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ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Accounting

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Accounting

Course Reference: DA

Duration: 10 months

Type: *Face to Face

*Fee: €3,595.00

The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Accounting offered by Malta Business School has been designed to develop the understanding and skills of the regulatory requirements for accountancy and how these frameworks are applied in the workplace. When completing this qualification you will have a full understanding of what is to be expected from a professional accountant personnel at work and will be able to produce and interpret a full range of financial information and accounts.

The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Accounting offered by Malta Business School has been designed to develop the understanding and skills of the regulatory requirements for accountancy and how these frameworks are applied in the workplace. When completing this qualification, you will have a full understanding of what is to be expected from a professional accountant personnel at work and will be able to produce and interpret a full range of financial information and accounts.


Tutors

Our tutors have excellent experience within their field of expertise as well as the necessary academic background. You will receive high quality face-to-face presentations delivered in a participative environment. You will be engaged in discussions, activities, case studies, presentations and group work creating a bond between you and other students that forges friendships and a new network of professionals.


Assessment

There are no exams within this programme. The method of assessment to attain the qualification is based on writing assignments which are based on practical situations and a real working environment. You will be guided on how to write assignments, how to carry out analysis and how to identify recommendations that influence and implement positive change at the workplace. The assignment brief is available to you from very early on in your studies. In this way, you can organise and plan your study time accordingly week by week. You are also given the opportunity to get personalised feedback prior to submitting your final assignment.


Classes/ Mode of Study

You would need to attend classes in the evening during each 5-month semester period. The classic study route for students is twice weekly classes over a period of two semesters (10 months), typically from 5.30pm till 8.00pm.


Unit Information

For successful completion of the Diploma in Accounting you will follow 2 Units which consist of 60 credits.

Unit 1 – Financial Reporting

In this unit you will develop a sound understanding of the techniques of double entry accounting and can apply its principles in recording transactions, adjusting financial records and preparing non-complex financial statements. On completion of the unit, you will also be proficient in the use of double entry accounting techniques and the maintenance of accounting records. You would have also developed the ability to identify and correct omissions and errors in accounting records and financial statements. You will be able to specify the components of financial statements and prepare and review non-complex accounts for a range of different business structures including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Unit 2 – Financial Management

In this unit you will develop the financial management skills for those who manage or seek to manage the performance, risk and financial decision-making needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and small and medium practices (SMPs).
This unit will give you an understanding, application and analysis of the funding and management of capital within an organisation. In particular it will focus on the management and evaluation of investment appraisal decisions. Organisational performance and recommendations for its improvement and growth will also be analysed. You will be able to apply investment appraisal techniques to investment decisions and make recommendations. You will also be able to use valuation models and cost of capital models to determine the value of an organisation and its capital structure cost and how to manage foreign exchange risk, credit and gearing. You will be able to apply techniques to evaluate and make recommendations for the management of performance, resources, capital structure and risk.

This course is ideal for those interested in managing the accounting function of small and medium sized enterprises. This 10-month programme is specifically designed to help participants achieve a quality qualification in a relatively short period of time and get immediate results in their career.

Malta Business School’s programmes are aimed for adult learners with work experience. Proficiency in the English language is necessary for following this programme. You must also have an appropriate standard of Mathematics to enable you to achieve this qualification.

Required:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • B2 level of English achieved in the last 5 years (English Language O’level grade 5+ or IELTS 5.5+ or MBS proficiency test)
  • Basic Maths proficiency achieved in the last 5 years (Maths O’level grade 5+ or Accounting O’level grade 5+ or MBS proficiency test)

And either:

  • 2 years full-time relevant work experience with a level of responsibility or within an accounting function (example: accounts clerk, banking, finance, working with budgets, business owners etc.)

or

  • Level 4 qualification in a related area or three MQF/EQF Level 4 individual single subject qualifications

Unit 1 – Financial Reporting

  • Be able to prepare financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
  • Be able to prepare company financial statements
  • Be able to interpret financial statements and make justified recommendations

Unit 2 – Financial Management

  • Be able to apply investment appraisal methods
  • Be able to advise on managing financial risks
  • Understand the management of long-term finance
Accreditation Status Approved foreign higher education programme (UK)
Level of Qualification Equivalent to MQF / EQF Level 5
Accreditation Available
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Hours of Learning Unit 1 (Financial Reporting): Contact hours: 120 / Self-study hours: 140 / Assessment hours: 40 / Hours of total Learning: 300
Unit 2 (Financial Management): Contact hours: 120 / Self-study hours: 140 / Assessment hours: 40 / Hours of total Learning: 300
Credits 60 UK credits equivalent to 30 ECTS
Study mode Part-time
Programme Duration 10 months
Language of instruction English
Programme Delivered Malta Business School, Level 3, Sean Building, Psaila Street Birkirara BKR1908, Malta
Mode of assessment Assignment based
Teaching and Learning Approach At MBS our teaching and learning approach is based on adult learning principles and is unreservedly participant centred and experiential in nature.  Participants are expected to contribute in group work and discussions and actively participate during sessions.
Grading System as approved by MFHEA Fail, Pass, Merit and Distinction
Pass Rate Not available yet
Date of Next Intake 18th May 2022
Registration Send us your CV for review and without obligation so that we can check your eligibility for this programme. There is also an application form that needs to be filled in.
Visa Requirements Third Country Nationals are advised to read VISA requirements from here
Progression Pathways Successful students who achieve the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Accounting might be eligible for further studies at a Level 6 or Level 7 programme. Talk to us so that we will guide you accordingly.

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