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Can I apply to study the ACCA Qualification?


Yes - if you meet 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 our minimum entry requirements, please read the minimum entry criteria document on the exemptions enquiry database. Click on the link in the related links on the left-hand side of this page to visit the database.

ACCA Qualification graduate-entry route


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 Fundamentals 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 our syllabus you have already covered in your previous studies.

Please visit the exemptions enquiry database in the related links on the left-hand side of the page to find out what exemptions you may be able to claim.

What if I don’t have the minimum entry requirements?


You can still join ACCA to study accounting as a student, but you will need to start your studies with our Foundation-level qualifications - 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.

Please visit the Foundation-level qualifications page in the related links section for more information.

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