ACCA Syllabus and Papers

The ACCA syllabus consists of 13 papers divided into four levels:

  • Knowledge - 3 papers
  • Skills – 6 papers
  • Essentials – 2 papers
  • Options – 2 papers from 4

Knowledge

This module, which includes papers AB (F1) to FA (F3), is the starting point on your way to achieving your ACCA qualification. Once you've passed all 3 papers, you can continue on to the ACCA Skills module.

F1 AB Accountant in Business
F2 MA Management Accounting
F3 FA Financial Accounting

Skills

Comprising modules LW (F4) to FM (F9), this module examines the principle technical subjects that you're expected to have an advanced understanding of. These subjects include law, taxation, auditing and financial management, financial reporting and performance management. You will develop knowledge and skills in these subject areas, reaching a level of knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.

F4 LW Corporate and Business Law
F5 PM Performance Management
F6 TX Taxation
F7 FR Financial Reporting
F8 AA Audit & Assurance
F9 FM Financial Management

Essentials

This module is called Essentials as it will provide you with the specialised skills and techniques required to become an expert accountant, either in a consultancy or high-level advisory role. Each of the 2 ACCA papers is assessed with a 3-hour paper-based exam.

SBL Strategic Business Leader
SBR Strategic Business Reporting

Options

Choose any 2 from 4
 

This module requires you to select 2 ACCA papers to study from a choice of 4, allowing you to tailor your programme to suit your requirements, interests and career aspirations. 3-hour, paper-based exams will test your knowledge of each paper.

P4 AFM Advanced Financial Management
P5 APM Advanced Performance Management
P6 ATX Advanced Taxation
P7 AAA Advanced Audit & Assurance (UK or International)
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