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The new Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance emphasize on professional achievement and progression. It is aimed at helping students who have completed their Level 3 studies to continue to enhance their prospects for employment and further study through additional LCCI International Qualifications. This Level 4 diploma builds upon the base of knowledge acquired through study at Level 3, increases the depth of study in certain fields and explores new areas of study. The diploma is designed to provide evidence of the same level of learning as would be covered in the first year of a university programme. However as with all LCCI International Qualifications, the constituent units are qualifications in their own right and are business relevant. They will enhance individuals employment prospects and add value to organizations. The diploma structure consists of three mandatory subject certificates, and two vocationally-related subjects. The core subjects form the context for each Diploma and provide opportunities for students to develop and apply in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills within their chosen area of specialism. The optional subjects provide complementary and relevant learning in to the students chosen Diploma to enhance their breadth of study. The compulsory certificates are Financial Accounting (Level 4), which builds on the knowledge of Accounting gained at Level 3. Applied Business Economics (Level 4), which provides a broad underpinning knowledge of the economic environment in which Accounting is undertaken, and Business Statistics (Level 3) which provides the mathematical component that would be included in the first year of any degree programme (although this unit is at Level 3, the degree of analytical difficulty is still equivalent to what would be studied at university). The optional modules offered include The Legal Environment (Level 4), which is complimentary to the field of accounting, and Business Finance and Banking Operations (Level 4) which develops the candidates skill and knowledge to be able to perform a cost benefit analysis on a range of investment and financing options and make recommendation which support business decision making. The Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance offers progression from the suite of Level 3 diplomas, and a pathway into higher education and employment. It is especially suited for those who aspire to work in a technical and professional accounting role with management responsibility. The diploma develops the knowledge and skills required by a senior accounting professional who has responsibility for: ##The daily book-keeping and accounting duties ##The provision of robust data to support the business in their decision making process In addition, the Level 4 Diploma has articulation benefits and is designed towards 2nd year entry point to UK universities; such as Manchester Metropolitan University, Middlesex University, and University of Gloucester, within a related degree programme.

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