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ACCA, Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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ACCA is suitable for those who would like a career in finance, business or accountancy, who wish to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. It takes around three to four years to complete the full qualification. You’ll learn both practical and technical skills to equip you for a future in business.
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The qualification is broken down into three levels: Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. Applied Knowledge exams, as well as the Corporate & Business Law exam at Applied Skills, are computer based and are available all year round. For Applied Skills (except Corporate & Business Law) and Strategic Professional levels, ACCA offer four exam sittings per year.

Applied Knowledge

You’ll learn about the role of accounting in the business environment and develop the practical skills and techniques required of an accountant.

Applied Skills

Subjects can be sat in any order. Students can sit up to four subjects in one exam sitting and a maximum of eight per year. You can overlap with Applied Knowledge as long as this level is being completed.

Strategic Professional Essentials

ACCA have recently redesigned the Professional level (consisting of Essentials and Options subjects) to create the Strategic Professional level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accountant in Business 
  • Management Accounting 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Corporate & Business Law 
  • Performance Management 
  • Taxation 
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Audit and Assurance 
  • Financial Management 
  • Strategic Business Leader 
  • Strategic Business Reporting 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • The ACCA qualification is open to everyone, although your starting point will be different depending on your previous qualifications.
  • You should complete the final level of the AAT or FIA Diploma first and then move on to your ACCA accounting qualification

Tuition Fee

Living costs

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

    846 - 1470 GBP/month
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  • London, United Kingdom

    1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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  • Norwich, United Kingdom

    609 - 1050 GBP/month
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  • Glasgow, United Kingdom

    620 - 1020 GBP/month
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  • Leicester, United Kingdom

    751 - 1430 GBP/month
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  • Bristol, United Kingdom

    750 - 1260 GBP/month
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  • Cardiff, United Kingdom

    628 - 1070 GBP/month
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  • Leeds, United Kingdom

    637 - 1110 GBP/month
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  • Liverpool, United Kingdom

    556 - 1040 GBP/month
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  • Reading, United Kingdom

    903 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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