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ACCA Qualification

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With multiple pathways to qualification, ACCA is available to everyone whether you studied accounting or a related business degree at University, whether you studied a non-related degree at University, or even if you are a school leaver with the minimum entry requirements.

Are you studying for a degree related to finance or accounting?

You could join us at Professional level. At this level, you will take three essential and two options papers, meaning you can specialise according to your role and strengths.

You will also be required to have three years' relevant work experience and complete an online ethics module before you become fully qualified.

If you are a student studying accounting and finance at one of our partner universities, you could join our exclusive Accelerate programme which gives you an early start to a successful career. You will also receive discounted fees, employability advice and exclusive job opportunities. 

Are you studying for a University degree in an unrelated subject or 3 GCSEs and 2 A-Levels (or equivalent)?

You could join us at Fundamentals level. This level comprises of nine compulsory exams, which make up the essential areas of knowledge for someone working in the finance function – from taxation to management accounting.

If you don’t have the minimum entry requirements as per the above, you can start at the Foundations level, or complete an ACCA Apprenticeship. To find out more information go to our apprenticeship page.


We are truly global - our qualifications are recognised in 181 countries worldwide, meaning your skills will be in demand internationally.

You can keep your options open – you can specialise in whichever area you wish, from audit to management accounting, thanks to our unique option papers.

Our qualification is accessible - you don’t need a training contract to study with ACCA.

We offer exceptional support and flexibility - allowing you to fit your study and work around lifestyle and family commitments. Our contact centre operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we have a wealth of online resources.

Our syllabus and exams are clearly structured – our transparent exam marking system allows you to see exactly where your strengths lie, and helps you to progress through your studies quicker.

We also offer a range of study options to suit your lifestyle, budget and situation. We have key partnerships with learning providers offering quality tuition for our students.

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