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Accounting ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business

The ACCA Level 4 course in Accounting & Business forms the first step in your Accountancy training towards an advanced certificate.

Who is it for? Experienced accounting staff interested in working towards ACCA Qualification and full Chartered Accountant status
Qualification: ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business
Location: Distance Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 434 recommended study hours - two years' tutorial support

Your Distance Learning Journey to ACCA Qualification

If you are experienced in finance and wish to progress to Chartered Accountant status or work in an accountancy practice, our ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business course will help get your ambitions off to a flying start.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business course offers an ideal route for school leavers or those already employed in account-support roles looking to do an introductory qualification in accounting. The ACCA level 4 course offers a flexible path via online training to the full ACCA Chartered Certified Member qualification, without the need for a degree or the normal prerequisites required to start ACCA Qualification.

What is an ACCA Level 4 Diploma?

The level 4 accountancy training will help you get to grips with standard accountancy practices, professional ethics, reporting systems and how to prepare financial documents; accountancy course level 4 is built specifically to expand your knowledge. Qualified accountants are highly sought after by accounting firms and completing the ACCA Accountancy course will help you progress towards this renowned status..

On completion of the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business, you will have gained a strong grounding in the basics of accountancy and will be ready to progress to the next step towards ACCA Qualification.

The ACCA Accountancy course in Accounting & Business will take you through the first three examinations of the full ACCA Chartered Certified Member qualification - F1: Accounting in Business (FAB), F2: Management Accounting (FMA) and F3: Financial Accounting (FFA) - as well as an additional compulsory Foundations in Professionalism (FiP) exam.

The course covers the fundamentals of accounting systems and the financial processes used within businesses, as well as detailing the professional and ethical skills needed within an accountancy practice.

View a short selection of our Course Contents and Sample Materials for the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business.

Course Snapshot

  • Level 4 qualification – equivalent to a Certificate of Higher Education
  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of three GCSEs and two A Levels in five separate subjects including Maths and English as well as 3 years experience in accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Four online units containing six assignments and three mock examinations
  • Three computer based exams* taken at an external test centre and one online continuous assessment module
  • Approximately recommended 434 study hours – as this is a distance learning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options available
  • Offer progression to ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business, the next step towards ACCA Qualification

*You must be registered with the ACCA to sit final exams. ACCA registration and exam fees not included

What is Included?

  • Two years' tutorial support
  • Fully downloadable books and course materials
  • Mock exams
  • 24 hour access to the Home Learning College Virtual Learning Campus
    – the UK’s biggest online campus
  • Free Career Management Centre services
  • Optional NUS card - the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts

To enrol on the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business course you must have a minimum of three GCSEs and two A Levels in five individual subjects, including English and Maths. Three years accounting experience are also preferable although exceptions can be made for students who demonstrate sufficient competence.

Before you enrol on a Home Learning College Course, please ensure that you have read and understood the pre-requirements below:

  1. You have a valid UK address (students outside the UK will receive an additional postage charge).
  2. You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement.
  3. You have a solid grasp of the English language.
  4. You have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  5. You have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  6. You are fully committed to your studies.

System Requirements

To check your computer is compatible with the software provided with this course please review our Computer Compatibility and Specification Requirements.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18 or 24 months payment plans*. Representative APR 19.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

* Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, is subject to a credit check and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only. 


On completion of the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business you can progress to the next step level of the ACCA Chartered Certified Member Qualification via the Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business module.

After gaining the ACCA Advanced Diploma and demonstrating the correct level of experience you will be able to move onto the final exams for the full ACCA Qualification, from which you can progress to chartered status.

Gaining the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business can also be used to support a trainee accountancy role within a business or accounting practice.

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