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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Strategic Professional Level

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Level 7

Description

ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. Employers know and respect the qualifications and value the skills taught. It is relevant to all areas of accountancy and finance. At SWC we offer the qualification at two levels – Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. To become a qualified accountant, you must also get relevant, supervised practical experience. This proves to employers that you have proven experience and practical skills relevant to the role. You can complete your work experience before, during or after your exams. In order to achieve the complete ACCA Qualification, students have to:

  • complete a maximum of 13 exams, depending on prior experience and qualifications
  • complete an Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • evidence three years of practical work experience within a relevant role.
  • This means that students can complete the ACCA Qualification in a minimum of three years.

    Schedule

    Duration: 21
    Hours per Week: 0
    Total Hours: 0
    Day(s): Monday
    Start Time: 00:00
    End Time: 00:00

    Additional Information

    Students will register for the programme and will be charged for individual Strategic Professional modules at a cost of £300 per module. You will be required to complete initial registration with ACCA and pay an annual subscription to them. In addition, you will be required to pay for individual exams directly to ACCA and for any exemptions sought. These costs vary annually but a copy of the costs can be attained on www.accaglobal.com. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year. ACCA ACCA Connect is your global support service and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can contact Connect by phone, email or webchat and a dedicated member of the Connect team will be on hand to answer your queries at any time of the year. The contact details are as follows: ACCA Connect 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW UK Phone: +44 (0)141 582 2000 Fax: +44 (0)141 582 2222

    Terms & Conditions

    Students are required to:

    Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, online: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).
    Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.

    The minimum overall pass mark of 50% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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    Course Content

    ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. Employers know and respect the qualifications and value the skills taught. It is relevant to all areas of accountancy and finance. At SWC we offer the qualification at two levels – Fundamentals and Professional. To become a qualified accountant, you must also get relevant, supervised practical experience. This proves to employers that you have proven experience and practical skills relevant to the role. You can complete your work experience before, during or after your exams.

    Core Modules

    Students on completion of the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams will progress onto this course to complete the ACCA qualification. Students will be required to complete the two compulsory modules listed below plus the Practical Experience element and two optional modules.

    Strategic Professional Exams

    Strategic Business Leader; Strategic Business Reporting

    Practical Experience

    You will need to complete three years’ relevant practical experience and achieve 13 performance objectives (details of these are available at www.accaglobal.com). The aim of this is to demonstrate that you can apply your knowledge. You must keep a record of your practical experience in your online ‘My Experience’ record once registered with ACCA.

    Optional Modules

    You must complete 2 only at Strategic Professional Level:

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance
  • Assessment Method

    To achieve the ACCA qualification you must complete exams, an ethics module and practical experience. Study Tips Progression Opportunities

    Diploma in Accounting and Business

    If you decide to complete the ACCA qualification, you will be awarded the Diploma in Accounting and Business on your way to completing the ACCA qualification. What is involved? You will need to register as a student on the ACCA qualification and complete the Applied Knowledge exams: Accountant in Business; Management Accounting; Financial Accounting, plus complete the professionalism and ethics module called Foundations in Professionalism. How long will it take to complete? You can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after the exams, so you could complete this diploma in 6-12 months.

    Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business

    If you decide to complete the ACCA qualification, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business on your way to completing the ACCA qualification. What is involved? You will need to register for the ACCA qualification. When you have completed the Applied Knowledge and the Applied Skills exams, plus the Ethics and Professional Skills module you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business. The Applied Skills exams include: Corporate and Business Law; Performance Management; Taxation; Financial Reporting; Audit and Assurance; Financial Management. How long will it take to complete? You can complete the Ethics and Professional Skills module after you have taken these exams, allowing you to complete this Advanced Diploma in 12-18 months.

    BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting

    If you did not study an undergraduate degree course at university, then you can still have the chance to gain a degree while studying to become a qualified accountant with ACCA. In partnership with Oxford Brookes University, you can work towards achieving your ACCA qualification. It is the perfect way to enhance your ACCA qualification and broaden your skill set. Students need to:
  • pass the ACCA Qualification exams
  • pass the Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • submit a research and analysis project
  • Masters in Professional Accountancy

    ACCA are the first accountancy body worldwide to offer an integrated master’s programme. Alongside studying for your professional qualification, you can gain a Master’s in Professional Accountancy from the University of London. You’ll build on the commercial, strategic and creative skills the ACCA Qualification gives you – and develop both academic and professional perspectives that will give you unique opportunities in your career. Strategic Professional exams: Strategic Business Leader; Strategic Business Reporting (Compulsory) plus 2 optional from the following: Advanced Financial Management; Advanced Performance Management; Advanced Taxation; Advanced Audit and Assurance.

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    Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of the Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills exams and the Ethics and Professional Skills module; Or Proof of exemptions granted by ACCA.

    International Student Entry Requirements

    International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

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    Course Costs

    Total Fee £0.00
    Reduced Fee £0.00
    Fee Per Module £300.00
    Other Fees Students will register for the programme and will be charged for individual Strategic Professional modules at a cost of £300 per module. You will be required to complete initial registration with ACCA and pay an annual subscription to them. In addition, you will be required to pay for individual exams directly to ACCA and for any exemptions sought. These costs vary annually but a copy of the costs can be attained on www.accaglobal.com. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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