Vocational Diploma in Accounting and Business

Course:- Diploma in Accounting and Business

Pre-requisite :- Grade 12 Standard entry qualification as per (OQF) – Oman Qualification Framework Document

4 lecture hours / week and 2 practical hour / week
Duration: 3 Years
Programme Diploma in Accounting and Business
Hours 4 lecture hours / week

2 practical hour / week

Pre-requisite Grade 12 Standard entry qualification as per (OQF) – Oman Qualification Framework Document
Student   Outcomes Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to execute:

v  On successful completion of the programme the student will be able to:

v  Deal with different types of business transactions and documentation

v  Check for duality of transactions and the double entry system

v  Banking system and transactions

v  Assist Payroll activities

v  Maintain Ledger accounts

v  Have knowledge on Sales and Credit transactions, Purchases and Credit transactions

v  Assist Reconciliation, Preparing the trial balance (including identifying and correcting errors) and year-end adjustments and final accounts

v  Classify costs by nature, behaviour and purpose

v  Work on accounting principles and concepts

v  Outline the principles and process of basic bookkeeping

v  Preparing journals and ledger accounts

v  Record transactions and events

v  Reconcile the control accounts and cashbook

v  Explain principles of cash management.

v  Understand the purpose and types of businesses and how they interact with key stakeholders and the external environment

v  Understand business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance

v  Recognise the function of accountancy and audit in communicating, reporting and assuring financial information and in effective financial control and compliance

v  Prepare budgets for planning and control

v  Compare actual costs with standard costs and analyse any variances

v  Explain and apply performance measurements and monitor business performance

v  Prepare simple consolidated financial statements

v  Interpretation of financial statements

v  Understand the importance of personal effectiveness as the basis for effective team and organisational behaviour

v  Recognise that all aspects of business and finance should be conducted in a manner which complies with and is in the spirit of accepted professional ethics and professional values

How it will benefit the Student?

ü  Get a unique opportunity to blend practical skills and academic understanding

ü  Improve your global competitive advantage, increase your confidence and employability

ü  Keep up with the latest trends and stay ahead in your field

ü  Invaluable opportunity to network with other marketers


Teaching/Learning Strategy


The main teaching method will be based on power point lectures, videos, E-learning, IT- Lab. The students will be working directly on emerging technologies. Most of the work is particle practice based during lecture sessions. Course material is provided accordingly. Also, For Practical/ Project assessment student has to choose any one 1 project from the given project pool. Clear guidelines will be given in the project files example Guided learning hours – Practical and work-based learning – Assessment preparation time – Assessment time – Supported study time.



Foundation Studies – Level 1
Module Hours
English Communication 330
Learning & Assessments 60
Basic Mathematics 60
HSE 60
Basic Computing 44
Work Ethics 20
Study skills 26


Foundation Studies – Level 2
Module Hours
English Communication 240
Applied Mathematics 60
Pure Mathematics 60
Study Skills 92
Advanced Computing 88
Learning & Assessments 60


Credit Points & TQT as per MoHERI for Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 4)
Examination Semester Wise Distribution Number of hours Allocated Examination Number of Modules/Chapters Level Guided Learning Hours Non-Guided Learning Hours Total Qualifying Time Credits Examination
1st Year Foundation Studies (Semester 1 & 2) 1,200 Hours Internal Examinations 11 Headway CEFR B2 1,000 200 1,200 N/A Internal
2nd Year Specialisation Semester 3 600 FA1 – Basic Accounting 25 1 & 2 500 100 600 N/A Internal
FA2 – Basic Accounting
Specialisation Semester 4 600 FFA/FA, Financial Accounting 27 4 500 100 600 29 ACCA Online
3rd Year Specialisation Semester 5 600 FBT/FA, Business and Technology 19 4 500 100 600 29 ACCA Online
Specialisation Semester 6 600 FMA/FM, Management Accounting 26 4 500 100 600 30 ACCA Online
Specialisation Semester 6 FiP, Foundations in Professionalism N/A 3 0 5 5 0 ACCA Online
Total N/A 3,600 N/A 91 N/A 441 449 890 89 N/A
Indicative Reading Text Books:

Course Materials to be issued :

1.    Internet Core Competency Certification (IC3) Book

2.    MS Office (e-book)

3.    Course Material for Graphics designing

4.    Certified Digital Marketing Programme (e-Book)

5.    Specialist in Facebook & Instagram Pro (e-Book)

6.    Specialist in GMB Listing Masters (e-Book)

7.    ACCA Course Material (e-Book)

Format: E Books

Transferable Skills An ACCA accountant will possess a certain range of Soft Skills in order to do well in the workplace.


  1. Time management
  2. Analytical thinking
  3. Problem-solving skills
  4. Organization and strong attention to detail
  5. Stellar written and verbal communication skills
  6. Active listening
  7. Clerical knowledge
  8. Business knowledge
  9. Customer service


Some Core or technical skills that will be acquired during learning include:


  1. Performing accounts payable and receivable functions
  2. Managing payroll
  3. Forecasting budgets
  4. Producing financial reports that are aligned with accounting standards
  5. Understanding the tax code
  6. Executing reconciliations
  7. Spreadsheet Proficiency
  8. Knowledge of Accounting Practices. …
  9. Proficiency in Accounting Software. …
  10. Ability to Prepare Financial Statements. …
  11. Knowledge of General Business Practices. …
  12. Ability to Analyse Data. …
  13. Critical Thinking Skills. …
  14. Accounting Organizational Skills. …
  15. Time Management Skills.


The Advance Life Skills that an ACCA Professional will acquire are:-


  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Work Ethic
  3. Organisational Skills
  4. Attention to Detail
  5. Communication
  6. Digital Skills
  7. Adaptability
  8. Transparency
Progression Opportunities
Higher Qualification till Bachelors from Higher Education Colleges, Across all industries having accounts departments, Audit houses, Educations Sector, Shipping and Manufacturing Etc Sectors
Assessment Assessment

Midterm Exam – theory and practical exams

Final Exams – theory and practical exams

Assessment Strategy For Practical/ Project assessment: 70 marks

Student must choose any one 1 project from the given project pool and demonstrate their summative understanding of the skills and competence achieved.

Pass Requirement 75% (Combined)