• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe | Aylesbury | Uxbridge
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: January 2021

Course Overview

This programme is aimed at preparing students with nine (F1-F9) exemptions/certificates for their Professional Level Examinations. Modules will be assessed using the required assessment strategies and guidelines set by ACCA.

The programme is designed to enable you to apply and evaluate financial principles and practices in different business contexts and situations.

You will:

  • build on the fundamentals that introduce both financial and management accounting techniques.
  • cover the main technical areas that all accountants are expected to master.
  • explore advanced skills and techniques you need to excel at professional level.

ACCA qualifications have a worldwide reputation for excellence and the rigorous qualifications are recognised and respected across the globe. Employers seek out ACCA-trained professionals because they know they have the strategic thinking, technical skills and professional values to drive their organisations forward.

Bucks New University is proud of our Silver Learning Partner status by ACCA which enables us to deliver the professional papers.

This is a unique opportunity for our existing Accounting and Finance students and graduates, as well as accounting and finance professionals and students from other institutions, who aspire to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant.

This qualification enables you to be part of a global professional body with a reputation for driving global standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity and accountability.

The ACCA accreditation improves your career prospects and allows you to work on a global stage, - because of ACCA’s world-class reputation.

Qualified ACCA members have flexibility in their career choice, and are able to work in any business sector from the financial services and public practice to the public and corporate sectors.

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Course Details

The ACCA Qualification is respected globally, and will help open doors to opportunities all over the world. It also gives you the flexibility to branch out into new areas and develop new skills throughout your career.

You will become a member of the world’s most forward-thinking accountancy body – the ACCA letters after your name show employers that you work to the highest professional and ethical standards.

You will get support throughout your studies along with access to world-class resources, forums, insight and advice. This will continue throughout your professional career.

Students will have access to networking opportunities, as well as the chance to learn from visiting lecturers and guest speakers.

Teaching and assessment

We deliver this programme on a part-time basis, mainly evenings and weekends,  offering you the flexibility to pursue a course that will enhance your career whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments.

This programme is aimed at preparing ACCA students with nine (F1 – F9) exemptions for their Professional Level Examinations only. The assessments are not written, approved or assessed by Bucks New University.

The course will consist of of a combination of lectures and interactive seminars with additional online materials and ACCA approved teaching resources.

The ACCA qualification is divided into two levels – Fundamental and Professional.

The Fundamentals level is divided into two modules – Knowledge and Skills and includes nine modules in total.

The Professional level is divided into two levels – Essentials and Options. To complete the Professional level you are expected to complete two essential modules namely Strategic Business Leader (SBL) and Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) and choose a further two from the Options level (options are: Advanced Financial Management (P4), Advanced Performance Management (P5), Advanced Taxation (P6) and Advanced Audit and Assurance (P7). The Options papers are specialised papers and they cover, in depth, the specialist areas of professional accountancy, namely: financial management, performance management, tax, and audit and assurance.

What are the course entry requirements?

We welcome applications from anyone with nine (F1-F9) exemptions /certificates. Bucks students who have successfully completed their BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance are eligible for this course.

Course Modules


  • Strategic Business Reporting
  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Advanced Financial Management (optional)
  • Advanced Performance Management (optional)
  • Advanced Taxation (optional)
  • Advanced Audit & Assurance (optional)


How much does it cost

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks


What are my career prospects

The ACCA qualification is a gateway to a large and varied range of careers. MNCs and the big four accountancy firms prefer ACCAs for accounting and reporting roles.  Opportunities are also available in the fields of accounting forensics, business valuation, tax consulting and treasury or cash management.  It is also a useful foundation for general management or running your own business.

For further information go to www.prospects.ac.uk.

How will you help me prepare for my future?

Accounting and Finance professionals play an important role in every organisation, so wherever you want to work, choosing accounting and finance means you’ll be in demand with employers everywhere.

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.

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