The ACCA Qualification

Along the way to membership, you can gain these milestone qualifications:

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)

You gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) when you pass:

  • the Applied Knowledge exams of the ACCA Qualification
  • the Foundations in Professionalism ethics module.

Depending on when you take your ethics module, you could get this award in 6-12 months.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business

You gain the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business when you pass:

  • all the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams of the ACCA Qualification
  • the Ethics and Professional Skills module.

Depending on when you take your exams and ethics module, you could get this award in 12-18 months.

What enhanced qualifications can you get?

You can also combine the ACCA Qualification with getting a degree:

BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting

Get a degree at the same time as becoming a qualified accountant through our partnership with Oxford Brookes University. This is the perfect way to gain an extra qualification without doubling your workload.

You need to:

  • pass your ACCA Qualification exams
  • pass the Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • submit a research and analysis project.

Find out more about the BSc

Master’s in Professional Accountancy

We are the first accountancy body worldwide to offer an integrated master’s programme. Alongside studying for your professional qualification, you can gain a Master’s in Professional Accountancy from the University of London.

You’ll build on the commercial, strategic and creative skills the ACCA Qualification gives you – and develop both academic and professional perspectives that will give you unique opportunities in your career.

Find out more about the MSc