Getting started

Planning your journey

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There are many ways to begin your ACCA journey. Our qualifications are flexible – you can learn in your own way, at your own pace. And you can take exams at a time that suits you.

Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way – whether it’s with world-class study resources, help with English or answering questions.

Here are some of the things to think about to help you plan your ACCA journey:

Find the starting point that's right for you

Where you start studying depends on the qualifications you already have.  If you don’t have specific university-entrance level qualifications, don’t worry - you’ll start at Foundations level. If you have a relevant degree, you may be able to start at a higher level – and you may be able to get exemptions from some exams.

Discover the right entry point for you

Find out if you're eligible for exemptions

Explore tuition and study options

There are many different ways to study for an ACCA qualification - you choose the right option for you. 

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What’s it like to study with an Approved Learning Partner?

Tell us where you’d like to study and we’ll show you all the tuition providers in your area.

The ACCA Qualification is very well structured and allows gradual learning from foundation, through to intermediate, and then to advanced stage.

Ahmed Amor Alesry

Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, Oman

Plan your exam schedule

Decide when and where to take your exams, then book them online. Our exams are flexible – we offer four sessions each year, and if it’s an on-demand exam, you can take it at any time.

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Access all the resources you need

We have fantastic resources and learning materials designed to help you prepare for each exam – from syllabus and study guides through to specimen papers and tips from the exam team.

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Learn how to balance work and study

Studying for an ACCA qualification can take a lot of time and dedication.  Learning how to balance your time is an important skill to develop, particularly if you have many things going on.

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