Taught course

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Professional Scheme)

Ulster University · Ulster University Business School

Entry requirements

You must hold a minimum of five GCSEs and two A Levels. GCSEs must be in five separate subjects including maths and English. Other appropriate examinations, indicating a satisfactory standard of general education, are also acceptable. Students with a degree, a professional qualification or an appropriate Edexcel/BTEC qualification may obtain exemption from parts of the examinations. If you have a degree, a professional qualification or an appropriate Edexcel/BTEC qualification you may be entitled to exemptions from parts of the ACCA examination scheme.

Months of entry

August, February

Course content

This course leads to membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is particularly appropriate for those wishing to obtain an accountancy qualification whilst employed in a range of organisations including local government, the civil service, industry or a professional accountant's office.

However, applicants do not need to be employed in an accounting related post in order to apply for the course. Applications will also be accepted from prospective students currently seeking employment.

Applicants who meet ACCA's entry requirements can be assured of a place on the course.

The excellence and extremely supportive nature of the Academic Staff on this programme combined with the fact that the course is priced considerably lower than the other local providers - and includes revision- make the ACCA qualification at Ulster an attractive option.

The first 4 papers (F1, F2 , F3, F4) can be taken as either paper-based exams (which are set, administered and marked by ACCA) or as computer-based exams (CBEs). CBEs offer greater flexibility with regards to the date on which exams can be taken as well as providing results immediately on completion of the exam.

You should expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per week in private study as well as the time spent in class.

Information for international students

Students domiciled outside the EU should be aware that for this part-time course they are required to hold an appropriate visa. As the University does not issue visas, please check eligibility for the course before applying. Information on the issue of visas can be obtained at http://international.ulster.ac.uk/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Ronnie Patton
Tel: +44(0)28 9036 8510