Minimum Entry Requirements

Two A Levels and three GCSEs (or their equivalent).These need to be in five separate subjects including English and maths.To check if your qualifications meet ACCA's minimum entry requirements, please visit for more details.

OR ACCA Qualification graduate-entry route~

If you have a relevant degree from a university accredited by ACCA, you may be eligible to claim exemption from some of ACCA's exams. You can apply for exemption from a maximum of nine exams at the Fundamentals level of the ACCA Qualification. Please note that no exemptions are awarded for any of the Professional level exams. Even if your qualifications are not from an accredited institution, you may still be eligible to claim some exemptions. Whether you can claim any exemptions will depend on how much of ACCA's syllabus you have already covered in your previous studies. Please visit for more details.

If you do not have the minimum entry requirements

You can still join ACCA as a student, but you will need to start your studies with one of the qualifications in Foundations in Accountancy. Once you complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business in Foundations in Accountancy, you can then transfer over to the ACCA Qualification. You will be able to start your studies at exam paper F4, as you'll be able to claim exemption from exams F1, F2 and F3. Please visit for more details.

Candidates following the Professional entry route are allowed to sit a maximum of four papers in their first examinations. The Membership with the ACCA can be obtained by registering on line. The website address is

Practical implications

Successful candidates will need a minimum of 3 years practical experience in the relevant field. This will enable them to operate as registered auditors and practicing account

ACCA Connect:

Phone: +44 (0) 141 582 2000

Fax: +44 (0) 141 582 2222

Post: 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow G3 8BW, UK