The globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification provides you with transferable skills in accountancy which can be applied across all business sectors as well as providing a pathway to becoming a qualified accountant.
The ACCA is a world-leading international accountancy body, operating in over 170 countries. Its recognition under UK legislation empowers it to regulate its members to undertake statutory audit and to conduct investment business. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status by ACCA. The programme is available on a part-time basis for HNC/HND holders or graduates working in the accounting profession with a flexible structure to suit student and employer needs.
The ACCA qualification has a practical and theoretical focus, providing you with an advanced understanding and specialist knowledge in accountancy. Designed with consideration of the increased focus on professionalism and ethics within accounting, there is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance throughout. Examinations are set and marked by ACCA. Admission to the examinations is limited to registered ACCA students. Exemptions are granted to students with HNC/HND qualifications and recognised degrees.
The flexibility of this qualification means there are a wide range of opportunities available to ACCA members in the business world. Graduates can pursue opportunities in general management in the public and private sectors, specialising in areas such as audit, taxation or information technology.
ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business or relevant accounting or finance qualification.
Students with HNDs, HNCs or recognised degrees are given exemptions which vary according to the subjects studied.
Application must be made to ACCA to obtain confirmation of exemptions and to obtain registration.
Please telephone ACCA on 44 141 582 2000 or see details at www.accaglobal.com
Students can also email:email@example.com.
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Trimester A (Sept-Nov)
- Applied Skills Level:
- Paper TX: Taxation
- Paper PM: Performance Management
- Paper AA: Audit & Assurance
Strategic Professional Level:
- Paper APM: Advanced Performance Management
- Paper SBR: Strategic Business Reporting
- Paper SBL: Strategic Business Leader
Trimester B (Feb-May)
- Applied Skills Level:
- Paper FR: Financial Reporting
- Paper FM: Financial Management
- Strategic Professional Level:
- Paper ATX: Advanced Taxation
Study and duration
Part-time, three years approximately
Programme duration is dependent on how many papers the student is exempt from and how many the student chooses to study per trimester. It is not recommended that students study more than two papers per trimester.
Please note: where relevant, the paper taught will be the International Version except for F4 which is the Scottish version.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
- Fundamental level:
- £620 per paper (no VAT)
- Professional level:
- £670 per paper (no VAT), except Strategic Business Leader (SBL) which is £930
The fees per paper include:
- one day of revision (either Sat or Sun
- mock exam and coursework
These fees do not include required textbooks(s) which cost approximately £37 each. We recommend that you buy two books per paper: the study text book and exam kit book (approx. £50). We will advise students on registration which recommended text to purchase.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
Some of our ACCA courses are eligible for the SAAS part-time fees grant. Please download our notes for students applying for SAAS Part-time Fee Grant.
There are Revision Courses available for each of the papers listed above which are incorporated into the course fee for current students. These courses take place near the end of the course, usually on a Saturday and/or Sunday, and are intended as revision before the exam in either April, June, September or December. Please note; Strategic Business leader has two revision days.
If you are interested in attending the revision day only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org