The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is your passport to a new world of international opportunity and success, with a guarantee of higher earning potential and enhanced career prospects.

You can become an ACCA certified accountant on successful completion of the fourteen ACCA examinations and three years of practical experience. Through this course you will develop your financial and technical experience so that you can work anywhere; the accounting/ auditing profession, the government, semi-governmental organisations, the banking sector and any type of local or international business.

The ACCA is not only abou­­t accounting; you will also develop a range of skills and knowledge in finance, tax, audit, management, law, professional values, ethics and governance – everything you need to become the business professional you want to be.

ACCA trainees can work in any sector and size of organisation. You do not have to work for an employer approved by ACCA.

The ACCA qualification will be undergoing changes soon. The first change is the introduction of the new Ethics and Professional Skills module in October 2017. This is followed by changes to the Strategic Professional in 2018, whereby papers P1 and P3 will merge together to form this new paper reducing the total number of papers from 14 to 13.

To view the ACCA Brochure, click here

Award Winning Lectures:

  • More than 20 Years of ACCA teaching experience.
  • Gold and Platinum ACCA Approved Learning Partner (ALP) in all the countries where we operate.Platinum approval is the highest and most prestigious level of the programme. This means we adhere to the highest standards to provide students with the best possible chance of success. To gain this approval we have met strict ACCA performance and pass-rate targets, and provided evidence of continual improvement and innovation.

ACCA International Prizes Won By Our Students in Every Exam Sitting:

  • In 2013 alone Globaltraining’s students won an incredible 16 top 10 international prizes in their exams. With 358,000 papers to compete against this is an incredible achievement.
  • 44% more students pass with us, compared to the worldwide pass-rates.

Exceptional Customer Service:

  • Globaltraining has been recognized numerous times for its exceptional customer service. This includes winning the European Business Award for Customer Focus: National Champion: 2013/14 and the InBusiness Award for Best Service Provider: 2012.
  • Flexible Study Options – You can study with Globaltraining from anywhere in the world – either in class at our local centres, via our sophisticated online learning platform or through a blend of both.

How To Become An ACCA Member:

To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:
  • exams – be exempt from and/or pass 14 exams (up to nine are eligible for exemption*) – see syllabus below
  • experience – record 36 months’ experience in a relevant role
  • ethics – the online Professional Ethics module (approx. 3 hours with no final exam).
*Depending on your previous educational achievements the ACCA may award you with exemptions for up to nine of the fourteen ACCA exams. By accessing the ACCA exemptions portal you can enter the qualification you have achieved and see which exams you may be exempt from.

 

How Long Will It Take?

You can study at your own pace – part-time while working or through full-time studying. Exams sittings take place twice a year – in June and December, and you may sit a maximum of four papers per sitting. For students who are working we recommend two exams per sittings and hence you should complete your exams within four years – quicker if you have exemptions.
However there is a ten-year limit to complete all exams, which starts from the date of initial registration.

 

What Will I Learn? (Syllabus)

On your way to ACCA membership, there are lots of qualifications you can achieve. This is a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated. You can achieve:
  • a Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University
You must complete each stage (Knowledge, Skills, Essentials, and Options) in order. However within each stage you may take papers in any order (for example, you may take F8 and F9, and later complete F4 and F7). Globaltraining can advise you on which exams to take per sitting.

 

Fundamental Papers

Knowledge (Qualification Gained: Diploma in Accounting and Business)
F1 – Accountant in Business
F2 – Management Accounting
F3 – Financial Accounting
Skills (Qualification Gained: Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business)
F4 – Corporate & Business Law
F5 – Performance Management
F6 – Taxation
F7 – Financial Reporting
F8 – Audit & Assurance
F9 – Financial Management
Thesis (OPTIONAL)Qualification Gained: BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes
Research and Analysis Project

Professional Papers

Essentials
P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics
P2 – Corporate Governance
P3 – Business Analysis
Options (two to be completed)
P4 – Advanced Financial Management
P5 – Advanced Performance Management
P6 – Advanced Taxation
P7 – Advanced Audit & Assurance

There are a number of entry routes available which take into account different qualifications and recognise your previous achievements.First you need to check your English and Maths skills to see if you’re ready to study with ACCA. You can do this through the ACCA’s free self-check modules. These self-check modules are optional to complete and anonymous so only you will know the results and feedback.

