of CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B1 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 4.0 in each component.


Qualification Structure

 UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Accounting consists of the following 7 mandatory units that provide a total of 120 credits:


Unit Ref. No.

Unit Title



Business Law for Accountants



Management Concepts and Practice



Introduction to Financial Accounting



Introduction to Management Accounting



Business Finance for Accountants



Introduction to Statistics for Accountants



Economic Principles



Duration and Delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.


The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, and distance, online by approved centre’s only.


 Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and verified by UKAP. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.


To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, a learner must have successfully passed all learning outcomes for that unit.


The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgment of the learner’s overall achievement has been arrived at.


Exemption from professional accountancy examinations

As a graduate of this programme you will be able to gain exemptions from professional accountancy examinations by application to the relevant accounting body. The level of these exemptions will depend on the modules taken during the programme and the marks attained.



Upon successful completion of UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Accounting qualification learners will be eligible to gain entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue a Level 5 Diploma in Business Accounting.



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