Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Level Papers

The ACCA professional accountancy qualification will equip you for long-term success as it is globally recognised for delivering both financial and accounting skills. This means that you will be prepared to undertake a variety of different roles within the sector. Studying for the ACCA Professional Papers with BPP University will provide you with the technical and business skills you need for a career in practice or commerce.

You will benefit from lecturers who have practitioner expertise. You will be further supported by sector-leading materials. This combination will enable you to develop the skills you need to succeed in your professional exams. Our ACCA tuition uses materials provided by BPP Learning Media, an ACCA-approved provider for content. Furthermore, tuition takes place in centres that are Platinum-Approved by the ACCA – the highest accreditation possible.

Programme details
Location

London (Shepherd’s Bush and Croydon), Manchester and Birmingham

Start Date

September, February and March

Length of programme

One year full-time

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

These are provided by the external professional body (ACCA) and are written examinations

How to apply

You need to register with ACCA before applying to BPP University. Visit accaglobal.com, call +44(0) 141 582 2000 or email students@accaglobal.com

You need to include your ACCA registration number in your application to BPP University To apply online, please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/applyonline.

 

Key Information

  • Tuition takes place in ACCA Platinum- Approved centres
  • Comprehensive online learning resources and support to supplement your face-to-face tuition
  • Integrated study – guidance and support right up to your external ACCA exams
  • Performance and pass rates exceed the ACCA’s Platinum targets
  • Our ACCA Professional Level Papers teaching uses materials provided by BPP Learning Media, an ACCA-approved provider for content
  • Dedicated ACCA tutors with subject expertise and industry experience

Your Programme

Studying for the ACCA Professional Papers with BPP University will equip you with the technical and business skills you need for a career in practice or commerce. You will benefit from lecturers who have practitioner expertise. You will be further supported by industry-leading materials. This combination will enable you to develop the skills you need to succeed in your professional exams.

Learning Materials

Our ACCA tuition uses materials provided by BPP Learning Media, an ACCA-approved provider for content. Furthermore, tuition takes place in centres that are Platinum-approved by the ACCA – the highest accreditation possible.

Practical, real-world teaching

The teaching is led by tutors from professional backgrounds. Their experience will give you a valuable insight into the different areas of business accounting. We also have excellent links with many professional accounting organisations, helping you to network and connect with practitioners and firms.

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme and all external ACCA exams you may choose to join our six-month MSc Accounting and Finance [top-up] programme, provided you meet the entry requirements, which enables you to extend your studies to earn a Master's degree.

Virtual learning support

To help you get the best learning experience, we provide high-quality facilities and technology. BPP University's Virtual Learning Environment, our student intranet, features a variety of resources and revision aids, including interactive modules, podcasts, videos and multiple-choice tests – all accessible 24/7.

Modules

The Professional Level is divided into two modules: Essentials and Options. All of the modules at Professional Level have been set at the same ability level as a Master's degree. All students have to pass the three papers in the Essentials module. The Options module contains four papers, but you only need to complete two.

Essentials module

These three exams build upon the technical skills acquired at the Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills modules). They explore advanced professional skills, techniques and values that you will require to act as an expert accountant in an advisory or consultancy role at senior level.

  • P1 – Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • P2 – Corporate Reporting
  • P3 – Business Analysis

Options module (choose 2)

This level builds on the technical knowledge you will already have. It will also explore more advanced professional skills, techniques and values. These are required at a senior level by accountants working in an advisory or consultancy role.

  • P4 – Advanced Financial Management
  • P5 – Advanced Performance Management
  • P6 – Advanced Taxation
  • P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Level Papers programme will require:

  • To be at least 18 years and over at the start of the programme

You should have passed:

  • BPP University's Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA Route]; OR
  • ACCA Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills) papers (F1 to F9); OR
  • An undergraduate degree which provides exemptions for the ACCA Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills) papers (F1 to F9)

If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options

English Language

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 certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to, at least, IELTS level 5.5 (overall) or equivalent, in addition to the entry requirements.

Your experience

At BPP University, your studies are just part of your student experience.

Being highly career-focused and concentrating on practical application as well as academic theories, we want your time at BPP University to be a great all-round experience.

There are many student-led activities and societies for you to choose from and lots going on. So as well as giving you the practical and academic knowledge you need to get ahead, we'll help you build the social skills you'll need to thrive in work – and life.

At BPP University we give you all the skills and advice you need to get ahead. As part of helping you get the best possible start to your working life, we provide a specialist Careers Service.

BPP University students are eligible for a National Union of Students (NUS) card. This card acts as a valid student ID and entitles the bearer to discounts in national chain stores and receive emails containing information on further discounts, student news and special student advice.

BPP University Students' Association

Founded in 2011 after a year of consultation with and design by students, BPP University Students' Association is home to thousands of students across all BPP University centres, and those studying online.

Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme.

The Association aims to put you – the student – at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

Watch our YouTube video or visit the BPP Students Association's website to find out more about student life at BPP University.

Study locations

You can study the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Level Papers at the following centres:

Fees

January 2017 onwards

  • UK, EU and International students, one-year programme (5 papers): £3,750
  • UK, EU and International students, one-year programme (6 papers) : £4,500

September 2017 onwards

  • UK, EU students, one-year programme (5 papers): £3,750
  • International students, one-year programme (5 papers): £3,870
  • UK, EU students, one-year programme (6 papers) : £4,500
  • International students, one-year programme (6 papers) : £4,640

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences.

BPP University Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships that you may find helpful if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. In 2015 alone, we offered over £400,000 in scholarship funding. For more information please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/scholarships

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk) or Future Finance student loans*.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit /bpp-university/student-finance

* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.