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Entry Requirements

ACCA Course Entry Requirements

There are several routes into ACCA study, as well as a number of potential exemptions for students with particular academic backgrounds. Listed below is all the information you need about the entry requirements to the ACCA course at LSBF London.

Foundations in Accountancy route (FIA)

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies from F4 onwards
  • Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F3

Professional Examination Route:

In order to be eligible to register for the ACCA accounting qualification (at the Knowledge Level) you need to have at least two A Levels and three GCSEs (including English and Mathematics).

Please note: Students with higher qualifications may be eligible for exemptions from some of the ACCA examinations. See below for details.

ACCA Exemptions for Degree Holders:

Students who hold recognised business and/or accounting degrees may be considered for exemption from some (or all) of the Knowledge and Skill Levels. In order to do this they must be able to provide evidence that they have previously studied and been assessed in comparable subject areas.

Please note that students with non-relevant degrees will not be eligible for exemption from the above mentioned ACCA examination levels. If you’re unsure of your suitable starting point, please check with ACCA for more details.

Currently all ACCA courses are only available in London campus. CIMA courses are online only. For more information please call us on +44 (0) 207 823 2303 or e-mail us at: admissions@lsbf.org.uk.

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