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We're here to guide you towards your ideal career every step of the way. Start by choosing which statement best describes you.

You could join us at Professional level.

At this level, you will take three essential and two options papers, meaning you can specialise according to your role and strengths.

You will also be required to have three years' relevant work experience and complete an online ethics module before you become fully qualified. 

You could join us at Fundamentals level.

If you’re studying for a degree in an unrelated subject or have Irish Leaving Cert (or equivalent) in 5 subjects with 3Cs at higher level and a pass in English and Maths then Fundamentals level is the starting point of your ACCA journey. 

This level comprises of nine compulsory exams, which make up the essential areas of knowledge for someone working in the finance function – from taxation to management accounting.

You may still be eligible for exemptions if you start at this level. 

What are exemptions?

Exemptions are when you don’t have to take exam because a prior qualification or module you have taken covers the subject area required so you are exempt from certain papers. You will start at a level appropriate for you.

Read more about exemptions

You could join us at Foundation level.

Are you still deciding where you’ll go to university but know you want to work in accountancy, finance, business and management?  We can help you choose the quickest path to your career.

Choose your course

To fast track your future career, we would recommend choosing a university course that incorporates accountancy and/or finance. A degree in these subjects incorporates a large amount of material that is covered in our Fundamentals Level papers, so you will likely be eligible for more exemptions.

What are exemptions?

Exemptions are when you don’t have to take exam because a prior qualification or module you have taken covers the subject area required so you are exempt from certain papers. You will start at a level appropriate to your own experience.

Read more about exemptions

Last updated: 13 Nov 2015