The ACCA qualification will lead to a career as a Chartered Certified Accountant in the corporate sector, public sector or in public accounting – audit – consulting practices. ACCA combines the benefits of traditional accounting skills with a wide ranging and forward thinking syllabus, which recognizes that financial professionals are increasingly required to demonstrate strategic thinking, excellent communication, people skills and information technology
A number of entry routes are available which take into account different qualifications and recognise your previous achievements.
Professional Examination Route (PER)
For entry to ACCA's Professional Qualification, you must be at least 18 years old and meet at least one of the criteria shown below.
• 2 A levels and 3 GCSEs (5 separate subjects including English & Mathematics)
• CAT papers T1 - T5
• AAT (UK) Intermediate (complete)
• BTEC National Certificate (any subject)
• Advanced GNVQ (any subject)
• NVQ Level 3 / 4 (any subject)
• Degree (from a recognized institution in any subject)
• ACCA Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance/Diploma in Financial Management (complete)
Mature Student Entry Route (MSER)
For entry to ACCA's Professional Qualification via the MSER you must be over 21 years old. You must also pass Papers M1 and M2 (equivalent to Papers 1.1 and 1.2) within two years from the date of your first eligible ACCA examination session.
You will then be able to transfer to the main student register.
Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification
This is ACCA's vocational, open- entry introduction to accounting. Applicants who are 16 years or older can complete ACCA's CAT qualification and will be eligible for direct entry to Part 2 of ACCA's professional examination.