Why study with us?
Why study with us?

Why study AAT at LSBF?

LSBF is one of the UK’s leading online training providers for professional qualifications. We pride ourselves on our vast experience delivering a portfolio of hundreds of academic and vocational programmes via distance learning to students and businesses all over the world. To offer the most up-to-date and relevant course content we work with accountancy professionals and collaborate with some of the biggest accounting firms in the world to develop and deliver career-ready certification. Since 2008, we have successfully provided professional training online to thousands of students in no less than 110 countries.

Our tutors are acknowledged AAT experts with years of experience not only in professional accountancy and tuition, but also with the differing skills required of online learning. At LSBF, we understand that you have busy lives, and to fit in your studies around your other commitments means that our AAT courses must be both comprehensive and to the point. We do more than just bring the classroom online, we take advantage of the online environment to offer you something better, clearer and more engaging than other distance learning providers.

By taking your AAT course online with LSBF you can expect your online student experience to include:

  • Rich multimedia course materials
  • Studio-produced HD video lectures
  • Expert tutor support from industry professionals
  • Frequent feedback, supporting notes and discussion questions
  • Online community of students and mentors
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Online library
  • Tailor-made study plans
  • Comprehensive revision kits
  • Exam-booking service
  • Detailed mock assessments
  • Sage Instant Accounts software included when purchasing the CPAG unit
  • Exceptional technical support

Everything you need to pass your AAT qualification will be delivered to you online, anywhere, anytime, on any of your personal devices. It won't make a difference which AAT level you are studying for, you will always receive comprehensive and practical training for the accountancy career you want.

If you are looking for the professional way to fit your studies around your current commitments and gain a powerful vocational accountancy qualification, studying towards the AAT qualification with LSBF is the professional choice.

The ACCA syllabus consists of 14 papers divided into four levels:

  • Knowledge - 3 papers
  • Skills – 6 papers
  • Essentials – 3 papers
  • Options – 2 papers from 4


This module, which includes papers F1 to 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
F2 MA Management Accounting
F3 FA Financial Accounting



Comprising modules F4 to 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 CL Corporate and Business Law
F5 PM Performance Management
F6 TX Taxation
F7 FR Financial Reporting (UK or International)
F8 AA Audit & Assurance (UK or International)
F9 FM Financial Management



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 3 ACCA papers is assessed with a 3-hour paper-based exam.

P1 GR&E Governance, Risk and Ethics
P2 CR Corporate Reporting (UK or International)
P3 BA Business Analysis





Choose any 2 from 4

This module requires you to select 2 ACCA papers to study from a choice of 4, allowing you to tailor your programme to suit your requirements, interests and career aspirations. 3-hour, paper-based exams will test your knowledge of each paper.

P4 AFM Advanced Financial Management
P5 APM Advanced Performance Management
P6 ATX Advanced Taxation
P7 AAA Advanced Audit & Assurance (UK or International)


 Exam Regulations

  • 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
  • The pass mark for all examinations is 50%
  • In addition to the above 14 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 P1
  • Practical experience required

Registration: February, September
Duration: 18-30 months
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Minimum entry requirements

  • Two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics

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 ACCA Qualification and commence their studies at F4 onwards of the ACCA Qualification
  • Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F3

Graduate entry route

  • Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt* from up to nine exams within the Knowledge & Skills levels and register directly at the Professional level
  • Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees may also qualify for exemptions*

*We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.

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Please note that the number of scholarships is limited to 200, and places are filling up quickly, so call us now to secure your place.

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  • Two world-recognised qualifications will boost your career on an international level
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Important Information, Terms & Conditions

*Subject to availability. To complete the MBA/MA course students must pass 14 ACCA papers (i.e.: F1–P5). Students may be admitted onto the MBA/MA course prior to passing their final three ACCA Papers. SUBSEQUENT TO COMMENCING THE MBA/MA COURSE, SHOULD A STUDENT DISCOVER THAT SHE HAS FAILED ANY ACCA PAPERS, SHE WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, FAILURE OF ANY ACCA PAPERS WILL NOT ENTITLE THE STUDENT TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT. The awarding body for the MBA/MA course will be one of LSBF's partner universities (subject to validation); however, awarding bodies are subject to change from time to time. The School's obligations shall be discharged by providing tuition leading to a recognised MBA/MA award by a recognised awarding body. The School reserves the right to change the awarding body, and will notify the student as soon as reasonably practicable. In light of this, the student agrees that they shall have no claim based on changes to the awarding bodies. The MBA/MA Finance is subject to validation and meeting academic criteria to be undertaken online only. International students cannot study while in the UK. The Oracle Capital Group sponsorship programme for the masters' course fees covers the tuition fees only and does not include incidentals such as textbooks and exam entry/assessment fees (£158 per module), dissertation mentoring fees (£250), dissertation submission fees (£250) and final academic board presentation fees (£150), and fees for exemptions and deferrals. Students are responsible for payment of such fees which are mandatory for enrolment and progression on the masters' course.
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