The minimum entry requirements depend on the country where you have previously studied. We have listed the requirements for certain countries below, but if your country is not there then you can check the ACCA’s Minimum Entry Requirements Document. In summary you need to be 18 or over and have two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics.

CYPRUS – Lyceum Apolyterion with an average mark of 17/20 (85%); or
– Lyceum Apolyterion with an average mark of 16/20 (80%) plus LCCI third level Accounting; or
– University matriculation (2 A levels and 3 GCSEs in five separate subjects including English and Mathematics. The GCSEs must be achieved with grade C or above); or
– FIA – Diploma in Accounting and Business; or
– Academic degree or diploma.
GREECE

– Lyceum Apolyterion with an average of 17/20 (85%) and above in 5 separate subjects including Mathematics and English; or

– Academic degree or University Registration Certificate.

Note: ACCA and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL) have signed an agreement to offer a joint examinations scheme for trainee auditors and accountants in Greece under the auspice of the Greek Financial Regulator (ELTE).

The agreement stipulates that candidates will register with both ACCA and SOEL and they will have the opportunity to become members of both professional bodies once qualified. ACCA – JES REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

ROMANIA – Diploma de Bacalaureat (Secondary Vocational Diploma from upper secondary school); or

– Diploma/ Certificat de Absolvire a Scolii Postliceale (Diploma/ Certificate of Completion from Postsecondary Schools).

NIGERIA – 2 passes at West African A Level (or equivalent) PLUS 3 passes at Senior School Certificate (or equivalent); or

– University Matriculation Examination; or

– Diploma (from a Federal University); or

– Ordinary National Diploma / Post-Secondary School Certificate; or

– Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC) / Advanced National Commercial Certificate (ANCC).

If You Don’t Meet The Minimum Entry Requirements:

If you don’t meet the minimum entry requirements then you can start via the Foundations in Accounting route. There are no minimum entry requirements for this, and once completed you will gain exemptions for F1-F3, so you can start from F4 of the ACCA qualification.

To gain your Foundation in Accounting (FIA) you will need to complete:

  • Three Exams
    • FAB       Accountant in Business
    • FMA      Management Accounting
    • FFA        Financial Accounting
  • Online Foundations in Professionalism module

Apply Online:

Once you have meet the Entry Requirements, you may apply to start your ACCA qualification here. In order to regsiter you will need:

  • A scan of your passport or National ID (in English)
  • 1 scan of a Passport-sized photo (in JPG)
  • A scan of any relevant qualification certificates (in English)
  • A credit/debit card to pay the registration fee (£79)

ACCA Exam Deadline Dates:

September 2017 Exam Closing Entry Dates

15 May 2017 Early entry
31 July 2017 Standard exam entry
7 August 2017 Late exam entry

December 2017 Exam Closing Entry Dates

14 August 2017 Early entry
30 October 2017 Standard exam entry
6 November 2017 Late exam entry

Exam Dates

September 2017 4-8 September 2017
December 2017 4-8 December 2017
Computer Based Exam All Year Round

Fees Payable To ACCA:

Below is the standard ACCA fees, however they may vary by country. To view fees for your country please visit the ACCA website here
Initial registration £79
Annual subscription £95

Knowledge: F1, F2 and F3

Exam Entry Period September 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)
Early £72
Standard £76
Late £231
Exam Entry Period December 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)
Early £74
Standard £78
Late £238

Skills: F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9

Exam Entry Period September 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)
Early £97
Standard £102
Late £261
Exam Entry Period  December 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)
Early £100
Standard £105
Late £269

Professional: P1, P2 and P3 (and any two from P4, P5, P6 and P7)

Exam Entry Period  September 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)
Early £121
Standard £128
Late £289
Exam Entry Period  December 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)
Early £125
Standard £132
Late £298

ACCA and Oxford Brookes University have worked together to develop a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting, which is available exclusively to ACCA students who wish to obtain a degree while studying towards the ACCA Qualification.

