Boost your professional accounting career with the ACCA Level 4 Diploma course (AB-FA)
If you are working in finance and want to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business course is the perfect first step. The Level 4 diploma is made up of the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (AB-FA).
Who is it for? Anyone interested in a career in accountancy
Qualification ACCA Applied Knowledge AB-FA (F1-F3)
Location Online Learning
Duration Typical duration: 9-12 months
What is the ACCA Level 4 Diploma course?
This ACCA online course will give you an understanding of standard accountancy practices, reporting systems, preparing financial documents and ethics. This online accountancy level 4 course has been designed specifically to give you a strong grounding in the basics of accountancy. Choosing an ACCA online course with AVADO will allow you to learn flexibly around your job and other commitments.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business course offers an ideal route for graduates or those already employed in account-support roles looking to do an introductory qualification in accounting. The ACCA Diploma course offers a flexible path via online training to the full ACCA qualification, without the need for a degree or the normal prerequisites required to start ACCA Qualification. After completing the full ACCA qualification and gaining sufficient experience, you will be a Certified Chartered Accountant, making you highly sought after by professional firms.
Plus, book your ACCA Qualification and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free. 18 and 24 month interest-free terms are also available on some qualifications. Representative example for ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business (Knowledge, F1-3): Loan £1,058.00 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £88.17. The total amount repayable will be £1,175.04 which includes a deposit of £117.00. Click here for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.
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Get ACCA qualified with learning that works from AVADO
At AVADO, we create inspiring learning experiences that are all about your success. With our 26 years’ experience, your ACCA course gives you the best chance to pass first time:
The very best tutors and inspiring content
Your own dedicated tutor, hand-picked for their expertise, is available by phone or email. Access a range of engaging content including videos, quizzes, case studies and mock exams.
Support every step of the way as you learn with others
Your tutor and community team are here for you whenever you need them. And, because you learn online with other students, you’ll never be short of inspiration and motivation!
An online platform built around you
Designed to work on your mobile and featuring bite-sized content so that you can learn as you go. Learn at your own pace but with structured milestones to keep you on track.
Affordable, all-inclusive prices
Payment packages to suit your budget. And no hidden surprises.
An award-winning provider you can trust
Our online ACCA courses were awarded the judges’ highest award for Best Online Distance Learning Programme at the 2017 Learning Technologies Awards, and ACCA Lead Tutor Paul Kirkwood won PQ Magazine Editor’s Choice Award 2017. Plus AVADO is a Gold Approved ACCA Learning Provider, so you know you are receiving the best tuition and support.
With thousands of accountancy students qualifying with us each year, exceptional pass rates and student satisfaction scores of 92%, we know this is learning that works. Enquire now to find out how it can work for you.
What is included in the ACCA Level 4 Diploma qualification?
Your course includes everything you need to succeed:
- 24-hour access to your online campus, accessible on mobile and tablet
- Online textbook for each paper
- Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates
- Dedicated tutor and community team to support you throughout the course
- Revision classes, mock exams and assignment feedback to help you improve
- Free access to AVADO’s premium Career Development Hub
- Free NUS card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts
We believe you shouldn’t have to pay extra for essentials like revision classes, mock exams and assignment marking. That’s why we include everything above in the price. The only additional cost is your ACCA institute fees, which you are required to pay directly to the ACCA.
Pre-requisites for the ACCA Level 4 Diploma qualification
The ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting& Business has the following entry requirements:
- A minimum of three GCSEs and two A Levels in five individual subjects including English and Maths
Please contact our friendly course advisors if you are unsure whether you meet these requirements or check the ACCA journey map. You can find out whether you qualify for any exemptions based on prior studies, using the ACCA Exemptions Calculator.
All AVADO students are also required to have:
- You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
- A solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
- Access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable Internet connection, plus basic computer skills
- You must be able to attend all exams at an ACCA Approved centre. Students outside the UK will incur an additional cost for international postage of textbooks.
Career path for the ACCA Level 4 Diploma qualification
After completing the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business you can progress to the next level of the ACCA Qualification which is the Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business
Once you have gained the ACCA Advanced Diploma and demonstrated the required amount of experience, you will be eligible to take the final stage of the ACCA Qualification, the Professional Level (SBR-AAA papers),
The ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business will also support you in a trainee accountancy role within a business or accounting practice including:
|Management Accountant (Trainee)||Accounting Technician|
*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, April 2017
How it works
All our ACCA courses are delivered through our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus (VLC). The VLC is an online learning platform that houses all your learning materials in one easy-to-access place. The VLC is designed for use on all internet-enabled devices, so you can study on your mobile or tablet any time, wherever you are.
Your VLC features:
- Engaging bite-size learning content, including videos, animations, case studies and quizzes
- Regular live online classes with your tutor, tailored to your group’s needs and recorded so you can catch up whenever you like
- Learn as a group, with structured milestones to keep you on track
- Regular learning checks, practice tests and mock exams so you know how you are progressing
- Proactive tutor support – monitoring your progress and reaching out if you need support
What is the ACCA?
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with 188,000 members and over 480,000 students across 181 countries. ACCA members are sought by organisations around the world to lead their business to sustainable success. The ACCA letters after your name show employers that you work to the highest professional and ethical standards.
An ACCA online qualification gives you the opportunity to start your career as an accounting professional and will support you throughout your profession. Achieving the ACCA Diploma qualification will equip you with all the fundamental accounting concepts and skills.
AVADO are an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner which recognises the quality of learning provision and support provided to students – so you can trust you are receiving high-quality tuition and excellent support.
To become a Chartered Certified Accountant, you must complete the full ACCA qualification pathway and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in Accounting.
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.
If you are funding your own studies, you can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over two or three instalments at no extra charge.
Book your ACCA Qualification now and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free*. 18 and 24 month interest-free terms are also available on some qualifications.
You can also apply for our 18, 24, 36, 48 or 60-month payment plans offered by our finance provider Omni Capital*, with representative APR 16.9%. Take a look at a representative APR Example or enquire now and speak to one of our Course Advisors.
We can also work with you to build a business case to apply for employer funding and can even speak to your company directly if you’d like. For more information, give one of our Course Advisors a call.
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“I like AVADO because the course works exactly the way my brain wants it to! I see a goal or end result and I systematically break it down to bite-size chunks, to ensure I grasp each concept before I move on. So for me, this is perfect!”
Allie Haggerty, ACCA Graduate
“I purchased some books to try and complete papers myself, but without the support which AVADO provided, I just wasn’t going to do it! AVADO’s tutors make the courses come to life.”
Rob Welsh, ACCA Graduate