Financial Qualification Focus: What is an ACCA Qualification?

Financial Qualification Focus: What is an ACCA Qualification?

We take a close-up look at the ACCA qualification.

ACCA stands for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The ACCA is a ‘global body for professional accountants’ which provides accounting and financial qualifications.

What is an ACCA Qualification?

With the ACCA Qualification you can train to become a chartered accountant.

You can study at a range of locations in the UK and internationally, and with different educational organisations.

You can find out more about studying an ACCA in the video below:


ACCA logo - Image copyright ACCAWith ACCA you can also study for a range of other qualifications along the way that will help you when you look attractive to employers.

There are also a range of different financial recruitment specialists that work with accountants and people with financial qualifications such as an ACCA.

We have listed some of the main qualification provided by the ACCA below:


Level: Professional

Requirements: To take this course you need 3 GCSEs and 2 A Levels in 5 separate subjects, including maths and English, or their equivalent.


Level: Foundation

Requirements: None, the qualification is open access. This means that you can start your journey to be an accountant with this course without having any other qualifications.


Level: Professional

Requirements: To take this qualification you must be registered as an ACCA Student and be opted-in to the BSc Degree Scheme.


Level: Post membership

Requirements: ACCA member or a minimum of three years professional/managerial work experience.

Other Financial Qualifications

To find out more about alternative financial qualifications you might find this article useful:

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