The Qualifi Diploma in Accounting and Finance is designed to meet the needs of senior/middle managers and accountants in the running of their businesses, and to facilitate their progression to higher levels within their organisation. It focuses on developing understanding, skills and abilities to equip the Learner with the awareness and aptitudes to be an effective accounting and finance manager.
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The Level 7 Diploma focuses on developing understanding,skills and abilitiesto equip the learner with
the awareness and aptitudes to be an effective accounting and financemanager.
Learners must complete the six mandatory units.
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The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression.
Entry to the qualifications will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to hold the following:
• Level 6 Qualification or;
• First Degree.
In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered,subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme. This would typically be a minimum of five years in an accounting and finance role. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.
These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet QUALIFI’s aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible. Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectualrigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualification. Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements. Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area. The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers. To support this activity during the programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate incompany opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too. Sample assessments and marking scheme are available on request as part of the Qualification Specification supplied to centres. QUALIFI has an assessment policy and procedure documents that are available to all centres delivering this qualification.
QUALIFI’s ‘Handbook on Guidance and Requirements for Assessment and Marking’ covers the following:
• assessment strategy
• assessment arrangements for learners with a disability
• marking scheme/pass mark
• deferral after valid mitigating circumstances
• referral after failure
• dealing with difficulties in meeting assessment deadlines
• late submissions
• assessment boards
• cheating and plagiarism
• confidential material
Learners completing the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance can progress to:
• the QUALIFI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership,or
• a university partner to complete a dissertation to then receive a full master’s degree,or
• directly into employment in an associated profession.