What are the entry requirements?
ACCA is committed to broadening access to financial education and careers and so we do not set any academic requirements for our FIA qualifications. However, for staff with no formal qualifications, we recommend starting FIA at the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2), which is equivalent to a UK GCSE (Level 2), International Baccalaureate or MYP, and progresses up to the equivalent of the first year of a bachelor's degree (Level 4).
Once they have completed the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) (or the Foundation Diploma if your people are based in Bangladesh or Pakistan), they can progress onto the full ACCA Qualification. This is the global benchmark of excellence in finance and accountancy education: a qualification that is recognised and valued around the world. If your members of your team choose to transfer onto this programme of study, their FIA qualifications will entitle them free exemptions for the Applied Knowledge exams.
What standards of English and Maths are required for FIA?
To be successful on FIA, your staff will need to have a reasonable level of competence in both English and maths (numeracy).
We have created some self-check tests and interactive learning modules to help them assess their competence. These can be accessed in our Student Virtual Learning Centre.
Staff can also access maths and English language support here to improve their skills while studying for ACCA qualifications.
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