The ACCA Qualification

Ready to study for the ACCA Qualification?

You can start your journey with ACCA if you have, based on UK qualifications:

  • Five secondary school qualifications (two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent) – including English and maths. 

Check if your qualifications meet our requirements

What if you have a degree?

If you have a recognised and relevant finance or accounting degree from an ACCA-accredited university, you may not have to take all of the exams on your journey to membership. We call this “getting exemptions”.

Even if you didn’t study at an accredited university, you may still be eligible for exemptions – depending on what you’ve already studied. 

What if you don't have the qualifications we ask for?

You can still join us – but you’ll start your ACCA journey at our foundation level. This will give you the base you need to learn more – and you’ll get our ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) when you pass. Then you can start your journey to gaining the ACCA Qualification.

And because of what you’ll learn in your Diploma, you won’t have to take the Applied Knowledge exams – you’ll start at the Applied Skills exams.

Learn more about our foundation level qualifications