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.
Overview of the
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Programme
SBCS Global Learning institute is an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner and Approved Licensed Computer-Based Exam Centre. We have been teaching the ACCA programme for 35 years and over this period have produced many ACCA Graduates and Prize winners. We are fully equipped to deliver classes online, blended and face to face, so rest assured, that no matter the situation your studies will not be interrupted.
Our ACCA courses are taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals, who are all superb teachers, and presently includes a partner at one of the big five audit firms and a CEO of a major international bank. Our teaching team and students are supported by our warm and competent ATEC administrators, whose primary focus is ensuring that our students receive a great teaching and learning experience.
SBCS Global Learning Institute Ltd. offers a world-class ACCA teaching and learning experience that is geared towards you successfully completing your ACCA exams and achieving the prestigious ACCA designation.
September 2023 - December 2023 Semester Class Offerings for ACCA (Applied Knowledge Level/ Papers only)
ACCA course outlines (September 2023)
All students of the September 2023 semester will be granted nine (9) months access to the SBCS GLI E-Learning (Moodle) platform which will expire on June 30, 2024.
July 2023 - December 2023 Semester Classes for the ACCA Programme
All students of the July 2023 semester will be granted nine (9) months access to the SBCS GLI E-Learning (Moodle) platform which will expire on March 30, 2024.
The ACCA Study School sessions for the July 2023 semester students will commence on Friday, October 27, 2023, geared towards the December 2023 exam sitting.
- ACCA & FIA Study School Schedule
Study School sessions will be hosted Online for the period April/May 2023
These sessions are open to external students and can be registered for at least two (2) days before the start date.
CBE schedule for FIA papers, ACCA Applied Knowledge papers and the LW - Corporate & Business Law paper.
For further information, contact our team at ATEC@sbcs.edu.tt.
Collect more Certifications along your journey towards ACCA Membership!
Gain a Diploma in Accounting and Business when you pass the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification Applied Knowledge modules (BT, 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 (BT – 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.
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- two and a half years
- Champs Fleurs
Minimum entry requirement to enter the ACCA Qualification Programme:
You must possess one of the following qualifications:
- 2 Passes at GCE A Level (Grade A – E) or 6 CAPE units at grade 1 – 4
Please note: 1 subject could contain more than one unit i.e. Unit 1 and/or Unit 2. Each component unit can be
accepted as achieving 1 unit. PLUS 3 subjects in Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) (General Proficiency
Grades 1 – 3 from 1998; Grades 1 & 2 prior to 1998) OR 3 passes at GCE O Level (Grade C or above).
*Please note: Passes must be held in English and Mathematics at the appropriate grades above at either O Level or CXC level.
- Completed the ABE Diploma (Level 4).
- Completed up to the Intermediate Level of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
- Successful completion the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) of the Foundations In Accountancy (FIA) Programme. Diploma students are exempted from the Applied Knowledge Exams within the Fundamentals Level of the ACCA Professional Qualification.
- Successful completion of the Certified Accounting Technician Programme (CAT). CAT graduates are exempted from the Applied Knowledge level within the fundamental level of the ACCA Qualification.
For further information on ACCA’s entry requirements to the ACCA Programme, kindly view the following link:
The next intake for the ACCA offering will be in September 2023. Registration will officially commence on August 2, 2023.
For more details on fees and courses: Download the ACCA Costing Sheet
HOW TO REGISTER
Step 1 – Confirm your eligibility. Utilize the ACCA Exemption Calculator
Students with BSc’s, MBA’s and MSc’s must first register with ACCA and upload the the following
- National ID, Passport or Birth Certificate
- Affidavit in the event of a name change
- Marriage Certificate (Women only)
- Transcripts and Certificates from previous educational pursuits
Your eligibility must be confirmed before you apply.
Step 2 – Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form, and click submit.
Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via any of the the following options below:
Step 3 – Payment can be made via Direct deposit / Online bank transfer. Please click here for further instructions regarding the banking options available.
Please note that online bank transfers can be done from the following banking institutions – Republic Bank, Royal Bank, First Citizens Bank and Scotia Bank.
Step 4 – WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to email@example.com indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.
Note: If an Acceptance Letter is required after registration, kindly note that such requests usually takes three (3) working days to process
For further information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Mrs. Malini Ramsaroop – Manager
- Ms. Melissa Edwards – Senior Course Administrator
- Mr. John Prescott – Course Administrator 1
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 (email@example.com), 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 £45.00 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 2022 and 8th May 2023 then the first annual subscription will become due for 2023 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 seven (7) years to complete the ACCA Strategic Professional Level.
On Demand Computer Based Examinations (CBE)
Papers within the Applied Knowledge level and Applied Skills level (BT, 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 as per the CBE Schedule, SBCS requires a student to register for the examinations with the school at least seven (7) days 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 USD$145.00. The Skills Level paper LW – Corporate & Business Law cost of exam is USD$170.00. 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 and ACCA Strategic Professional Level papers (SBL, SBR, AFM, APM & AAA) 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.
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.