There are lots of benefits to completing the degree, the main one being a degree and a professional accounting qualification are a powerful combination of qualifications to have, putting you in demand with employers and increasing your career prospects.

About Oxford Brookes University:

With an international reputation for innovation, high quality education and research, and global relationships, Oxford Brookes University’s commitment to excellent teaching and providing a great student experience has been widely recognised.

In a recent QAA audit of Oxford Brookes University it concluded that it has ‘broad confidence’ (the highest category available) in the quality and standards of its awards.

Eligiblity:

To be awarded the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:

  • Have opted-in to the BSc degree scheme before passing any of the three ACCA Fundamentals papers – F7, F8 and F9
  • Pass the first six fundamental papers, or gained exemptions for them (F1 – F6)
  • Pass the three ACCA Fundamentals papers F7, F8 and F9
  • Complete the ACCA Professional Ethics Module (PEM)
  • Work with an approved Project Mentor who will support you in completing your Research and Analysis Project (RAP). Oxford Brookes University requires that you have at least three meetings with your Project Mentor, each of which would normally be about 30 minutes in length.
  • Submit your RAP (7,500 words) and a Skills and Learning Statement (2,000 words) to Oxford Brookes University

 

The degree must be completed within 10 years of your start date onto the ACCA’s professional qualification otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.

How Globaltraining can help you?

Globaltraining has experienced project mentors who can help you with your Research and Analysis Project (RAP) submission. Meetings can be held face-to-face or via our online conferencing system – so we can help you from anywhere in the world.

Key Dates and Fees:

In addition to ACCA exam fees, you will be required to pay:

  • A Project Submission Fee (approx. £180) – payable to Oxford Brookes
  • Your Project Mentor Fee – payable to Globaltraining

Submission Dates

There are two RAP submission periods per year.

Submission Period 1

Latest date to complete Professional Ethics Module 31 March
Earliest uploading of RAP to Oxford Brookes University site 1 May
Latest uploading of RAP to Oxford Brookes University site 21 May
RAP and BSc degre results dispatched Mid-September

Submission Period 2

Latest date to complete Professional Ethics Module 30 September
Earliest uploading of RAP to Oxford Brookes University site 1 November
Latest uploading of RAP to Oxford Brookes University site 19 November
RAP and BSc degre results dispatched Mid-March

Dates may vary – please see the ACCA website for specific period dates.

For More Information about the BSc in Applied Accounting please see ACCA’s BSc (Hons) Information Pack.

Computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for the ACCA Knowledge module exams (F1, F2 and F3) of the ACCA Qualification. F4 English and Global variants will also be available as CBEs from November 2014.

The Benefits of Sitting CBES:

  • Flexibility – You are not restricted to June and December paper-based exam sessions as you can sit CBEs at any time of year. CBEs also offer flexibility for re-sits, which you can take at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times you can re-sit the exams by CBE.
  • Instant results – Your result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam.
  • Results – Your results are uploaded by the licensed centre and will be transferred to your ACCA account within 72 hours.

How and where can I sit CBEs?

Globaltraining have CBE centres in Greece, Cyprus and Romania. You can see the details of each centre, including prices and exam dates, below. If you are not based in these countries, you can view the offical ACCA CBE Centre list here.

  • On the day of the exam, your identity will be checked by the invigilator, further validity and eligibility checks are carried out, and then the invigilator instructions will be read out.
  • You are then asked to start the exam software and input validation details into the software. This will further check your identity and eligibility to sit the exams.
  • Instruction screens will be displayed and you may then start the exam when advised to do so by the invigilator.
  • Once the exam is started, the questions are displayed on screen and the answers are input directly onto the CBE software.
  • On completion of the exam, the final percentage score is calculated and displayed on screen.
  • You will be asked to print two copies of the Provisional Result Notification; one copy is retained by the CBE centre and the other is for your records.
  • The CBE centre uploads the results to the CBE system and these will be transferred to your records with ACCA within 72 hours.