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, if you have no formal qualifications, we recommend that you start FIA at the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2), especially if it has been a while since you completed any studies.
Once you have completed the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) (or the Foundation Diploma if you are based in Bangladesh or Pakistan) you can choose to transfer onto the ACCA Qualification where your FIA qualifications will entitle you to free exemptions for the Applied Knowledge exams.
What standards of English and Maths are required for FIA?
The FIA qualifications are in English language so you will require a reasonable competency in written English. And, because we focus on business and finance, there is also an expectation of numeracy – the ability to work with numbers.
We have created some self-check tests and interactive learning modules to help assess your competence. These can be accessed in our Student Virtual Learning Centre.
You can also access maths and English language support to improve your skills while studying for your ACCA qualifications.
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ACCA-X also offers affordable courses, which prepare you for the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4).
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