Taught course

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. Holders of relevant degrees and accounting technician qualifications can apply to ACCA for exemptions. Students wishing to join the course MUST have applied for student membership with ACCA before the start date and obtained confirmation of their exemptions.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The ACCA Professional Qualification, covering all accounting disciplines, can act as a springboard to career success in many different areas. ACCA qualified accountants work for professional accounting firms, in commerce, the financial services industry, consultancy, government or the public sector. Many have become leaders in their field: Finance Directors, Chief Executives or Partners. Looking after the interests of members in more than 170 countries, ACCA is truly a global body for professional accountants.

By choosing to study at the University of South Wales, you are choosing a Platinum Tuition Provider, the highest level of recognition by ACCA. The University is also top for student satisfaction with 100% of ACCA students being satisfied with the course (NSS 2015).

The course is flexibly designed to allow different study combinations at all levels. Students can study at either Cardiff, Newport or both campuses if they so wish. Completion of this course will not only equip you with technical accounting skills, it will also provide you with a range of other skills required by finance professionals, including management and communication skills. We are one of a few selected institutions able to offer an internally assessed scheme, accredited by ACCA for all of the nine Fundamentals Level papers (F1-F9).

Fundamentals Level

Knowledge Papers:

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting

Skills Papers:

  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • F5 Performance Management
  • F6 Taxation
  • F7 Financial Reporting
  • F8 Audit and Assurance
  • F9 Financial Management

Professional Level

Essentials Papers:

  • P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • P2 Corporate Reporting
  • P3 Business Analysis

Option Papers (2 from 4):

  • P4 Advanced Financial Management
  • P5 Advanced Performance Management
  • P6 Advanced Taxation
  • P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance

This part-time course requires study for one day per week. The length of the course varies between one and four years, dependent upon any exemptions you may have from previous studies.

See University of South Wales website for more information about the course and timetables.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12-48 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599