The ACCA or (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is one of the largest and fastest growing accountancy bodies in the world.
To gain the ACCA qualification and become a Chartered Accountant you need to pass 14 out of the potential 16 ACCA exams (subject to Entry Requirements and Exemptions) , demonstrate your ethics and gain relevant work experience.
Why Study the ACCA Qualification
- The ACCA has provided world-class accounting and finance qualifications for over 100 years
- It provides career support and services to 147,000 members and 424,000 in 170 countries
- ACCA has 71 global accountancy partnerships, delivering value to accountants and the wider profession around the world
- Members, who are known as Chartered Certified Accountants, are employed in industry, financial services, the public sector, or in public practice.
If you are thinking about Studying ACCA why not attend one of our ACCA Open Days to find out more about the course and studying with Kaplan.
The ACCA syllabus is broken down into two levels: Fundamental and Professional. Each level is sub-divided into two modules. There are 16 exams in the entire syllabus - and to gain the ACCA qualification you have to pass 14 of these exams. Exams take place in June and December each year. Find out more about the ACCA Modules.
Entry Requirements and Exemptions
Qualification is open to everyone, although your starting point may differ depending on previous qualifications. If you have a degree or accountancy qualification you may exempt from certain ACCA exams. Find out more about Entry Requirements & Exemptions.
All students now have to complete an online Ethics module provided by ACCA. This is ideally completed whilst studying paper P1 Governance Ethics and Risk in the Essentials Module.
You must have 3 years relevant practical experience, which can be obtained before, during or after your exams. This is known as the Practical Experience Requirement (PER). You will be asked to provide ACCA with an online annual return to show the experience you have achieved during the preceding year, which has to be authorised by a workplace mentor.