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Foundations in Accountancy (FIA)

Foundations in Accountancy is a suite of accountancy awards from ACCA for those wanting to start a career in accounting and finance. If you are a recent school leaver, have no accounting experience or do not have the required academic standard to begin ACCA you should start on the FIA route.

Important! You can now book your FIA CBE instantly and securely online at your nearest Kaplan centre.

Why study FIA?

'Foundations in Accountancy' or FIA consists of a suite of awards including Introductory & Intermediate Certificates, Diplomas and a revised Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification. The awards begin at GCSE level, and progress up to first year degree level.

You do not need previous qualifications to study towards an FIA qualification. These awards provide recognised qualifications in their own right as well as a natural entry route into further accountancy qualifications including ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW.

  • For students - the awards provide flexible entry points with certification awarded at each level to develop your education and skills, and make you a more attractive choice for employers.
  • For employers - the range of awards means you can pick the level of qualification which is most appropriate to your business needs.

Find out more about the FIA qualification in:

What is FIA?

Why study with Kaplan?

Kaplan Financial is the UK market leader for ACCA training, with over 17,000 ACCA students studying with us every year. You can be confident that we have the experience and expertise to deliver this new qualification.

Tutor support from the start

From day one, our friendly expert tutors and support team go out of their way to encourage and assist you. You'll even be able to contact them by phone or email outside of normal classroom hours.

Study Materials

Our sister company, Kaplan Publishing, is an ACCA approved publisher, so you can be assured that the materials we provide meet the examiners’ high standards. Our courses and materials are written by our own in-house content specialists and are exam focused and adapted for each level of the FIA qualification.

Flexible ways to study

Fitting in your studies around your lifestyle can be difficult; that's why we offer a variety of different ways for you to gain your FIA qualifications, including Classroom, Live Online and Distance Learning.

Find out more about the FIA courses we offer and the best learning method for you in:

FIA Courses

Currently studying CAT?

You should now have received guidance from the ACCA regarding your personal conversion arrangements.  Further guidance will be issued by the ACCA following the results issued in August. If you would like to find out more please visit the ACCA website.

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