KPA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (RQF)


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Subject area: Accounting and Finance
Qualification number: 603/5883/X
Units: 8 mandatory
Guided learning time: 160 hours
Total qualification time: 384 hours

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The KPA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (RQF) provides a clear opportunity for learners to develop and demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding across a broad range of topics in accountancy, finance and business. The modules are designed to integrate the overall programme’s learning outcomes and enable students to constantly progress through the qualification’s eight units.


Mandatory units

Accounting Essentials

This module will introduce learners to the language, principles, concepts and techniques required to complete and understand a basic set of business accounts.

Introduction to Business Finance

This module will provide learners with the ability to evaluate the financing of a company. It will also develop the students’ knowledge of business investment practice and will introduce the learner to Corporate Governance.

Cost Accounting

This module will provide learners with an introduction to the role of cost accounting and the cost accountant. It will explore the areas of inventory valuation, overhead allocation, costing and budgeting. It will explore the nature of costs and how they are treated.

Business Management

This module will provide learners with practical knowledge of the current business management theory and practice.

Corporate Finance

This module will build on the learning from Introduction to Finance and will develop further their knowledge of investment appraisal, and financial management. It will also develop the learners understanding of the capital markets and foreign exchange.

Management Accounting

This module will build on the learning in Cost Accounting and will introduce a number of more advanced costing and management accounting techniques.

Legal Environment for Business

This module will provide learners with an introductory overview of the legal and regulatory environment that businesses operate in. Learners will be introduced to contract law, employment law and Health and Safety law.

Accounting Software Systems

This module will provide learners with a practical introduction to the use of Sage50, Xero or other similar accounting software, and its use in the maintenance of business records, as well as its reporting features.

Assessment method

Each module will be assessed by a two hour computer-based exam


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