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To find out about qualifications you can gain as you study for the ACCA Qualification, click on the links below:

Diploma in Accounting and Business
Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
BSc degree in Applied Accounting.


Diploma in Accounting and Business

If you decide to complete the ACCA Qualification, you will be awarded the Diploma in Accounting and Business on your way to completing the ACCA Qualification.

What's involved?

You will need to register as a student on the ACCA Qualification and complete:

  • the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification. These are: F1, Accountant in Business, F2, Management Accounting and F3, Financial Accounting
  • a professionalism and ethics module called Foundations in Professionalism.

How long will it take to complete?

It's up to you but please note there is a 10-year time limit to complete the exams when achieving the ACCA Qualification. You can sit the exams on demand as computer-based or paper-based exams in June and December at one of our 400 exam centres around the world. You can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after the exams. So you could complete this Diploma in six to 12 months.

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Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business

If you decide to complete the ACCA Qualification, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business on your way to completing the ACCA Qualification.

What's involved?

You will need to register for the ACCA Qualification. When you have completed the Fundamentals level exams (F1-F9) and also the Professional Ethics module, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business. You can progress to the Professional level to continue your ACCA Qualification.

How long will it take to complete?

It's up to you, but please note there is a 10-year time limit to complete the exams when gaining the ACCA Qualification. You can sit the exams in June and December at one of our 400 exam centres around the world. You can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after the exams. So you could complete this Diploma in 12 to 18 months.

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BSc degree in Applied Accounting

If you didn't study an undergraduate degree course at university, then you can still have the chance to gain a degree while studying to become a qualified accountant with ACCA.

We have a partnership with Oxford Brookes University. This means you can gain a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting while you work towards achieving your ACCA Qualification. And you won't have to double your workload. It is the perfect way to enhance your ACCA Qualification and broaden your skills set.

Watch our video and find out why achieving the degree - awarded by Oxford Brookes University - is a logical decision to make. Select the Thinking BSc? link under the related links section on the left.


To find out more about the BSc degree, please see the Related Links at the top left of this page.

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