Taught course

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Course

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

You must be accepted as a registered student by the ACCA. Minimum requirements are successful completion of the Fundamental Knowledge papers, either by sitting and passing the ACCA external examinations or by the award of exemptions. The exemptions given are dependent upon further qualifications, which could be a degree (relevant or non-relevant) or a HND or equivalent.

In addition to the above requirements, for full time students that have been granted exemptions from the Fundamental Knowledge papers based upon their degree qualification, they should have been awarded at least a Second Class Honours degree.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Become part of a huge global network of highly skilled accountants with our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course. We prepare you for a range ACCA Skills Papers, and all Professional Papers except Advanced Performance Management. Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching.

You’ll be taught by qualified accountants, and upon graduating you’ll leave with the qualifications and skills the accountancy and finance industry readily look for.

Unlike many ACCA exam providers, when you join our course you get to take part in university life and benefit from all the facilities our university has to offer.

What's covered in the course

The course starts in either late August / early September or January and takes between one to three years full-time to complete, depending on your current qualifications. It’s structured so that Full Time students must choose to study either four, five or six ACCA papers each academic year, and a minimum of two papers each semester. Part Time students do not need to undertake any minimum number of papers, as they can take just one singular paper.

We let you study all the modules (excluding Advanced Performance Management) you need to take the ACCA professional exams, so you’ll be able to work towards becoming a member of the world’s fastest-growing international professional accounting body. The course is flexible, allowing you to join the programmes at different stages and choose the relevant modules you need for your exams, studying at a pace that suits you.

Our tutors are generally qualified accountants with expert academic and professional knowledge and experience. They have worked for companies such as Cadbury Schweppes, Marks and Spencer Financial Services, the Audit Commision, BDO Stoyhayward, Deloitte, Kaplan Financial and KPMG, and can therefore use real-life experiences to enhance your learning in the classroom.

Information for international students

The ACCA Full time course is available to international students. International students can find out more about studying at Birmingham City University via our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ACCA
    part time
    36-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

For further details, please visit www.bcu.ac.uk/bcbs

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 121 331 5595