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ACCA Professional (Full Time Route)
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The ACCA Professional course has an early September start date

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
ACCA Professional (Full Time Route)

Undergraduate course
Accounting, Finance & Economics

Stand out from the crowd - become a Chartered Certified Accountant and have the potential to work in any aspect of finance or management

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    1 Year
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The ACCA Professional course has an early September start date

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We are a Gold Approved Centre for delivery of ACCA courses and have professional links with a wide range of organisations, including KPMG, Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers and the Audit Partnership.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: Students must have passed or been granted exemption from ACCA papers F1 to F9. Important external requirement: Students must be registered and have claimed any exemptions from ACCA by the end of July in order to join the course in September. Note: For students who have not completed all F level ACCA papers, there is the opportunity to study for these papers part-time at Leeds Beckett University and then progress onto this course. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
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 Applicants
Our 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.

Additional Requirements: Students must have passed or been granted exemption from ACCA papers F1 to F9. Important external requirement: Students must be registered and have claimed any exemptions from ACCA by the end of July in order to join the course in September. Note: For students who have not completed all F level ACCA papers, there is the opportunity to study for these papers part-time at Leeds Beckett University and then progress onto this course. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
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.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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“I love the flexibility Leeds Beckett offers. I was able to balance studying around my full-time employment - I'm already seeing the benefits in my professional career.

MODULES & LEARNING

This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in carrying out the role of the accountant relating to governance, internal control, compliance, and the management of risk within an organisation - in the context of an overall ethical framework.

This module aims to enable students to apply knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in the application and evaluation of financial reporting principles and practices in a range of business contexts and situations.

This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in assessing strategic position, determining strategic choice, and implementing strategic action through business process and structural change, coordinating knowledge systems and information technology, and by managing quality processes, projects, and people.

To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor, in taking or recommending decisions relating to the financial management of an organisation.

To apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in selecting and applying strategic management accounting techniques in different business contexts and to contribute to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development.

This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in providing relevant information and advice to individuals and businesses on the impact of the major taxes on financial decisions and situations.

This module aims to enable students to apply relevant knowledge, skills, and exercise professional judgement in analysing, evaluating, concluding and reporting on the assurance engagement and other audit and assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments.

Values, ethics and governance are essential skills for finance professionals. As part of your ethical development, you are required to complete the Professional Ethics module, developed by ACCA. This will give you exposure to a range of ethical perspectives and includes several self-tests which require you to reflect on your own ethical behaviour and values. You then apply what you have learned in a case study where you experience an audit situation from two points of view - that of the auditor and the corporate financial accountant.You are given access to the Professional Ethics module as soon as you become eligible to take Paper P1, Governance, Risk and Ethics. It is recommended that you take the Professional Ethics module at the same time as, or before, the Governance, Risk and Ethics paper.

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 tuition as amongst the best in the sector and our international students have praised the services offered by the University in a recent independent survey.

To supplement the ACCA modules and get you ready for the workplace the full time course also includes Professional Practice sessions which aim to help you focus 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.

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    Before teaching at Leeds Beckett, Julie worked as an Audit Manager for the Audit Commission and was Head of Finance for the NHS Modernisation Agency. She was also responsible for managing the relationship between the Department of Health and its audit agencies and has supported the Permanent Secretary in appearances before the Public Accounts Committee. Just before joining our University Julie was Acting Director of Finance for NHS Direct. She is currently working with the Department of Health on the impact of changes to IFRS.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for students entering in 2017/18 is £700 per paper. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation. See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for students entering in 2017/18 is £700 per paper. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation. See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

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    The Rose Bowl

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    Gym and Sports Facilities

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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.

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