Accounting and finance management is one of the central aspects of modern business and consequently offers a range of job opportunities to hardworking and motivated individuals. IBT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business opens up a pathway for learners into this lucrative profession by offering vocational training focused on instilling industry-specific accounting and finance management skills among learners. This course focuses on upskilling the learners in the monetary implications and accounting innate to business growth. The accounting and finance experts are expected to garner lucrative jobs in multitudes of the industrial sectors such as information technology, manufacturing, service sector and hospitality sector. This Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business tries to incorporate theoretical knowledge and practical lesson to ensure a comprehensive package for the learners. The course curriculum is crafted with precise learning, applicable skills and industry expertise in mind. The learners could use this course as an opportunity to sharpen their skills and sustain betterments in their career growth aspirations.

About Awarding Body

IBT is an awarding body which offers business and management programs that meets the 21st century corporate needs. The high-quality vocational qualifications offered by the Institute ensures that the learners attain enhanced knowledge and skills in the specific field. In addition, the IBT provides assistance to the accredited centres as part of maintaining the quality and standard of the programs offered to the students. The regular monitoring helps the accredited centres in improving the quality of the teaching periodically.

IBT is one of the institution in the UK which offers flexible, professional, and customer-focused management programs to the learners. Attaining the IBT qualification will help the learners in enhancing career opportunities in the corporate sector.

IBT’s Vision and Mission

IBT’s vision is to promote valuable and high-quality vocational qualifications which meet the 21st-century employer and learner needs. The institute strives in maintaining the quality of the programs through offering flexible and advanced support to the accredited centres.

Entry requirements

  • The learners must be older than 16 years to validate their entry into the course option.
  • The learners must be older than 16 years to validate their entry into the course option.
  • Any Level 3 equivalent certification with experience in disciplines connected to industry finance, business accounts or investor relations.
  • The learners must be fluent in the English language. The certifications such as 5.5 or more in IELTS or its equivalent are necessary to ensure admissions.

Qualification structure

This course adorns 6 modules that cover various aspects of monetary implications profound in business development.

The modules accumulate to a combined credit of 120, and the passing grades in all the modules are an inevitable element of qualifying for the diploma certificate.

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit
ANB401 The key domains of an accountant 20
ANB402 Quantitative systems in accounting 20
ANB403 Accounting Management 20
ANB404 Management practices and concepts 20
ANB405 Budgetary Accounting 20
ANB406 Economics in business 20


The assessment will be carried out internally for all units. All the performances are evaluated by coursework. This may include staff observations, practical projects and production of portfolios. There is no formal examination for any of the units.

Learners will assess by their course work and assignments. Students will make sure to meet up the assessment criteria attached with each unit to the appropriate standard for the level of the unit.

Diploma certificate will be awarded following to the candidate's course work. This provided only after the checking and verification of qualified tutor and the confirmation of an external verifier. Candidate must pass all the seven units to get awarded and also a minimum of 40% marks in each unit.


The Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business is focused on both employment options and future academic aspirations. Learners could strive for college admissions or level 5 diplomas in related disciplines after the successful completion of the diploma course. The learners could opt for a career in banking, accounting, finance management and investor relations or even insurance firms based on personal inclinations and interests. Learners can also progress into undergraduate courses in accounting and finance at any esteemed university.

Delivery Method

The communication and learning will be conveyed through the approved centres of IBT Qualifications via Blended and Online. The student can select one of the IBT Qualification’s approved centres so that they will be able to attain benefits like tutor support and studying with other learners.

Leaners can also choose to study with one of IBT Qualifications’ Distance Learning providers who deliver courses through Blended Learning and Online, so that course can be finished at their own pace. This suits those who perhaps have family or work commitments. This may also be an option for you if you do not live near to one of our accredited centres.

There are IBT Qualifications Distance Learning providers who deliver courses through online and Blended learning, so that learners can complete their course at their own pace. The leaners also have the option to choose any of the IBT Qualifications Distance Learning providers to enroll. This will help those who are working and have family commitments and this type of learning facility will suit for those who are not living near to any of our accredited centres.

Learning Objectives/ Benefits of the course

  • To instill knowledge about the responsibilities, ethical inclinations, environmental factors and policy implications in various domains associated with the accounting profession.
  • To acclimatise the learners about qualitative accounting systems and enable them to cope with the challenges in areas such as financial decision making, information management and statistical analyses.
  • To nurture managerial abilities associated with budget preparation, costing and appraisal or monetary implications.
  • To nurture specific skills in areas such as performance appraisal, leadership, teamwork, employee relations and crisis handling innate to sophisticated business environments.
  • To gain understanding about the development and applications of financial statements, strategic partnerships, value inventory, annual reports, debt management and investor documentations.
  • To understand the implications and management of micro and macroeconomic elements in the global business environment.

What is included

  • A dedicated tutor for individual students to help and provide suggestions throughout the course.
  • Provide formative assessment with formative feedback will be supporting the learner to improve the achievements.
  • Our online learning platform will provide all of the assessment materials.
  • Platform independent accessibility of Online learning portal, ASML delivers the course straight to the student’s smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop through which will enable them to study at their convenience.

Level of attainment

Learners who meet the requirements for the qualification will be awarded a pass. The qualification itself is not graded. For each unit learners will be marked out of 100 and will be graded as follows.

A+ 75% + Higher Distinction
A 65% - 74% Distinction
B 50% - 64% Merit
C 40% - 49% Pass
D 30% - 39% Marginal Fail
D 15% - 29% Fail (Grade, copy from IBT)

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