A spotlight on ATHE’s new Accounting Qualifications


ATHE has recently released two new qualifications in Accounting at levels 4 and 5. These qualifications are available as 60-credit diplomas or 120-credit extended diplomas. They have been designed with a career in accounting in mind and have been developed alongside the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).

The qualifications will give learners the skills and understanding they need to work within small to medium sized enterprises. Learners completing the qualifications will gain awareness of accounting and tax regulation, as well as the ability to produce and interpret a full range of financial information.


The units within these qualifications include:

  • Personal Taxation
  • Law for Accounting
  • Budgetary Control
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Reporting

Learners completing both the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Accounting and ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting who also have three years’ experience within the industry, will also have the exciting opportunity to gain Associate Membership with the IFA by completing two additional units, 301 Assurance and 302 Advanced Taxation.

The IFA is an internationally recognised professional accountancy membership body. It is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) the global accounting standard-setter and regulator. Further details can be obtained from the IFA – www.ifa.org.uk or education@ifa.org.uk

Centres wishing to add this qualification to their portfolio need to simply submit a Centre Change Form and relevant CVs to Natalie in the first instance on natalie.mg@athe.co.uk.