The ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
The minimum entry requirements which is two A Levels and three GCSEs (or their equivalent). These need to be in five separate subjects including English and maths.
To check if your qualifications meet the minimum entry requirements, please read the minimum entry criteria document on the exemptions enquiry database.
If you have a relevant degree from a university accredited by ACCA, you may be eligible to claim exemption from some of our exams. You can apply for exemption from a maximum of nine exams at the fundamental level of the ACCA qualification. Please note that no exemptions are awarded for any of the professional level exams.
Even if your qualifications are not from an accredited institution, you may still be eligible to claim some exemptions. Whether you can claim any exemptions will depend on how much of the syllabus you have already covered in your previous studies.
You can still join ACCA to study accounting as a student, but you will need to start your studies with the FIA (Foundations in Accountancy).
When you have completed the Diploma in Accounting and Business in at the Foundation level, you can then transfer over to the ACCA qualification. You will be able to start your studies at Paper F4, because you can claim exemption from exams F1, F2 and F3 on the basis of completing the Diploma.