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How long will it take?

It depends on what qualifications you have before you register with us. The quickest way to become qualified is to work and study at the same time. If you do, you could become an ACCA member in three or four years.

How you study for our qualification is very flexible and you can progress at your own pace. But there is a ten-year time limit to complete just the exams which starts from the date of your initial registration.

Why not download and use our Student Planner App via the link to the left to help calculate how long your journey to ACCA membership will take.

Study options

You can choose how you study, how often you sit your exams and where you get your relevant practical experience. But we recommend you do the practical experience along with passing your exams if you can.

You can choose from a variety of different study options including:

  • full-time courses
  • part-time day or evening courses
  • distance learning
  • weekend courses
  • revision courses.

If you choose to be tutored rather than self-study, you can search the ACCA tuition provider directory to find your nearest tutor. This can be found in the related links section in the left-hand menu.

Additional support

When you register as an ACCA student you will get access to a range of resources and support, including:

  • Student Accountant digital magazine
  • syllabuses and study guides
  • past exam papers
  • Facebook – where you can network with other students
  • face to face events
  • guidance and support for finding and recording relevant work experience.

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Start your application for the ACCA Qualification or a Foundations in Accountancy qualification online today

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