The global body for professional accountants

ACCA is proud to be part of the new Trailblazer apprenticeship that will offer a non-university route for those wanting to be a professional accountant and work in business. What's more, with an ACCA apprenticeship you have the opportunity to gain a degree from Oxford Brookes as part of your ACCA studies.


So no matter whether you have GSCEs or A-levels you can obtain an ACCA qualification. We are here to help you find the route that is right for you.

We offer two qualifications which are suitable for school leavers, which can be undertaken so you earn while you learn.

Our foundation level qualifications, which launched in 2011, are suitable for school leavers aged 16. If you decide to leave school at 18 with A-Levels, the ACCA Qualification is the qualification you will need to become a fully qualified accountant, and you can earn a degree while working.

ACCA's foundations level awards are the perfect stepping stone towards a successful career in finance.

The Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards are ideal for entry-level students, perfect if you are a school leaver and would like to progress with an accountancy apprenticeship but have no formal qualifications or experience of working in accountancy and finance.

I strongly believe it was the best decision I ever made.  
- Alison Ryder, Student Accountant, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Last updated: 8 Apr 2016