Become part of a huge global network of highly skilled accountants with our Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course. Delivered part-time at a pace that suits you, we prepare you for papers F4-F9, and Professional Papers P1, P2, P3, P6 and P7 (we offer P4 but only in the January semester for the June exam sitting). Our status as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner reflects the quality of our course provision and teaching.
You’ll be taught by industry qualified staff, and upon graduating you’ll leave with the training and skills the accountancy and finance industry readily look for.
The course starts in September for the December exam sitting, and in January for the June exam sitting each year. Students can choose to study at their own pace but we would recommend a maximum of two papers per exam sitting.
We let you study all the modules 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, Claire’s Accessories, and Deloitte, and can therefore use real-life experiences to enhance your learning in the classroom.
Birmingham City Business School will be opening its doors for a specific ACCA Open Day on Wednesday 24 August 2016!
The day offers you the chance to meet and speak to our course academics; find out more about the career and course opportunities we have on offer to help support your career aspirations.
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You must be accepted as registered students by the ACCA. Minimum requirements are normally two A Levels and five GCSEs including Mathematics and English, although alternative qualifications are accepted. The exemptions given are dependent upon further qualifications e.g. non-relevant degree, HND or relevant degree.
If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing.
UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – will be introducing a new system on how points are calculated.
|ACCA||Sep 2016||PT||Variable||£430 - £600 Per Paper|
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If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.
Sorry, this course is not available to international students.
The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.
The part-time fees for January 2016 are as follows:
F4 - F9: £520
P1 - P7: £580
The part-time fees for September 2016 are as follows:
F4 - F9: £540
P1 - P7: £600
Please note - due to visa restrictions this course is available to UK and EU students only.
There are no compulsory additional costs or charges associated with studying on this course. While you may choose to purchase personal copies of text books, all our key text books are available from our library or online (subject to normal library loan and online access arrangements).
Based on the past experience of our students, you might find it helpful to set aside about £50 for each year of your studies for your personal stationery and study materials. All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.
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We offer further information on possible undergraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.
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Knowledge papers (Not available from September 2016)
Options (two to be completed- P4 and P5 not available from September 2016)
We offer the F4-F9 ACCA Skills papers and Professional level P1, P2, P3, P6 and P7 starting either in September or January. As of September 2016 we will no longer be offering the Foundation Level Papers (F1, F2 and F3) and we will only run P4 in the January semester for the June exams - P4 will not be offered in September for the December exams.
There’s a great deal of flexibility in our timetable which can accommodate most subject combinations. Our students can study via day or evening classes, or a combination of each, and we encourage you to study at the right pace for you.
Depending on your previous qualifications you can join the course and study the modules that suit you. We provide guidance and assistance to help you to choose the right options for the best examination success and progression. Details of the 14 ACCA papers can be found on the ACCA website.
You’ll attend lectures and workshops throughout your studies before being assessed by written external ACCA exams. There’ll be reading and revision that you’ll do in your own time, using any support you might need. The time you spend independently learning is usually equivalent to the time you’re taught face-to-face.
ACCA Timetable 2016 Sep-Dec (Part Time) (Provisional)
ACCA Timetable 2017 Jan-Jun (Part Time) (Provisional)
ACCA Timetable Dec 16 Exams (Provisional)
We have been approved under ACCA's Approved Learning Partner - student tuition (ALP-st) programme and given the award of Platinum Level Tuition Provider.
This means you can be sure:
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the fastest growing, most supportive gateway to your career in accountancy, finance, business and management. The ACCA Qualification will arm you with the skills and experience to build a successful career anywhere in the world. With our strong presence in 181 countries around the world, your skills will be in demand internationally.
ACCA offers you more flexibility than other accountancy qualifications thanks to our unique option papers. This gives you a really broad, yet thorough set of skills as well as an opportunity to specialise in whichever area you wish, from audit to management accounting. You don’t have to choose your specialism until later in your studies, giving you time to decide where your interests lie.
We know how important it is to be able to fit your studies around work and lifestyle and we offer you a range of study options to suit your budget and situation. We are proud of our unparalleled level of study support via wealth of online resources and dedicated 24/7 care line.
Starting your qualification whilst you’re still at university will make you stand out from other candidates when looking for an internship or job. It will prove to employers that you are a self-starter with initiative and dedication to your future career.
Depending on your degree, you will most likely be eligible for exemptions from some of our exams. To find out more about ACCA, and how you can start a successful career straight out of university, visit www.accaglobal.com/graduate
To gain accreditation you must successfully complete the following modules:
If you are interested in undertaking part of your studies abroad, the Erasmus scheme may be of interest to you. It allows higher education students to study for part of their degree in another European country.
It is open to undergraduates in their second year (or above) and offers a unique opportunity to enhance your CV and experience new cultures. If you study with us you will have access to an Erasmus co-ordinator, who can provide information about which institutions we have links with.
You can choose to do further study with us both during and after completing the ACCA qualification. There are a range of courses to choose from, including MSc Accountancy and Finance, MSc Management and Finance, MBA and many more.
Getting your ACCA qualifications will significantly improve your career prospects in accountancy and finance. You’ll develop your expertise and knowledge in a way that’s relevant to employers and will be career-ready when you finish your exams.
Studying within a multi-cultural environment you’ll be part of a collaborative network with your peers which will also really boost your CV.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.
It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.
Through our courses we give you the skills and experience needed to get a head start when applying for jobs. But we offer something extra too – Graduate+.
Our unique programme gives you the chance to develop valuable skills outside of the more formal classroom learning. We award points for Graduate+ activities (including firewalking!) and these can be put towards a final Graduate+ award.
Many of our graduates stay with us to complete their ACCA exams part-time before moving on to exciting roles within the accounting and finance. Rajindar Kumar completed his ACCA exams before becoming an Audit Executive for Ernst & Young.
We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.
This course will be held at our newest facility, The Curzon Building, part of our City Centre Campus.
The £63 million building provides you with a unique learning space, featuring plenty of informal ‘break out’ areas available, creating an open, sociable atmosphere. There is also a new home for the Students’ Union, with its location moving to the restored Victorian pub The Eagle and Ball. Both City North and Millennium Point libraries have moved to the new building.
The dedicated social learning spaces ensure you’ll have the perfect facilities to work independently and confidently, having the time and support you need.
All this ensures that The Curzon Building is a vital support hub and a true central location for students in Birmingham City Centre.
Our staff are all members of bodies such as ACCA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). They’re experts in accountancy and still work in the industry, like senior lecturer Karampritt Kaila who trained with Deloitte in corporate tax and currently owns and manages a tax and accounting practice.
Other staff members work as chartered accountants, consultants and author journals, papers and books. This means they have fantastic connections to industry and professionals, which will benefit your learning greatly.