Why choose ACCA?

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There’s a world of opportunity by choosing ACCA

By studying ACCA you can take your career in any direction, opening doors to roles around the world. The ACCA qualification is recognised and respected around the globe. ACCA trained professionals are known to have strategic thinking, technical skills and professional values to drive an organisation forward.

ACCA Qualification

The ACCA qualification gives you the most up to date skills you need to become a finance professional. There are three stages of exams, plus an Ethics and Professional Skills module and a Professional Experience Requirement.

  1. Applied Knowledge
  2. Applied Skills
  3. Strategic Professional (2 essential and 2 optional modules must be completed)

Requirements

You need to have three GCSEs and two A-levels in five separate subjects including Maths and English (or equivalent) to be able to start the ACCA qualification, find out more about the minimum entrance requirements. It is quick and easy to become a registered ACCA student, you can apply online anytime of the year.

Supported by a quality training provider

Reed Business School is an approved learning provider with Platinum status which means you can expect to receive high quality tuition and excellent student support, in a comfortable environment conducive to studying. Platinum status is the highest and most prestigious level of approval available. As Platinum learning providers we are required to meet ACCA global best practice benchmarks relating to the institution and course management, course delivery and student support. Platinum learning partners need to demonstrate student pass rates that exceed global averages for majority of the exams they teach.

Flexibility to chose your own path

Reed Business School offer hybrid training, with classroom based tuition or remote live-online classes. These run in conjunction with each other allowing for greater flexibility in learning. This hybrid approach enables both classroom and remote live-online students to hear and interact with one another and verbally contribute to the whole class.

Apprenticeships

Reed Business School is listed on the Government Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and approved to deliver apprenticeship training.  Student can study the full ACCA qualification (Level 7) under an Apprenticeship programme.  Find out more.

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Applied Knowledge

The Applied Knowledge exams are an exceptional introduction to the world of finance and accounting, providing you with a broad understanding of essential accounting techniques.

Once you’ve completed these three exams you’ll be awarded the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RFQ Level 4) and be eligible to start the Applied Skills Exams.

Business & Technology (BT/FBT)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation and its people and systems.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Management Accounting (MA/FMA)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support management in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Financial Accounting (FA/FFA)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques, including the preparation of basic financial statements for single entities and simple groups. You’ll also be introduced to basic techniques of interpretation of financial statements.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

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The ACCA Applied Skills & Professional Exams

When combined with approved practical experience, the Skills and Professional exams form the full ACCA qualification and are structured to nurture respected, well rounded, global finance professionals. Threaded through the whole journey are the ethics and values students need to make a difference and becoming exceptionally valuable to employers wherever they’re based in the world.

The detail: applied skills

Corporate & Business Law (LW)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognising the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Performance Management (PM)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Taxation (TX)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Financial Reporting (FR)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups and how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Audit & Assurance (AA)

The aim

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Financial Management (FM)

The aim

You’ll develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing and dividend policy decisions.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

The detail: Strategic professional

Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) (Essential)

The aim

The Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) exam requires you to demonstrate your ability to make strategic business reporting decisions. Set within the corporate reporting environment you will be tested on concepts, theories, principles and crucially your ability to apply this knowledge to real life scenarios.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Strategic Business Leader (SBL) (Essential)

The aim

SBL mirrors the workplace and provides you with real world challenges allowing you to demonstrate a blend of technical, practical and professional skills. Work through the Ethics and Professional Skills module either before you start, or alongside your studies. This gives you insight into professional skills that you can apply in your exam and in the workplace.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Advanced Audit & Assurance (AAA) (Optional)

The aim

That the level of accounting knowledge for AAA is aligned to the SBR syllabus. Students are encouraged to sit and pass SBR before attempting AAA.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Advanced Taxation (ATX) (Optional)

The aim

You’ll apply relevant knowledge and skills and exercise professional judgement in providing relevant information and advice to individuals and businesses on the impact of the major taxes on financial decisions and situations.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

Advanced Performance Management (APM) (Optional)

The aim

You’ll apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

BSc (Hons) in applied accounting & research degree

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ACCA and Oxford Brookes University have worked together to develop a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting, which is available exclusively to ACCA students who wish to obtain a degree while studying towards the ACCA Qualification.

If you wish to submit a Research and Analysis Project (RAP) to Oxford Brookes University then you must have a Project Mentor and Reed Business School are able to offer you this service.

You will have three meetings with your Project Mentor (these meeting can be carried out, face to face, at the Business School or online). The meetings provide your Project Mentor with the opportunity to guide your RAP work and provide feedback to you. The meetings also provide you with the opportunity to develop your personal skills including questioning, listening and giving a presentation. You will reflect on this graduate skills development in your Skills and Learning Statement.

Find out more by visiting ACCA website

The cost of this service is £475+VAT

For more information on a Reed mentor please contact us

Tuition delivery

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Integrated

We run short comprehensive integrated courses scheduled over 2 or 3 phases depending upon the subject. The courses cover the core syllabus providing structure and clear objectives to enable students to build the necessary subject knowledge required to secure a pass. Question practice in class and via on-line practice exams form part of the course structure. Using Microsoft Teams as the tuition platform allows for flexibility in learning and access to the tutor outside of class for remote assistance and support.

Full link & revision

We run full link courses comprising of a tuition course in 2 separate phases and a revision course. The tuition element covers the main areas of the syllabus and the revision course culminates with question practice and a full mock exam either taken as a whole mock or a question based day (QBD). Tutors and professional markers are on-site to mark the questions on a QBD and provide immediate feedback and question de-briefs. Students can attend a full link course or for those who may be re-sitting or have taken a home study course, a revision only course can be attended. Using Microsoft Teams as the tuition platform allows for flexibility in learning and access to the tutor outside of class for remote assistance and support.

Study Materials

The following course materials are provided within the course fee:

  • Access to the Microsoft Teams platform
  • Study text
  • Revision question bank
  • Revision cards
  • Course notes
  • Online access to practice mock exams
  • Access to class recordings

Attending classes at the Manor

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All Students

Students can attend on a residential or non-residential basis. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all students attending our courses at no extra charge.

Residential options

For students who wish to stay overnight, we offer highly competitive rates on a full board basis – providing you with a study-bedroom and all meals on site. You don’t have to spend any time travelling to and from courses and can focus solely on your learning. Our accommodation rates compare very favourably to hotel costs enabling us to maximise the value of your spend on professional development. The rooms come as either single or premium (these are en-suite rooms with a range of single, double or king-sized beds)

CBE Exam Centre

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Sit your exams in the comfort of the manor

Reed Business School is an ACCA exam centre for the on-demand exams only and the exams are scheduled after a short period after the course has finished to allow for consolidation of knowledge and question practice. Each course is scheduled in a modular approach so can be taken 1 at a time.

Booking your exams

Reed Business School is an ACCA CBE exam centre for BT, MA, FA and LW. Please note, a student must register with ACCA before they can sit an exam. If you are wish to book your exam with us, please complete our ACCA enrolment form. If you are not attending one of our courses and you wish to book your ACCA CBE with us, please download our computer based exam (CBE) dates, complete and return a booking form to us. Please note places are subject to availability.

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ACCA Summer 21 results analysis

(average course % by qualification level)

100%

pass rate
*Knowledge Level

88%

pass rate
*Fundamental Level

88%

pass rate
*Professional Level


* <8 students, therefore may be statistically unreliable