The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) offers a professional qualification, which has been recognised and respected across the world for over 100 years. ACCA is currently the largest British accountancy body with over 180,000 members and 480,000 students in 181 countries.
January - June 2020 Semester Schedules for ACCA (Champs Fleurs):
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Gain a Diploma in Accounting and Business when you pass the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification Applied Knowledge modules (AB, MA and FA), and the Foundations in Professionalism (FIP) ethics module.
An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business can also be achieved by successfully completing all exams in the ACCA Applied Knowledge and ACCA Applied Skills exams (AB – FM) of the ACCA programme and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.
Completion of the Advanced Diploma and successful completion of the Strategic Professional exams (SBL - Strategic Business Leader, SBR - Strategic Business Reporting and two option modules) will allow you to become an ACCA affiliate.
As part of your journey to becoming a qualified ACCA member, you will be required to complete the Ethics and Professional Skills Module which supplements your technical knowledge of the programme by helping to develop ethical and professional behaviours. You must also demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what the PER (Practical Experience Requirement) is all about.
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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There is only one route to enter the ACCA Qualification Programme which is the mainstream route for students who have met the ACCA’s minimum educational entry requirements.You must possess one of the following qualifications:
- At least 2 GCE A Levels plus 3 GCE/CXC subjects (including Mathematics and English); or
- 6 CAPE Units: (Grades 1 – 4 only) plus 3 GCE/CXC subjects (including Mathematics and English)
- Completed the ABE Diploma (Level 4); or
- Completed up to the Intermediate Level of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT); or
- Completed the Diploma in Accounting and Business on the Foundations In Accountancy (FIA) Programme. Diploma students are exempted from the Knowledge Exams within the Fundamentals Level of the ACCA Professional Qualification; or
- Completed the Certified Accounting Technician Programme (CAT). CAT graduates are exempted from the Knowledge level within the fundamental level of the ACCA Qualification.
There is no longer a Mature Student Entry Route (MSER) to the ACCA Qualification. Mature students must now register on the Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) programme and can, if they wish, start at the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) which is equivalent to the ACCA’s Applied Knowledge Exams within the Fundamentals Exams of the ACCA Qualification. However, SBCS strongly recommends that these students start the FIA programme from the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2) and progress to the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3) in order to lay a solid foundation for the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) after which they can transfer to the Applied Skills Exams within the Fundamentals Level of the ACCA Qualification with exemption from Applied Knowledge Level.
ACCA Caribbean’s Local Office is located at:
Level 1 Savannah East,
Queens Park East,
Port of Spain
110 Queen Street,
G1 3BX United Kingdom
2nd Floor Professional Centre Building,
11 – 13 Fitzblackman Drive,
Wrightson Road Extension,
Port of Spain.
SBCS’ Accountancy Training and Education Centre (ATEC) Team consists of:
- Ms. Malini Bridglalsingh – Manager
- Ms. Melissa Edwards – Senior Course Administrator
- Ms. Narina Alexander – Assistant Course Administrator
This team is committed to providing you, our students, with prompt and efficient support for your programme, which you as an SBCS student deserve. We can be contacted at 663-7227 Ext: 1010 – 1013. However, we encourage you to contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are unable to contact us via phone.
Rules of Progression
Students are expected to study each level (Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills, Strategic Professional Level Essentials and Strategic Professional Level Options) in order. ACCA continues to stipulate that students can attempt a maximum of four (4) papers at any one examination sitting. These may be from different levels as long as the levels are attempted in order. Students must pass or be exempted from all nine (9) exams in the Fundamentals Level and pass both Essentials exams and two (2) Options from four (4) in the Professional Level. There is no need for students to sit and/or pass any of the exams together, including the two (2) Essentials exams in Professional Level. Students may vary the order they attempt exams within each level but they may not vary the order of the levels. However, ACCA strongly recommends that papers within a level are taken in order. Students may attempt exams from different levels at the same exam sitting subject to the rules above.
