Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) are a thriving global community of 227,000 members and 544,000 future members based in 179 countries that upholds the highest professional and ethical values.

ACCA qualifications develop forward-thinking professionals with the financial and business skills essential for the creation of sustainable economies and flourishing societies. Every day, ACCA professional accountants support people and organisations in making sound decisions and doing the right thing. They build public trust by creating an inclusive profession with people from all backgrounds, bound by a common global code of ethics and committed to updating their skills to meet ever-changing needs.

ACCA qualifications are the gold standard in accountancy, opening doors to highly respected, interesting work in any sector.

In 1974, they received their UK Royal Charter, recognising the excellent quality of their core qualification.

The ACCA and the International Baccalaureate (IB) partnership provides support to the use of ACCA course as the career-related study component of the CP in IB schools.

Career-related studies (CRS) 

CP students will take one of the two programmes offered by ACCA as the Career-Related Study (CRS), alongside at least 2 DP courses and the CP core.

ACCA Foundation-level qualifications promote open access to a range of relevant and practical qualifications in accountancy and business. They provide the vital knowledge and skills needed by anyone working, or aspiring to work, in accountancy or finance from the age of 16 onwards.

Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF level 4)

Diploma in Accounting and Business gives students a solid head start in earning the ACCA Qualification, as well as for students who are just starting out on their business education journeys, this programme is the ideal way to gain an understanding of how business finance works and to open up new career possibilities – both in finance and beyond.

It will also provide a head start towards further finance and accounting qualifications, including the prestigious and globally recognised ACCA Qualification. After achieving Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF level 4), students enjoy 3 exemptions towards achieving an ACCA qualification


Complete 4 courses and exams: 

  • FBT Business and Technology
  • FMA Management Accounting
  • FFA Financial Accounting
  • Foundations in Professionalism

What students will learn:

  • Underlying concepts relating to financial accounting and equipping one with proficiency in techniques, such as double entry accounting and the preparation of basic financial statements.
  • Skills to support management in planning and control and decision-making utilising management information.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence this has on how organisations are structured.

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3)

Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting gives students a head start on acquiring the universal language of business accounting.


Complete 3 courses and exams: 

  • FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
  • MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
  • Foundations in Professionalism

What students will learn:

  • Essentials of recording and maintaining financial records
  • Understanding of principles and techniques used for costing and finances

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1st period  DP Subject  DP Subject  DP Subject  DP Subject  DP Subject
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3rd period ACCA Modules  DP Subject  DP Subject ACCA Modules  DP Subject
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5th period ACCA Modules  CP Core  CP Core ACCA Modules  CP Core
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7th period  DP Subject  DP Subject  DP Subject
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University Recognition 

Students that have completed the Diploma in Accounting and Business or the Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting would have completed a pre-university qualification and are able to consider applying to other universities around the world. Students should check with the Admissions Office at each individual university for their specific entry requirements.

More Information:

The course is only available in English. Find more information and contact details to discuss the needs of your schools and students in relation to this CRS offering:

ACCA Hotline: 1 800 88 5051

ACCA Student Enquiries Email: [email protected]