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The ACCA Qualification

If your son or daughter has the equivalent of three GCSEs and two A-levels in five separate subjects including maths and English, they can start their journey with us at the ACCA Qualification. It’s your child’s route to becoming a fully-qualified professional accountant.

The ACCA Qualification opens up a whole world of opportunity – by providing them with skills and knowledge relevant to any business. This means they’ll be able to work in any accountancy role in any organisation – so they’ll always be in demand. And if they are a graduate, they may be exempt from some or all of the first nine exams (called the Fundamentals level) depending on their degree subject. This means they will have a faster route to becoming an ACCA member.

Practical Experience Requirement (PER)

A key part of gaining ACCA membership is getting three years’ relevant practical experience in the workplace. This experience will mean your son or daughter will be fully prepared for a challenging career as a professional accountant.

Professional Ethics module

Professional ethics is at the heart of the ACCA Qualification. The Professional Ethics module underpins your child’s studies by introducing them to a range of ethical ideas so that they will act professionally in the workplace.

Flexible Options

ACCA offers flexible study options. So your son or daughter can study ACCA full-time or study part-time around full-time work. They can learn with a tuition provider or choose distance learning.

If they study with a tuition provider, we have a global network of tuition providers who are approved by us – and who meet our high standards. These are called Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and there’s a full list of them on the ACCA website.

BSc degree from Oxford Brookes

If they are not a graduate, the ACCA Qualification gives your child the opportunity to achieve a BSc degree from a UK university. All they have to complete is a report as well as their ACCA exams – it’s as simple as that. So they’ll be awarded a degree by Oxford Brookes University without doubling their workload.


"ACCA offers a well-established exam scheme and has an outstanding global reputation. The qualification offers a reliable professional status within the industry, both at a local level and internationally. Being equipped with the ACCA Qualification accelerates the growth in your career. It provides you with a solid technical foundation, international mobility and the highest ethical standards." Kelly Chan, financial controller, Moët Hennessey Diageo Hong Kong Ltd.

"I felt that accountancy was a great way for me to get involved in business and ACCA would provide me with a unique qualification that would deliver a broad knowledge base, which is important as I wanted to work in Industry. The ACCA Qualification has opened many doors to roles that would not have been otherwise possible." Howard Millar, chief financial officer and deputy chief executive Ryanair Holdings plc, Ireland.

Any questions?

If you or your son or daughter still have questions after visiting our website, you can contact us. We are available – day or night – every day of the year, to answer your questions by email or by phone. Contact ACCA Connect – our global customer service centre – and one of our advisers will be happy to help.

T: +44 (0)141 582 2000

Applying to study ACCA
If you’re already convinced that ACCA is the right choice for your child, our online form will make registering them for ACCA quick and easy. Please visit


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