ACCA Syllabus and Papers
The ACCA syllabus consists of 13 papers divided into four levels:
- Knowledge - 3 papers
- Skills – 6 papers
- Essentials – 2 papers
- Options – 2 papers from 4
This module, which includes papers AB (F1) to FA (F3), is the starting point on your way to achieving your ACCA qualification. Once you've passed all 3 papers, you can continue on to the ACCA Skills module.
|F1||AB||Accountant in Business|
Comprising modules LW (F4) to FM (F9), this module examines the principle technical subjects that you're expected to have an advanced understanding of. These subjects include law, taxation, auditing and financial management, financial reporting and performance management. You will develop knowledge and skills in these subject areas, reaching a level of knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
|F4||LW||Corporate and Business Law|
|F8||AA||Audit & Assurance|
This module is called Essentials as it will provide you with the specialised skills and techniques required to become an expert accountant, either in a consultancy or high-level advisory role. Each of the 2 ACCA papers is assessed with a 3-hour paper-based exam.
|SBL||Strategic Business Leader|
|SBR||Strategic Business Reporting|
Choose any 2 from 4
|P4||AFM||Advanced Financial Management|
|P5||APM||Advanced Performance Management|
|P7||AAA||Advanced Audit & Assurance (UK or International)|
- All modules must be sat in order
- Maximum of four papers to be taken in one sitting
- Papers within a module may be sat in any order but ACCA recommends that they should be sat in numerical order
- Papers from a variety of levels may be sat at any one time. i.e. Knowledge and Skills or Skills and Essentials
- The three Essentials ACCA papers do not have to be sat together
- Students have 10 years to pass all the examinations. From early 2016 students will have 7 years to pass the exams at Professional level (SBL and SBR and two of the options paper AFM - AAA). The 7 year time limit starts when a student passes their first Professional level exam
- The pass mark for all examinations is 50%
- In addition to the above 13 papers, students are required to study and sit an on-line module in Professional ethics. It is recommended that this is studied at the same time as SBL
- Practical experience required
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