Course Brief

To introduce the fundamental principles of accounting and to develop the knowledge and understanding of the techniques used to maintain accounting records.
To produce accounting records including ledger accounts, sales tax records (where applicable), control accounts, reconciliations, and extract and correct an initial trial balance also making the adjustments necessary to produce an extended trial balance. The syllabus also covers accounting for the business transactions of sole traders and partnerships.

  • This course is offered in 70 hours
  • Foundations in Accountancy (FIA)

    The Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) offers a range of entry-level awards, such as:

    • ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2)
    • ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3)
    • ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)

    These awards focus on the core skills of financial and management accounting, which provide students with flexible entry points with certification awarded at each level of the FIA programme, allowing students to tailor the awards, and making them an attractive and relevant choice for employers. 

    On successful completion of the Diploma in Accounting and Business exams, students can automatically be transferred onto the ACCA Qualification, free of charge, and will be exempted from the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (AB, MA, and FA).


    September - December 2018 Semester Schedules for FIA Programme

    Full-time students of the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting RFQ Level 2 papers (FA1 & MA1) can access the SBCS Employability Skills Training Programme designed to develop competence in clerical accounting responsibilities in financial and management accounting, and also equips you with skills germane to the professional working environment. This programme consists of :

    • Microsoft Office Essentials (MS Word, MS Excel)
    • Principles of Business Communication
    • Business Math
    • Emotional Intelligence & Ethical Decision Making
    • Critical Thinking
    • Get Work Ready
    • Foundations in Professionalism (FIP)


    July - December 2018 Semester Schedules for FIA (Champs Fleurs Campus):

    July - December 2018 Semester Schedules for FIA (San Fernando Campus):

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    FIA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the July - December 2018 Semester


    Collect more Certifications along your journey towards ACCA Membership!

    An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business can also be achieved by successfully completing all exams in the Fundamental level (F1 – F9) of the ACCA programme and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.

    Get a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting at the same time as becoming a qualified accountant through ACCA’s partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU). This is the perfect way to gain an extra qualification without doubling your workload. Having this degree with an ACCA qualification is a powerful combination of qualifications, which puts you in demand with employers, and increases your career prospects.

    To achieve this, you need to:

    • Pass your ACCA Qualification exams
    • Pass the Ethics and Professional Skills Module
    • Submit a research and analysis project.

    Expand your potential; go beyond ACCA!

    ACCA members can seamlessly progress to one of our Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA or MSc programmes, which we have been offering for over 24 years.

    ACCA members can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available.

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