The ACCA Qualification


The ACCA Qualification is your route to professional status. The course develops accounting knowledge and skills as well as a strong appreciation of professional values, ethics and governance – this means that you can build a successful career as a finance professional in any market sector.

To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:

  • a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption)
  • the practical experience requirement
  • the Professional Ethics module.

You can gain several qualifications as you study and train for the ACCA Qualification. This is a great way to demonstrate to employers the knowledge and skills you have acquired and helps keep you on track and motivated. On your way to ACCA membership you can achieve :


The ACCA Qualification should take about three to four years to complete.

The exact duration will depend on whether or not you receive exemptions for any prior qualification you may have, whether you study full time or part time and how well you perform in the exams as you progress through the course. You have 10 years from the date you register to complete the ACCA Qualification exams.

You can choose how you study (study options), how often you sit your exams and where you get your relevant practical experience.

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As a registered ACCA Qualification student, you will have access to :

  • the ACCA web site with respect to syllabuses and study guides, past exam papers, examiners' approach presentations, examiners' reports online as well as online guides to help you through your practical experience and maintain your motivation.
  • the Student Accountant digital magazine. This publication is full of exam tips, technical articles, career guidance and advice and is essential reading to help you through your exams, ethics module and practical experience requirements.


The ACCA exams are divided into two levels; Fundamentals and Professional.

  • The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules: Knowledge and Skills.
    • The Knowledge module introduces you to the main areas of financial and management accounting.
    • At the Skills level, you will study a range of technical accountancy areas as preparation for your Professional studies.
  • The Professional level is divided into two modules: Essentials and Optional Papers.
    • Both of the modules at Professional level have been set at the same ability level as a Masters degree and build on the technical knowledge acquired from the Skills level. This level of study will also explore more advanced professional skills, techniques and values required at a senior level by accountants working in an advisory or consultancy role. All students have to pass the three papers in the Essentials module.
    • The Options module contains four papers, from which 2 papers must be chosen.

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Professional ethics is at the heart of the ACCA Qualification and is covered in 11 of the 16 exam papers. This includes all papers at Professional level and three of the Essential performance objectives. 

The ACCA’s Professional Ethics online module underpins both your studies and your practical experience in the qualification. The primary aim of the module is to introduce you to a range of ethical ideas and real life business situations in which effective ethical judgment will be required.

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A key part of the ACCA Qualification is obtaining relevant practical experience in the workplace. The ACCA exams will give you the theory behind your knowledge of accountancy. However you also need to have the practical experience to support the theory. This experience, alongside your exams and ethical awareness, will mean you are fully prepared for a challenging career as a professional accountant.

The ACCA Qualification closely links practical experience to your studies. This means you can apply the knowledge you gain from the exams in your workplace – this in turn will demonstrate to current and future employers that you have the right mix of knowledge and skills.

You should think about the practical experience you need to gain for the ACCA Qualification when looking for a job and choosing your employer. You need to do three years' relevant work experience and achieve 13 performance objectives. These performance objectives set out a clear guide for the activities you should do and what you should achieve in the workplace as well as outline the standards and expected results of your work.

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