An introduction to ACCA

ACCA is a globally recognised qualification to develop strategic thinking, professional values and technical skills. ACCA has a worldwide reputation for excellence and their rigorous qualifications are recognised and respected across the globe. With online exams every quarter, ACCA has created a community of 527,000 students in 179 countries that are creating the finance industry of tomorrow.

Why study ACCA at FFA

In an increasingly digital world, professional education, with the associated training and examinations, is moving almost exclusively online. However, the financial and technological challenges associated with online education leave many training providers with limited, viable options for them to move their services and programmes from the classroom to online.

Our Learning Management System (LMS) platform, with up to 3 mock Computer-Based Exam (CBE) per course, allows students to not only better prepare for the final exam but also for the digital workplace they will join. FI have found, amongst their UK students, a positive correlation between the number of mock exams attempted online and the number of students passing their professional qualifications. Simply, the more CBE mock exams the students took, the more likely they were to pass the final exams. 

Our LMS will not only improve the pass rates of your students, but it will enhance their learning experience, allowing them to learn and study in English using award-winning contents. Online learning allows students to study whenever and wherever they want, whilst gaining professional qualifications. The courses have a modular layout. They are broken down into chapters and lessons, allowing students to process and retain the information more easily but also making it easier to fit learning around their lifestyle. 

We have integrated extensive CBE practice within our platforms to ensure students remain motivated and focused throughout their learning journey, and when the exam day arrives they feel ready and confident. In case students need that extra push to keep on track there are inbuilt student tracking and reporting features that allow us to monitor and assess individual student’s progress. 

We believe learning environments are most effective when both students and staff share a common skillset, so our LMS solutions have been designed to address digital literacy, ensuring both groups are confident with online learning and delivery. At FFA, we recognise that professional qualifications require a significant investment of time and resources, and we want to ensure that investment pays off.

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RFQ Level 4)​

This qualification is completely open access and there are no prior learning requirements.

Students are awarded the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business when they have successfully completed the followings:

i) Examinations (same subjects as Applied Knowledge)

Business and Technology (BT)
Management Accounting (MA)
Financial Accounting (FA) 

ii) Online module

Foundation in Professionalism
The Foundations in Professionalism module is assessed online and is based on a range of computer based objective testing.
Once registered with ACCA, students can access the module through the online portal, myACCA.

Once you have completed this ACCA Diploma, you will be eligible to start the ACCA Applied Skills exams.

ACCA subjects available at FFA

Applied Knowledge

Business and Technology (BT)
Management Accounting (MA)
Financial Accounting (FA)

Applied Skills

Corporate & Business Law (LW)
Performance Management (PM)
Taxation (TX) –UK variant
Financial Reporting (FR)
Audit & Assurance (AA)
Financial management (FM)

Strategic Professional

Strategic Business Leader  (SBL)
Strategic Business Reporting  (SBR)
Advanced Audit and Assurance  (AAA)
Advanced Financial Management  (AFM)
Advanced Performance Management  (APM)
Advanced Taxation  (ATX)-UK variant

What's included in each course

LMS platform content/components:

Full Course

– Recorded tutor lectures covering full syllabus
– Course Notes
– Study Guide & Study Planner
– Question Banks
– Course/Specimen exams
– CBE platform / Mock debriefs / Solutions

(2 or 3 self-marked CBE) *More about CBE

* Recommended for 1st attempt
Designed to be completed in 5 months

Exam Preparation Course

– Recorded revision lectures
– Revision notes / Questions / Solutions
– Question Banks 
– Course/Specimen exams
– CBE platform / Mock debriefs / Solutions

(2 or 3  self-marked CBE) *More about CBE

* Recommended for 1st attempt as revision or for resit
Designed to be completed in 3 months

Students that enrolled for Full Course will be allowed access of Exam Preparation Course for free if resit of ACCA exam is required.

Students that enrolled for Exam Preparation Course will be allowed access of the 3 mock CBE tests for free if resit of ACCA exam is required.

Recorded tutor lectures on Financial Accounting (FA)

Masterclass on Scaling the ACCA mountain