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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the largest body of Accountants recognised by statute in the UK. Founded in 1904, ACCA is the world’s largest and fastest growing international accountancy body. ACCA was the first professional body to offer examinations based on international accounting standards (IAS), providing truly global, transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in all sectors. The qualifications awarded by the Association offer individuals at all levels the opportunity to work at the
heart of business. Members of the Association use the designatory letters ACCA for Associates and FCCA for Fellow members.

The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules-knowledge and skills. The knowledge module (F1-F3) introduces students to the core areas of financial and management accounting. This provides the platform from which the other technical accountancy areas will be studied in greater detail in the skills module. The skills module (F4-F9) contains six subjects which comprehensively cover the main technical areas that any accountant-regardless of their future career aspirations- are expected to have mastered. They comprise law,  performance management, taxation, financial reporting, auditing and financial management.

The professional level is divided into two modules-Essentials (P1-P3) and Optionals (P4-P7). Both modules have been set at an intellectual level equivalent to that expected of a student taking a Master degree. The focuses of the syllabus at this level is to build upon the technical skills already acquired, and explore more advance professional skills, techniques and values that are required and used by the expert accountant acting in an advisory or consultancy role at a senior level. All students must complete the three papers in the Essential module. The options modules contain four papers. These are directly underpinned and supported by their equivalent within the skills module in the fundamentals level. Students select two out of four option papers and are advised to choose the options that relate to their chosen or anticipated field of work.

Career Benefits

Qualified accountants find employment in a wide range of fields and an accounting background is the most popular choice for senior management.

Course Module(s)

Course Subjects: (Knowledge Module)
F1: Accountant in Business (AB)
F2: Management Accounting (MA)
F3: Financial Accounting (FA)

Course Subject: (Skills Module)
F4: Corporate and Business law (CL)
F5: Performance Management (PM)
F6: Taxation (TX)
F7: Financial Reporting (FR)
F8: Audit and Assurance (AA)
F9: Financial management (FM)

Essentials Level
P1: Professional Accountant
P2: Corporate Reporting
P3: Business Analysis

Essentials Optional (Any Two)
P4: Advanced Financial Management
P5: Advanced Performance Management
P6: Advanced Taxation
P7: Advanced Audit and Assurance

Course Structure

This course comprises fourteen papers leading to membership of the ACCA. You need to take each paper in order. All papers are normally offered twice yearly to coincide with the ACCA’s examination timetable. Professional Level options may only be offered once annually subject to demand.

The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules-knowledge and skills. The knowledge module (F1-F3) introduces students to the core areas of financial and management accounting. This provides the platform from which the other technical accountancy areas will be studied in greater detail in the skills module. The skills module (F4-F9) contains six subjects which comprehensively cover the main technical areas that any accountant-regardless of their future career aspirations- are expected to have mastered. They comprise law,  performance management, taxation, financial reporting, auditing and financial management.

The professional level is divided into two modules-Essentials (P1-P3) and Optionals (P4-P7). Both modules have been set at an intellectual level equivalent to that expected of a student taking a Master degree. The focuses of the syllabus at this level is to build upon the technical skills already acquired, and explore more advance professional skills, techniques and values that are required and used by the expert accountant acting in an advisory or consultancy role at a senior level. All students must complete the three papers in the Essential module. The options modules contain four papers. These are directly underpinned and supported by their equivalent within the skills module in the fundamentals level. Students select two out of four option papers and are advised to choose the options that relate to their chosen or anticipated field of work.

All assessment is external to the College.  You may take the CBE assessments at the College.

Entry Requirements for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

1 – Age restriction
Minimum: 18
2 – Non specific
We accept anyone onto the course who is registered as a student with the ACCA. If you are joining an advanced stage you are required to have cleared or have exemptions for previous stages. For further details of their entry requirements please see the ACCA website
3 – General Entry Requirements
The City of London College seeks to recruit students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds, so good examination results are the main factor in the admission of students to our courses with atleast a Grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE O Level or equivalent. You will also need to prove your English language proficiency such as an IELTS with an overall band of 5.5. In addition to this, we can also use other information supplied to us to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This information might include: prior and predicted grades, evidence of knowledge and commitment in your personal statement describing your analytical and interpersonal skills, TWO references from an employer and teacher , performance at interview and any exceptional circumstances or personal barriers to learning that you have faced. This allows us to build up a full and rounded view of all our applicants.
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Start On November 7, 2016
Duration Full Time
Level Beginner
Awarding Body
Price £4,225.00

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