ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)

Full Time Courses  |  Professional Certification Courses
Duration:  3+ Year Course  |  Intake: Jan, Mar, Jul & Oct  |  Eligibility: Intermediate

FIA - Foundation In Accountancy

Foundations in Accountancy is a suite of awards that employers can use to provide employees with a grounding in accounting and finance.

The qualifications can be used to develop recruits from secondary schools or to encourage those already working in accounts support roles to obtain formal recognition of their abilities. There are no formal entry requirements.

As Foundations in Accountancy consists of a suite of awards you can pick the qualification which is best matched to the job role and educational achievements of individual employees:

  Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting = two exams and a professionalism and ethics module
  Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting = two exams and a professionalism and ethics module
  Diploma in Accounting and Business = three exams and a professionalism and ethics module
  Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) = all of the above exams, plus two further exams, a professionalism and ethics module and one year’s relevant practical experience
  Certificates in Auditing, Taxation and Financial Management = an individual certificate plus a professionalism and ethics module.

The CAT Qualification and the Diploma in Accounting and Business offer a route into the ACCA Qualification, providing you with a development path for employees with high potential.

For further information on Foundations in Accountancy, please download the document in the related documents box at the bottom of this page. Or click on the link in the related links box in the top left-hand corner of this page to find out how to register your trainees.

Entry Route – FIA

ACCA - Course Details

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904 and is now one of the largest professional accountancy body recognized internationally with over 428,000 students and 162,000 members operating in 173 countries.

Consequently, graduates of the ACCA, with the relevant approved practical experiences, can act as public accountants, both locally & internationally. ACCA is a professional accountancy qualification that benefits from Global recognition.

Once you qualify, ACCA Membership opens doors to a successful career in Accountancy practice or finance, and immediately increases your earning potential. It is very highly rated in the fields of Banking, Management and Consulting.

Why Choose The ACCA Qualification?

The ACCA Qualification is designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values which will deliver financial professionals who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors and making a valuable contribution to your organization, whether you are in the public or private sectors or in practice.

Accountancy is a dynamic profession. Both the needs of employers and the regulatory landscape are constantly evolving.

Through regular reviews of its qualification, ACCA maintains and develops its position as a world-leading provider of qualifications for the development of accountants and finance professionals.

ACCA Qualification Explained

In order to qualify as an ACCA member any individual registering on the ACCA Qualification is required to complete:

  14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption).
  Relevant practical experience, with a minimum of three years.
  An online Professional Ethics module.