Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
The ACCA is a globally recognised accountancy qualification. It is a badge of quality and professionalism, and ensures that your knowledge and skills are of the highest professional standard.
Taking the ACCA programme with BPP equips you with the skills and knowledge you will need for a range of roles in business, accountancy and management. We not only teach you the syllabus we also offer Revision Courses to ensure you are fully prepared for exam success.
For all levels of study our expert tutors will be on hand to give you advice when you need it, by email, on the phone or in the classroom. We are so confident you'll have all the support you need to pass the exam we offer Free Pass Assurance to students who book an integrated course or our blended study option.
As with all BPP programmes, we offer a range of flexible study options.
- Face to Face (day or evening classes)
- Online Classroom
- Online Classroom Live
New: ACCA Exam Sittings Information
BPP Jersey offers face to face courses for the June and December exam sittings and Online Classroom recorded and Online Classroom Live courses are available for the March and September exams.
Taught, Revision and Exam Practice Courses
Offered face-to-face, via day or evening classes, or online, our Knowledge module is delivered in an 'integrated' format, combining learning, practice and rehearsal and aimed towards Computer Based Examinations (CBEs). Your tutor will help you build and apply your knowledge of key topics using exam-standard questions throughout the course, to prepare you to take your CBE in your own time after the course finishes.
A dedicated Free Pass Assurance scheme is available at Knowledge level.
Skills, Essentials and Options modules
Offered face-to-face or online, our Taught Course give you the perfect foundation on which to prepare for the exam. As well as guiding you through all the key topics and building up your knowledge, your tutor will help you to make an early start towards understanding how different topics are examined.
If you book both a Taught and Revision Course you will be covered by our Free lifetime Pass Assurance providing you meet the terms and conditions
Syllabus knowledge is only part of what's required to pass the exam - our revision courses focus on the skills and techniques needed to pass your exams. As well as receiving everything you would expect from an ACCA Platinum Approved provider, our expert tutors will help and advise you every step of the way.
Book a Revision Course, and you'll receive:
- ACCA Platinum Approved Practice and Revision Kit
- Guided Exam Practice Course sessions
- Online debriefs about key questions showing you how to achieve maximum marks
- Techniques for impressing the marker
- Guidance on how to interpret past exam questions
- Techniques for managing your time in the exam
Question Based Revision Days (QBD's)
Our QBD's provide you with the chance to:
- Take a mock exam written by our Subject Specialists
- Receive 1:1 feedback from markers
- Learn where your knowledge gaps are, and how you can improve your exam technique
- Discuss your performance with your expert tutor
Our Online Classroom Live Final Mock allows you to complete the exam at a time that suits you, while still getting detailed feedback, a live exam debrief and the opportunity to ask your tutor questions to help you succeed in your real exam.
Levels of Study
The Knowledge module introduces you to the core areas of financial and management accounting. The module comprises:
F1 Accountant in Business
F1 develops your understanding of business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences on such aspects as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security.
Additionally, you will be introduced to certain aspects of the regulatory framework affecting auditing and governance, examine the roles of internal and external auditors and be introduced to the importance of internal control. The syllabus also introduces key management and people issues such as individual and team behaviour, leadership, motivation, personal effectiveness and professional ethics in accounting and business.
- Business organisation, structure, governance and management
- Environmental influences and constraints on business and accounting
- History and role of accounting in business
- Specific functions of accounting and internal financial control
- Leading and managing individuals and teams
F2 Management Accounting
F2 develops your knowledge and ability to apply appropriate management accounting concepts and foundations in accountancy techniques for decision making, planning and control including forecasting techniques, the preparation of budgets and standard costs and performance measurement.
- The nature and purpose of cost and management accounting
- Cost classification, behaviour and purpose
- Business mathematics and electronic spreadsheets
- Cost-accounting techniques
- Short-term decision making techniques
F3 Financial Accounting
F3 develops your knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting. It will enable you to demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of double entry techniques, including the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements for sole traders, companies and simple groups of companies.
- The context and purpose of financial reporting
- The qualitative characteristics of financial information and the fundamental bases of accounting
- The use of double entry and accounting systems
- Recording transactions and events
- Preparing a trial balance
- Preparing basic financial statements
- The basics of group accounting
The Skills module comprehensively covers the main technical areas of law, performance management, taxation, financial reporting, auditing and financial management. The Skills module is positioned at an intellectual level equivalent to a Bachelors degree.
The Skills module is assessed by three-hour written exams, in June and December each year at official ACCA exam centres.
F4 Corporate and Business Law
F4 develops your skills and knowledge of the general legal framework relating to business.
- Essential elements of the legal system
- The law of obligations
- Employment law
- The formation and constitution of business organisations
- Capital and the financing of companies
- Management, administration and regulation of companies
- Legal implications relating to companies in difficulty or crisis
- Governance and ethical issues relating to business
F5 Performance Management
F5 teaches you how to apply management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information. It builds on the knowledge gained in paper F2, so you will need to re-familiarise yourself with topics such as absorption and marginal costing.
- Specialist cost and management accounting techniques
- Decision-making techniques
- Standard costing and variance analysis
- Performance measurement and control
F6 helps you to develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system, as it applies to individuals and companies.
- The UK tax system
- Income tax liabilities
- Corporation tax liabilities
- Chargeable gains
- National insurance contributions
- Value added tax
- The obligations of tax papers and/or their agents
F7 Financial Reporting
F7 enables you to prepare, present, analyse and interpret financial statements which conform to UK standards. It builds on the knowledge gained in paper F3. So if you are exempt from F3, you are advised to revise double entry techniques before attending the F7 course.