Computer Based Examinations (CBEs) are available for papers within the Applied Knowledge Exams of the Fundamentals Level as well as the Applied Skills Level.
To attempt CBEs you must be a registered ACCA student with an ACCA registration number. ACCA normally takes approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date of submission of a complete registration package to process a student’s application which must be allowed for, when doing Computer Based Exams.
Registration fee of £79.00 is payable to ACCA on completion and submission of your online registration or the written registration form together with all the necessary supporting documents.
As a result of a joint scheme relationship between ACCA and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT), all Trinidad & Tobago resident students are required to become student members of ICATT upon payment of a registration fee of TT$247.50 and submission of an ICATT application form. Foreign students who wish to sit examinations in Trinidad & Tobago are also required to join and pay this Initial Registration fee to ICATT if they are also residing in Trinidad and Tobago.
Annual subscription fees are also payable to both ACCA and ICATT from the 1st January following the year of registration and every 1st January thereafter. However, it is important to note that the first annual subscription fee will also become payable for the following year if a student initially registers between 8th November of any year and 8th May of the following year. For example if a student registers between 8th November 2018 and 8th May 2019 then the first annual subscription will become due for 2019 immediately after approval of the student’s application by ACCA. Foreign students who wish to sit examinations in Trinidad & Tobago are also required to register with and pay annual subscription fees to ICATT.
Duration Of Programme
While the full programme can be completed in as short a time as two and a half years, ACCA gives students a maximum of ten (10) years to complete the ACCA Qualification programme.
On Demand Computer Based Examinations (CBE)
Papers within the Applied Knowledge level and Applied Skills level (AB, MA, FA & LW) are offered computer based by ACCA. SBCS is a licensed CBE centre. SBCS schedules CBEs at the end of each semester, June and December of each year (one examination week) for students who have registered for the relevant courses within the semester ONLY. CBEs are also scheduled for every other Friday (except on public holidays, SBCS’ school holidays or SBCS’ examination weeks) for SBCS and non-SBCS students.
- For CBE’s held every other Friday SBCS requires a student to register for the examinations with the school at least one week prior to the exam date.
- For the end of semester CBE’s, students are required to register for the examinations at least three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination week.
- For Papers within the Applied Knowledge Level of the ACCA programme the cost per exam is presently TT$850.00. The Skills Level paper F4 – Corporate & Business Law cost of exam is TT$995.00. Students must have their ACCA Registration Numbers upon registration for any CBE.
Session Computer Based Examinations (CBE’s)
ACCA Applied Skills Level papers PM – FM, are also offered as Computer Based Examinations (CBE’s) by ACCA. Examinations are held in March, June, September and December over a five-day period, with multiple exams scheduled each day.
Registration for these examinations are done via your myACCA account.
Paper Based Examinations
ACCA examinations are held in March, June, September and December over a five-day period, with multiple exams scheduled each day.
Paper Based examinations will only be available for ACCA Professional Level papers (P1 – P7) from the June 2018 examination sitting.
Registration for these examinations are done via your myACCA account.
Procedure for making Payments to ACCA and ICATT
A student can pay either by a sterling (£) bank draft drawn on a UK Bank OR online by credit card via the ACCA web site. All sterling bank drafts must be made payable to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or ACCA. Any local Fees to ICATT must also be made by TT bank draft payable to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago OR though their bank account# 015006099670 at any FCB branch. ICATT operates a ‘no-cash’ policy.
***ICATT accepts payments on behalf of ACCA.***
Learning Outcomes of the ACCA Programme and Career Opportunities
The ACCA Qualification will help career progress in any organisation. It’s an established route to professional status – allowing persons to use the ‘ACCA’ letters after their name on successful completion. Globally, employers will understand and respect this qualification. ACCA qualified persons will be in demand for their finance and accounting knowledge and skills worldwide, regardless of employment sector. ACCA qualified accountants can be found in Industry, Commerce, Professional firms, Government and Private Practice as Directors, Financial Controllers, Accountants, Internal and External Auditors and Financial Analysts/Consultants.