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Course Description

Our Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA route] is the perfect start for future accountants who want to achieve exemptions from ACCA, a globally-recognised qualification.You will study core knowledge that develops the skills to achieve an ACCA qualification. Flexible entry points allow you to join this programme at different stages, provided you have passed or hold exemptions from relevant ACCA Fundamental Level Papers.Successful completion of this course, or completion of the third term alone with exemptions, will earn you an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance. It will also secure your status of being part exam-qualified from the ACCA*.

Why choose this programme?

Our Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA route] programme is fully accredited by the ACCA. It is designed so course modules are aligned with ACCA Knowledge and Skills exams along with the following benefits:

  • Avoid double assessments by studying our ACCA Approved Content which has been aligned to ACCA syllabus and sitting ACCA exams
  • Flexible entry points reflecting any ACCA exams you have already completed or exemptions you currently hold
  • Successful completion results in ACCA AB-FM exemptions and an Advanced Diploma*
  • Benefit from an approach that’s supported by ACCA and other global accounting institutes
  • Learning materials are provided by BPP Learning Media, an ACCA Approved Provider for content

Our Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA route] is the perfect start for future accountants who want to achieve exemptions from ACCA, a globally-recognised qualification.You will study core knowledge that develops the skills to achieve an ACCA qualification. Flexible entry points allow you to join this programme at different stages, provided you have passed or hold exemptions from...

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Course Content

What will you learn?

  • You will study the Applied Knowledge module (AB-FA) during the first term. This is made up of three papers and introduces you to the core areas of financial and management accounting - as well as general business principles and theories
  • The second and third terms are built from the Applied Skills module (LW – FM) where you will develop real-world knowledge and skills in accounting and finance

The nine modules of the Advanced Diploma align to the nine Knowledge and Skills papers (AB to FM) of the ACCA professional accounting qualification. For each module successfully completed during the course, you will qualify for an exemption towards the relevant paper from the ACCA.

Term 1

  • Accountant in Business (30 credits): Review business organisations, influences and constraints along with the history and specific functions of accounting financial control
  • Management Accounting (30 credits): Discover the nature and purpose of cost and management accounting, while exploring cost accounting and decision making techniques
  • Financial Accounting (30 credits): Develop understanding of the  context and purpose of financial reporting including double entry, transaction recording, financial statements and more

Term 2

  • Corporate and Business Law (40 credits): Develops your skills and knowledge of the general legal framework relating to business
  • Performance Management (40 credits): Teaches you how to apply management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information
  • Taxation (40 credits): Helps you to develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system, as it applies to individuals and companies

Term 3

  • Financial Reporting (40 credits): Enables you to prepare, present, analyse and interpret financial statements which conform to UK standards
  • Audit and Assurance (40 credits): Develops your knowledge and understanding of the process and application of undertaking an audit assurance engagement
  • Financial Management (40 credits): Gives you an understanding of what is expected of a financial manager, including issues affecting investment and financing

What will you learn? You will study the Applied Knowledge module (AB-FA) during the first term. This is made up of three papers and introduces you to the core areas of financial and management accounting - as well as general business principles and theories The second and third terms are built from the Applied Skills module (LW – FM) where...

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Entry Requirements

Those wishing to apply for this programme will require:

  • Two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent (grade 4/C or above) in five separate subjects, including maths and English; OR
  • A Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) qualification (with which students will enter directly into term 2); OR
  • Passes/exemptions in any ACCA Knowledge and Skills paper (AB-FM) but haven’t fully completed the level. This will allow students to enter the course in either term 2 or term 3 depending on the number of completed papers

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, get in touch so we can review your options.

Multiple start dates and flexible entry points

If you have already started your journey to becoming an ACCA exam qualified accountant, this programme includes flexible entry levels to recognise any ACCA exams you may have completed. Depending on your entry level this programme also offers multiple start dates. Please contact us directly for more information. 

English entry requirements for international students

If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide proof of your ability – for reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.

The minimum entry requirements are an overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no components lower than 5.5. For details of other accepted qualifications, please click here.

If you have an overall IELTS entry score of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, you will have to attend a Pre-Sessional English course. This will help you achieve the exit score at 6.0 overall - with no components lower than 5.5.

If you have the minimum overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in any component, you will be required to attend our In-Sessional Academic Skills classes. This takes place during the first term of studies at no additional cost.

If you meet the entry criteria but do not have the necessary English language skills, we can offer you a Pre-Sessional English course prior to starting your programme. For further information, please visit our English Language Support section.

Those wishing to apply for this programme will require: Two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent (grade 4/C or above) in five separate subjects, including maths and English; OR A Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) qualification (with which students will enter directly into term 2); OR Passes/exemptions in any ACCA Knowledge and Skills paper...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
84%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
80% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
88% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
88% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
80% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
78% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
86% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
80% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
71% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
71% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
69% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
69% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
74% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
71% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
55% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
48% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
76% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
67% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
84% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
63% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
69% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
69% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
71% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
64% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
53% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Finance

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate65%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

Statistics for Accounting

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS PointsN/A

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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