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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional (part-time)

Course Description

The globally accepted ACCA qualification develops accounting knowledge and skills, as well as professional values, which means you can build a successful career as a finance professional in any sector. There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. This is essential as the profession is moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation and there is an increased focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.

The ACCA qualification exam syllabus is divided into two levels - Fundamentals and Professional. All modules are core except two at the Professional level. Each module is studied at a three hour evening class over a 12 week period. This provides a continuing programme of study leading to the examination. If you have relevant qualifications you'll be able to gain exemptions from all or some of the modules up to Professional level.

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.

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

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.


We have been delivering professional accountancy courses for more than 20 years. The course offers a valuable opportunity for you to study in an organised and supported way, and to maximise your opportunity of becoming a successful, highly paid, professional ACCA qualified accountant.

- Income Auditor
- Finance Manager
- Tax Accountant
- Business Adviser

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 tuition as amongst the best in the sector.


P1 Governance, Risk & Ethics
This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in carrying out the role of the accountant relating to governance, internal control, compliance, and the management of risk within an organisation - in the context of an overall ethical framework.

P2 Corporate Reporting
This module enables you to apply knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in the application and evaluation of financial reporting principles and practices in a range of business contexts and situations.

P3 Business Analysis
This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in assessing strategic position, determining strategic choice, and implementing strategic action through business process and structural change, coordinating knowledge systems and information technology, and by managing quality processes, projects, and people.

Practical Experience Requirement (PER)
Becoming an ACCA-qualified accountant doesn't just involve passing your exams and the professional ethics module, you also need to complete our Practical Experience Requirement (PER). You can gain your practical experience before, during or after you complete the exams. PER provides a structure for you to follow by setting you a range of performance objectives. The performance objectives ensure you gain the experience to demonstrate that you have the abilities required to become a member.

Professional Ethics
Values, ethics and governance are essential skills for finance professionals. Not only will we train you to be a good accountant, but also an accountant that's good. As part of your ethical development, you are required to complete the Professional Ethics module, developed by ACCA. This will give you exposure to a range of ethical perspectives and includes several self-tests which require you to reflect on your own ethical behaviour and values. You then apply what you have learned in a case study where you experience an audit situation from two points of view - that of the auditor and the corporate financial accountant.You are given access to the Professional Ethics module as soon as you become eligible to take Paper P1, Governance, Risk and Ethics. It is recommended that you take the Professional Ethics module at the same time as, or before, the Governance, Risk and Ethics paper.

P4 Advanced Financial Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor, in taking or recommending decisions relating to the financial management of an organisation.

P5 Advanced Performance Management
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.

P6 Advanced Taxation
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in providing relevant information and advice to individuals and businesses on the impact of the major taxes on financial decisions and situations.

P7 Advanced Audit & Assurance
To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in analysing, evaluating, concluding and reporting on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.


- 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) Professional (part-time) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must have passed or been granted exemption from ACCA papers F1 to F9. You must be registered and have claimed any exemptions from ACCA by the end of July in order to join the course in September. IELTS: 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 (or equivalent).

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