Why choose ACCA?
ACCA qualifications are business qualifications which are recognised worldwide. They cover the essential skills needed to understand the financial activities and performance of a company and allow students to make sense of many different aspects of business.
Which qualification is right for you?
If you’re just starting out in accounting and finance then you can choose to take any, or all of ACCA’s entry-level qualifications:
Foundation level qualifications
- Introductory certificate in financial and management accounting
- Intermediate certificate in financial and management accounting
- Diploma in accounting and business
- Certified accounting technician (CAT)
If you want to complete the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification, you will need to achieve one year’s practical experience in the workplace. This can be completed before, at the same time or after completing the exams and can count towards the experience requirement for the ACCA Qualification if you wish to progress to their professional accountancy qualification.
If you’re a graduate or a school leaver with university entry-level qualifications, then you meet the entry requirements to start your studies on the ACCA Qualification.
To achieve the ACCA Qualification you need to complete exams, an ethics module and practical experience. There are lots of awards you can achieve along the way including a diploma, degree and advanced diploma to keep you on track and motivated to achieving your ACCA Qualification.
There are 14 exams in total and how many you have to complete depends on what prior qualifications you have. You will also need to complete three years’ relevant practical experience.