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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
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The ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business consists of the first three papers of the full ACCA qualification:

AB: Accountant in Business (F1)
MA: Management Accounting (F2)
FA: Financial Accounting (F3)

The course covers the fundamentals of accounting systems and the financial processes used within businesses, as well as detailing the professional and ethical skills needed within an accountancy practice. See below for a summary of the learning outcomes of each paper.

AB Accountant in Business (F1)

Learn about the business and its environment, and the influence this has on how organisations are structured. Discover the role of accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation.


MA Management Accounting (F2)

Develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts.


FA Financial Accounting (F3)

Understand the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and develop proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements.

Key course information:

  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Level 4 qualification – equivalent to a Certificate of Higher Education
  • Three online units and three computer-based exams at an external test centre and one online continuous assessment module
  • Typically completed within 9 months, with 12 months tuition support.  


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