Planning your pathway:Find your route to an accountancy career

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We're here to guide you towards your ideal career every step of the way.

 

Start by choosing which statement is most applicable to you.

 

  • I'm studying for a degree related to finance or accounting

    You could join us at Professional level.

    At this level, you will take three essential and two options papers, meaning you can specialise according to your role and strengths.

    You will also be required to have three years' relevant work experience and complete an online ethics module before you become fully qualified. 

  • I'm studying for a degree in an unrelated subject or 3 GCSEs and 2 A-Levels (or equivalent)

    You could join us at Fundamentals level.

    This level comprises of nine compulsory exams, which make up the essential areas of knowledge for someone working in the finance function – from taxation to management accounting.

    You may still be eligible for exemptions if you start at this level. 

    What are exemptions?

    Exemptions are when you don’t have to take exam because a prior qualification or module you have taken covers the subject area required so you are exempt from certain papers. You will start at a level appropriate for you.

    Read more about exemptions on the main ACCA website

  • I don't have any qualifications yet

    You could join us at Foundation level.

    Are you still deciding where you’ll go to university but know you want to work in accountancy, finance, business and management?  We can help you choose the quickest path to your career.

    Choose your course

    To fast track your future career, we would recommend choosing a university course that incorporates accountancy and/or finance. A degree in these subjects incorporates a large amount of material that is covered in our Fundamentals Level papers, so you will likely be eligible for more exemptions.

    What are exemptions?

    Exemptions are when you don’t have to take exam because a prior qualification or module you have taken covers the subject area required so you are exempt from certain papers. You will start at a level appropriate to your own experience.

    Read more about exam exemptions on the main ACCA website

     

  • I don't know which area of accountancy is right for me

    Don't worry - we can help.

    Find out which roles in accounting and finance best suit your interests and skills.

    Take our interactive quiz 

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