You can start your journey towards ACCA membership with the Foundation level qualifications – referred to collectively as ‘Foundations in Accountancy’. They are the perfect place to start if you are new to accountancy or if you’re already working in finance but have no qualifications. You’ll be starting at the right level to suit your ability.
You can achieve certificates and diplomas along the way before progressing onto the ACCA Qualification. So you’ll have proof of your hard work, plus it’s a great way to keep motivated.
ACCA recommends you to start at the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2) if you have no formal qualifications, especially if it has been a while since you completed any studies.
After you complete the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) (or the Foundation Diploma if you are based in Bangladesh or Pakistan) you can transfer onto the ACCA Qualification. You can claim free exemptions for the Applied Knowledge exams, because you will have already passed them at the diploma level. You can then continue your journey with us on the ACCA Qualification.
The new ACCA Foundation Diploma consists of seven exams and the Foundations in Professionalism online module:
- FA1 – Recording Financial Transactions
- MA1 – Management Information
- FA2 – Maintaining Financial Records
- MA2 – Managing Costs and Finance
- FAB – Accountant in Business
- FMA – Management Accounting
- FFA – Financial Accounting
Five great reasons to choose the Foundation Diploma:-
Fast-track to the ACCA Qualification
Starting out at the right level
Earn more money
Fast and flexible