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.
Find out more at www.accaglobal.com/graduate
Trimester A (Sept-Nov)
- Fundamental Level
- Paper F5: Performance Management
- Paper F6: Taxation
- Paper F8: Audit & Assurance
- Professional Level
- Paper P1: Governance, Risk and Ethics
- Paper P2: Corporate Reporting
- Paper P4: Advanced Financial Management
- Paper P7: Advanced Audit and Assurance
Trimester B (Feb-May)
- Fundamental Level
- Paper F4: Corporate and Business Law
- Paper F7: Financial Reporting
- Paper F9: Financial Management
- Professional Level
- Paper P3: Business Analysis
- Paper P5: Advanced Performance Management
- Paper P6: 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.
Standard entry requirements
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Typical Entry Requirements
Students must register with the University to study this course. They must also register with ACCA to sit the exams.
Although there is no deadline date to submit your completed application form to GCU, we would ask that you submit it as soon as possible to allow adequate time for processing.
Registering with ACCA
New students must register with ACCA in order to sit April, June, September or December exams.
T: 44 141 582 2000
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student visa are not eligible for this part-time course. Please see our full-time listing.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
|Fundamental level:||£600 per paper (no VAT)|
£650 per paper (no VAT), except Strategic Business Leader (SBL) which is £900.
- one day of revision (either Sat or Sun)
- mock exam and coursework
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.