ACCA Exemptions and Requirements

Professional Examination Route:
Minimum Entry requirements to register for the ACCA course, starting at the ACCA Knowledge level, are two A Levels plus 3 GCSEs in five separate subjects (including English and Mathematics), or the equivalent. Those students in possession of higher qualifications may be eligible for exemptions from some of the ACCA examinations.

Foundations in Accountancy route (FIA)

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can transfer to the UK ACCA Qualification and commence their studies from F4 onwards
  • Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F3

ACCA Exemptions for Degree Holders:
Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees will be considered for ACCA exemption from some or all of the papers in Knowledge & Skills levels, if they have previously studied and been assessed in comparable subject areas. Students with non-relevant degrees will not receive exemption from the examinations.
We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.

ACCA Exemption Application Deadlines:

  • By 31 July – for December exams
  • By 31 December – for June exams

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