Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
ACCA Fundamentals (Skills) Level
Build a successful career as a finance professional in any sector with our ACCA (part-time) Fundamentals Level course.*
About the ACCA Fundamentals (Skills) Level Undergraduate course
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world's leading professional accountancy organisations with nearly 450,000 members and student members in more than 170 countries. ACCA members work in public practice, industry, commerce and the private sector. The globally recognised ACCA qualification is an established route to professional status - allowing you to use the 'ACCA' letters after your name.
The ACCA qualification is the fastest growing accountancy qualification in the world and in the UK is one of the recognised accountancy qualifications for Companies Act purposes.
Within ACCA there is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance - skills which are essential as the accountancy profession moves towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation with an increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.
All you need from your employer is the chance to apply your learning and build up your practical experience and there's no need for you to take time off work to attend college or to study for exams.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MODULES & LEARNING
To develop knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business, recognising the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.
To develop knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control.
To develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies, and groups of companies.
To develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups, and how to analyse and interpret those financial statements.
To develop knowledge and skills in the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.
To develop knowledge and skills expected of a financial manager - relating to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.
Set yourself apart from the crowd by offering employers the complete package in terms of professional and academic accounting qualifications. The course is taught by professionally qualified accountants with significant experience of working as accountants, auditors and tax advisers. Feedback from students has consistently rated our accounting and finance teaching as amongst the best in the sector and our international students have praised the services offered by our University in a recent independent survey.
To supplement the ACCA modules and prepare you for the workplace our full-time course also includes professional practice sessions which help you to focus on your career ambitions, apply for jobs and develop the skills you'll need to be a successful accounting professional. The course offers excellent value for money given the amount of tuition provided, the input on employability and the great range of facilities available in a University environment.
At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.
Michael Daly Michael DalySenior LecturerA qualified accountant, Michael joined Leeds Beckett in January 2008 after many years as an accountant and manager in industry. He acquired a wealth of practical experience in various financial and management accounting roles since graduating in the 80's and progressed up the accountancy career ladder starting as a trainee before becoming a finance department head, senior manager and board member. Michael teaches on both undergraduate and professional courses at Leeds Beckett.
An amazing place to spend your days
Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.
Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
Online Open Days
Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
To order a copy of the latest Undergraduate prospectus, please register your details.
Leeds is brimming with cultural interest, a vibrant and varied nightlife and some of the best shopping in the north of England.
Leeds lies at the heart of the UK with excellent transport links to most major cities. It was also voted best UK University Destination and is home to 200,000 students.
Experience accommodation with a difference. We are proud to offer some of the best university accommodation in the UK.