Accountancy is an area where the industry is very regulated by qualifications and there is a set criteria of qualifications and 'registrations' with chartered status with industry bodies such as AAT and CMAA. The AAT programmes are very much structured to support Apprenticeship to higher levels whereas other qualifications such as CMAA are more directed towards stand alone programmes. They are delivered by private providers, Colleges and Universities and often available in block delivery modes.
Level 4 Qualifications are the equivalent of a HNC or Certificate of Higher Education. Level 5 Qualifications the equivalent of a Foundation Degree.
AAT, Accountants, CMAA, Finance,