The Applied Knowledge level consists of 3 subjects which can be sat in any order.
Applied Knowledge is the entry level to the ACCA accounting qualification.Read more about minimum entry requirements.
If you have no previous qualifications, then you should complete the final level ofAAT or FIA Diploma first, before moving on to ACCA.
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Our most frequently asked questions are answered here.
Are there any entry requirements?
If you have the equivalent of 2 A Levels or 3 GCSE’s, you can start ACCA Knowledge. Check minimum entry requirements on ACCA website.
If you have completed the AAT qualification or have a degree in accountancy, you may be exempt and could start at Skills. Visit ACCA’s exemption page if you’re not sure or speak to our Student Services team.
How can I pay for my course?
You can pay by credit or debit card, PayPal or invoice your employer when you buy online. You can also apply for an interest-free payment plan and spread the cost of the course over monthly payments for the duration of your studies, up to a maximum of 12 months.
Are there any discounts?
You can save 10% when you buy all 3 Knowledge papers in the same transaction through either Classroom or Live Online or buy 3 Knowledge Distance Learning courses for the price of 2 when purchased in the same transaction.
Your discount is automatically applied at purchase.
Are the ACCA registration/subscription fees included in the course price?
No, you need to register with ACCA directly.
How do I book my exam?
You can book exams for Applied Knowledge online through Kaplan.
How many subjects are in ACCA Knowledge?
There are a total of 3 subjects - F1/AB, F2/MA and F3/FA. Each is assessed by a computer-based exam. To find out more about the subjects, visit the syllabus page.
How long will it take to become qualified?
Most students will typically take 6-12 months to complete all 3 subjects. From there, you can then progress onto the Applied Skills level to continue the qualification.
Am I eligible for government funding?
Yes, apprenticeships are available via the equivalent FIA Level 4 Apprenticeship.
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