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ACCA Qualification

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

The ACCA Qualification is a leading globally recognised accountancy qualification. It's designed for those who already have some experience in finance and are looking to progress to more senior roles or become a Chartered Certified Accountant.
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The skills and knowledge you need to further your finance career

Recognised and respected by businesses across the globe, the ACCA Qualification gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to further your career in accountancy. 

You’ll be introduced to accounting essentials, put your practical skills to the test, and gain a deeper understanding of financial ethics. But that’s not all. The course is also designed to expand your leadership, communication and teamwork skills, and ensure you have the hands-on experience needed to become a forward-thinking finance professional. 

Who is it for?

  • Anyone that’s working in (or looking for) an entry-level finance role or considering a career change.
  • Ambitious, open-minded learners that want the freedom and flexibility that comes with studying online.

What are the requirements?

  • Applied Knowledge is the first stage of the ACCA Qualification. To start studying for these exams, you must be qualified to university entrance level.
  • If you have relevant education, such as a university degree from an ACCA-accredited university, you could start at Strategic Professional.

What does the ACCA syllabus cover?

The ACCA Qualification is split into three parts: Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. Your subscription gives you access to all papers, across each level.

The first stage of the ACCA Qualification is Applied Knowledge. You’ll be introduced to all the basics before putting your knowledge to the test in three exam papers.

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
  • Management Accounting (MA)

The Applied Skills module expands your knowledge of finance and accounting further and enables you to put your newfound skills into practice.

To start studying for the six Applied Skills exams, you must have either completed the Applied Knowledge exams, have achieved the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) or have a relevant accounting or finance qualification at degree level.

You’ll need a pass mark of 50% for each exam paper to be able to continue to the Strategic Professional module.

  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Corporate Business Law (English / Global) (CBL)
  • Financial Management (FM)
  • Financial Reporting (FR)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Taxation (UK) (TX)

The final step of the ACCA Qualification is Strategic Professional. You can tailor this module to suit your specific career ambitions. 

You’re required to complete four exams: two compulsory modules which include Strategic Business Leader and Strategic Business Reporting, and two further exams from the following: Advanced Financial Management; Advanced Performance Management; Advanced Taxation; or Advanced Audit and Assurance.

  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • Strategic Business Reporting (UK & INT) (SBR)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (UK & INT) (AAA)
  • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • Advanced Performance Management (APM)
  • Advanced Taxation (UK) (ATX)

What does the ACCA subscription include?

100% syllabus coverage

Gain access to all ACCA levels as part of your subscription - providing all the learning content you need to pass your exams.

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Approved BPP learning resources, videos, study notes and reading materials.

BPP's Achievement Ladder

Access to BPP’s Achievement Ladder to progress you to exam success.

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Frequently asked questions

  • You can choose between our monthly subscription, or the one-off payment option which gives you access to the same content for a period of 12 months.

    If your employer is funding your course, you can download an invoice from your account.

  • To start studying for ACCA’s foundation level course, Applied Knowledge, you must be qualified to university entrance level. This means you need three GCSEs and two A Levels in five separate subjects including maths and English.

  • ACCA is a professional qualification that’s recognised worldwide. Completion of the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers is the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. When you complete the Professional level, it is the equivalent of a master's degree. 

  • Our monthly subscription cost includes access to all the BPP learning resources, but you’ll need to cover the cost of your ACCA exams separately. Information about exams and how to book them can be found on the ACCA website.

  • It can take, on average, around 3 years to complete your ACCA qualification. However, this will vary depending on the pace that you study.

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