- A conceptual framework for financial reporting
- A regulatory framework for financial reporting
- Financial statements
- Business combinations
- Analysing and interpreting financial statements
F8 Audit and Assurance
F8 develops your knowledge and understanding of the process and application of undertaking an audit assurance engagement.
- Audit framework and regulation
- Internal audit
- Planning and risk assessment
- Internal control
- Audit evidence
- Review and audit reporting
- Audit reporting
F9 Financial Management
F9 gives you an understanding of what is expected of a financial manager, including issues affecting investment and financing.
- Financial management function
- Financial management environment
- Working capital management
- Investment appraisal
- Business finance
- Cost of capital
- Business valuations
- Risk management
These three exams build upon the technical skills acquired at the Fundamentals Level. They explore advanced professional skills, techniques and values that you will require to act as an expert accountant in an advisory or consultancy role at senior level.
The Essentials module is assessed by three-hour written exams, in June and December each year at official ACCA exam centres.
P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
P1 teaches you how to apply relevant knowledge, skills and judgment gained from previous papers when carrying out the role of an accountant.
- Governance and responsibility
- Internal control and review
- Identifying and assessing risk
- Controlling risk
- Professional values and ethics
P2 Corporate Reporting
P2 teaches you how to evaluate financial reporting principles and practices. It builds on the knowledge gained in papers F3 and F7. If you book P2 course either online or in the classroom you will be given online access to BPPs Assumed Knowledge resources for F7, to help you get back up to speed for P2.
- Professional and ethical duty of the accountant
- Financial reporting framework
- Reporting the financial performance of entities
- Financial statements of groups of entities
- Specialised entities
- Implications of changes in accounting regulation on financial reporting
- Appraisal of financial performance and position of entities
P3 Business Analysis
P3 teaches you how to apply knowledge and skills gained from previous papers to the assessment and implementation of business strategy.
- Strategic position, choices and actions of an organisation
- Modelling and redesigning business processes
- Information technology solutions
- Quality initiatives to implement and support an organisations strategy
- People management
- Role of finance in formulating and implementing business strategy
- Role of leadership and people management in business strategy
The Options module is assessed by three-hour written exams, in June and December each year at official ACCA exam centres.
P4 Advanced Financial Management
This module allows you to specialise in particular topic areas, equipping you with the knowledge needed to give you a head start along your anticipated career path.
You must study two of four optional exams.
P4 gives you an understanding of what is expected of a senior financial executive, in terms of the financial management of an organisation. Subjects include:
- Role and responsibility towards stakeholders
- Advanced investment appraisal
- Acquisitions and mergers
- Corporate reconstruction and re-organisation
- Economic environment for multinationals
- Treasury and advanced risk management techniques
P5 Advanced Performance Management
P5 teaches you how to evaluate business performance through the application of strategic management accounting techniques. Subjects include:
- Strategic planning and control
- Economic, fiscal and environmental factors
- Performance measurement systems and design
- Strategic performance measurement
- Performance evaluation and corporate failure
- Current and emerging issues in management accounting and performance management
P6 Advanced Taxation
P6 teaches you how to apply relevant knowledge and skills gained from previous papers to evaluate the impact of major taxes, focusing on the financial decisions of both individuals and organisations.
It builds on the essential knowledge and grounding you gained when studying for F6 taxation. As part of this module we provide introductory chapters to help you to master any rule changes that may have occurred since you last studied taxation.
- Knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system
- Importance of taxation to personal and corporate financial management
- Impact of relevant taxes
- Tax planning measures
- Communicating with clients, HMRC and other professionals
P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance
P7 teaches you how to obtain, plan, control and conclude both audit and assurance engagements.
At P7 you are expected to build on your knowledge from F8 the basic mechanics of assurance engagement and obtaining evidence and apply it to audit management. So awareness of the risks associated with practice management comes in, alongside more detailed technical financial reporting experience, which you would have gained from P2.
- Regulatory environment
- Professional and ethical considerations
- Practice management
- Current issues and developments
Free Lifetime Pass Assurance
With pass rates consistently above the ACCA Global average, we are proud of the quality of our education and training. But we're also proud of the peace of mind we offer our students with free Pass Assurance that protects you if you fail the exam on your first attempt.
BPP's Pass Assurance varies dependent on how you study, and at which level.
Download Pass Assurance information for your level or paper:
All terms and conditions stated are subject to BPP's additional Pass Assurance Terms and Conditions.
Please note that Pass Assurance covers the cost of tuition only. Additional BPP Learning Media physical study materials are not included. You will get full online support with updated and refreshed content.
Should you fail your exam at the second attempt without lifetime pass assurance we can still offer you support. Please contact your tutor or call customer services so we can advise you on your next steps.
Our ACCA course has multiple entry routes, allowing everyone from school leavers to established professionals to pursue the qualification. And if you have prior experience in some of the ACCA subject areas, you might be exempt from certain papers within the Fundamentals Level modules.
It's important to note that students need to be registered with the ACCA in order to sit an exam with BPP, but don't need to be registered to be booked on to a course. Registration with ACCA can be completed online at http://www.accaglobal.com
Minimum entry requirements
The minimum ACCA entry requirements are two A-Levels and three GCSEs - or equivalent - in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics.
Foundations in Accountancy
If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements to start the ACCA Qualification, you will need to apply for Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) and take some or all of the awards. On completion of the Diploma in Accounting and Business, you can transfer to the ACCA Qualification at paper F4 (claiming exemptions from papers F1, F2 and F3).
ACCA entry for graduates
If you have a relevant degree from a university accredited by ACCA, you may be eligible for exemption from up to nine exams at the Fundamentals Level - meaning you can progress straight to the Professional level.
ACCA paper exemptions
Even if your qualification isn't from an ACCA-accredited institution, you may still be eligible for paper exemptions. Check the ACCA exemptions enquiry database to find out how many exemptions you can claim.