The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business equips learners with practical skills for effective financial management in a broader business context. Successful completion ensures proficiency in accounting, Business Studies, and team leadership, enabling progression to further studies or employment.
These qualifications target learners aged 18 and above, with entry criteria encompassing a relevant Level 3 Diploma, GCE Advanced level, or mature individuals (over 21) with pertinent management experience. Additionally, non-native English speakers must demonstrate language competency for eligibility.
Stars College qualifications at Level 4 embody practical knowledge, skills, and competences assessed academically as equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and the first year of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree program.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business comprises 6 mandatory units, totaling 120 credits with 1200 hours of Total Qualification Time (TQT). The recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 600 hours.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business includes six mandatory units, each worth 20 credits: Academic Writing and Research Skills, Business and the Economic Environment, Principles of Financial Accounting, Quantitative Methods in a Business Context, Management Accounting, and Leading and Managing Teams. These units collectively contribute to the overall 120 credits required for the qualification.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business is structured for a two-year full-time study, offering flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers deliver the qualification through various modes, including face-to-face sessions, lectures, tutorials, seminars, and online methods to cater to diverse learning needs.
All units in the Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business undergo internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College. The qualifications follow a criterion-referenced approach, hinging on the attainment of specified learning outcomes. To pass a unit, learners must present evidence demonstrating fulfillment of all learning outcomes and meeting assessment criteria standards. Assessors determine successful achievement, and an audit trail is required to illustrate the process leading to the judgement of learners' overall accomplishment.
Completion of the Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business offers learners a pathway to various academic progressions, including advancing to relevant Stars College Level 5 Diplomas. This may include pursuing the Stars College Level 5 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Business qualification for further specialization and skill development.
The Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business is designed with a focus on career progression and professional recognition. Being approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners who complete this qualification are eligible for direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree program, providing a streamlined path for further academic advancement.
To ensure success in our English-taught qualifications, learners are required to exhibit English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5. For non-native English speakers without the final two years of schooling in English, centers delivering our qualifications must verify that learners can demonstrate English capability at specified standards before acceptance into programs taught and assessed in English. This proficiency prerequisite is crucial for effective comprehension and engagement with the course content.
The completion of our qualification aligns with university standard academic entry requirements. Nevertheless, individual assessment and additional entry criteria may impact university admission for each applicant. With approval and regulation by Ofqual, learners are eligible to progress to top-up degree programs, master's programs, or MBA courses at numerous universities in the UK and overseas, often with advanced standing, providing a seamless pathway for further academic pursuits.