About the ACCA Qualification
If you are thinking of studying for your ACCA qualification, find out more about the key points of the qualification here.
To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:
- exams – a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*)
- experience – record 36 months’ experience in a relevant role
- ethics – the Professional Ethics module.
*Nine of the exams which are part of the qualification will not need to be taken if you have other relevant qualifications at the same level. You will need to provide proof of your previous qualifications so you can claim exemptions.
For more detailed information, visit the ACCA website where you can register as a student and check if you are entitled to any exemptions
Contact the ACCA
Telephone: +44 (0)141 582 2000
Address: ACCA Connect, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8BW
The exams are detailed below:
|Knowledge Module||Essentials Module|
|F1 – Accountant in Business||P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics|
|F2 – Management Accounting||P2 – Corporate Reporting|
|F3 – Financial Accounting||P3 – Business Analysis|
|Skills Module||Options Module (2 to be completed)|
|F4 – Corporate and Business Law||P4 – Advanced Financial Management|
|F5 – Performance Management||P5 – Advanced Performance Management|
|F6 – Taxation||P6 – Advanced Taxation|
|F7 – Financial Reporting||P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance|
|F8 – Audit and Assurance|
|F9 – Financial Management|
You are also required to complete three years relevant work experience. You can gain your practical experience before, during or after you complete your exams
As part of your ethical development, you are required to complete the Professional Ethics Module.
This will give you exposure to a range of ethical perspectives and includes several self-tests which require you to reflect on your own ethical behaviour and values.
The module becomes available to you online when you become eligible to take Paper P1.
- Two A-Levels and three GCSEs (or their equivalent)
Please visit the ACCA website to find out more information
If you don’t have the minimum entry requirements listed above, you can still join ACCA to study accounting as a student, but you will need to start your studies with the Foundation-level qualifications – Foundations in Accountancy.
Visit the ACCA website for full details.
Once you have completed the Diploma in Accounting and Business in the Foundation Level qualifications, you can then transfer over to the ACCA qualification and will have earned exemptions from the first three papers.
This means you can start your studies at a level that is consistent with the knowledge and skills gained from prior learning and provides you with the quickest route to ACCA membership.
Becker does not award exemptions – this is done directly by ACCA.
You can check if your prior education entitles you to any exemptions on the ACCA website through the exemptions database
Registering to become an ACCA student
You can register online to become an ACCA student at any time of the year. You can do this on ACCA’s website
Registering for your exams
The easiest way to enter for a paper-based exam is online on the ACCA’s website in the myacca section
How long does it take to qualify?
The length of time it takes to qualify is flexible – you must complete the qualification within ten years. You can take a maximum of four papers at each sitting (twice a year) and combine this with working full time, gaining your practical experience. The average student takes between three and four years but depending on your exemptions and working experience, it could be a little as one or two years.
Exam Entry Deadlines
|June Exams||December exams|
|8 March||Early Entry (online only)||8 September||Early Entry (online only)|
|8 April||Standard Entry (online and paper)||8 October||Standard Entry (online and paper)|
|8 May||Late Entry (online only)||8 November||Late Entry (online only)|
Studying for your ACCA qualification with Becker Professional Education
We offer ACCA students a range of online learning packages so you can be assured that there is a course to suit your learning style. We pride ourselves on developing state-of-the-art learning tools to support you in your studies and to help maximise your chances of success.
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