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:
- 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).
How Long Will It Take?
What Will I Learn? (Syllabus)
- 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
|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|
|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. Note: ACCA and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (SELK) have signed an agreement so that individuals who are interested in enrolling in ACCA, are simultaneously enrolled in the ICPAC registry as students. The students must fill in the ACCA registration application and send it to the ICAPC office along with the sum of GBP54 for the ACCA registration and 40 Euros for the ICPAC registration.
– 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
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:
March 2017 Exam Closing Entry Dates
|14 November 2016||Early entry|
|30 January 2017||Standard exam entry|
|6 February 2017||Late exam entry|
June 2017 Exam Closing Entry Dates
|13 February 2017||Early entry|
|1 May 2017||Standard exam entry|
|8 May 2017||Late exam entry|
|September 2017||4-8 September 2017|
|December 2017||4-8 December 2017|
|Computer Based Exam||All Year Round|
Fees Payable To ACCA:
Knowledge: F1, F2 and F3
|Exam Entry Period||March and June 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)|
Skills: F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9
|Exam Entry Period||March and June 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)|
|Exam Entry Period||December 2016 Exam Fee (per exam)|
Professional: P1, P2 and P3 (and any two from P4, P5, P6 and P7)
|Exam Entry Period||March and June 2017 Exam Fee (per exam)|
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.
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
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.