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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Fundamentals (Skills)

Course Description

Build a successful career as a finance professional in any sector with our ACCA (part-time) Fundamentals Level course.

*The length of your course will be determined by the number of modules you take. You will study on a modular basis and the components you study will depend on your existing qualifications and career goals. ACCA papers F4-F9 offered.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world's leading professional accountancy organisations with nearly 450,000 members and student members in more than 170 countries. ACCA members work in public practice, industry, commerce and the private sector. The globally recognised ACCA qualification is an established route to professional status - allowing you to use the 'ACCA' letters after your name.

The ACCA qualification is the fastest growing accountancy qualification in the world and in the UK is one of the recognised accountancy qualifications for Companies Act purposes.

Within ACCA there is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance - skills which are essential as the accountancy profession moves towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation with an increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.

All you need from your employer is the chance to apply your learning and build up your practical experience and there's no need for you to take time off work to attend college or to study for exams.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/acca_fundamentals

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.


ACCA is now the largest international professional accountancy body in 49 countries and in the top three bodies in 54 countries. This qualification opens doors to becoming part of the next generation of finance directors, chief financial officers, chief executive officers and partners.

- Treasurer
- Chartered Accountant
- Credit Control Manager
- Funds Manager

Post Grad study: Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

Set yourself apart from the crowd by offering employers the complete package in terms of professional and academic accounting qualifications. The course is taught by professionally qualified accountants with significant experience of working as accountants, auditors and tax advisers. Feedback from students has consistently rated our accounting and finance teaching as amongst the best in the sector and our international students have praised the services offered by our University in a recent independent survey.

To supplement the ACCA modules and prepare you for the workplace our full-time course also includes professional practice sessions which help you to focus on your career ambitions, apply for jobs and develop the skills you'll need to be a successful accounting professional. The course offers excellent value for money given the amount of tuition provided, the input on employability and the great range of facilities available in a University environment.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/guestspeakers).


F4 Corporate & Business Law
To develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognising the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.

F5 Performance Management
To develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control.

F6 Taxation
To develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies, and groups of companies.

F7 Financial Reporting
To develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups, and how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.

F8 Audit & Assurance
To develop knowledge and skills in the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

F9 Financial Management
To develop knowledge and skills expected of a financial manager - relating to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.


- Library
Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Fundamentals (Skills) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must register with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants who will provide full details about entry requirements and exemptions available. Please see View Website for more details or call 020 7396 5800. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification.

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