Professional Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

We are an ACCA-approved learning partner holding gold status

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Reasons to study Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), professional qualification at DMU:

We offer courses to prepare students for the professional level papers for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. We are an ACCA-approved learning partner holding gold status and our ACCA exam results consistently exceed global averages.

Our courses are designed to suit students in full time employment and therefore run either on weekends or evenings or via a day release programme.

  • Competitive fees
    Our tuition rates are among the most competitive in the region and the fees include course tuition, revision courses and mock exams
  • Excellent support Exam focused courses with an emphasis on key exam topics. Tutors mark mock exams, delivering tailored feedback to maximise your chance of passing the exams. We provide BPP text and revision kits, and tutor-written condensed classroom notes focusing on exam topics
  • Add a world-renowned professional body to your CV
    Studying a professional qualification that is respected by employers and recognised by key regulatory and educational authorities around the world
  • Stand out in the competitive job market
    Studying for the ACCA qualification will help you to stand out from other candidates when entering the graduate job market


Find out more about ACCA


ACCA 2019/20 

View the 2019/20 timetable

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Download the 2019/20 Handbook

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept 2019: N40092
Feb 2020: N40093
July 2020:

Duration: 4 months per paper

Start dates:
February (for June exam sittings)
July (for September exam sittings)
September (for December exam sittings)

We do not currently run courses for the March exam sittings.

Location of study: Faculty of Business and Law, Hugh Aston Building

Fees and funding: 
Course prices for Professional level papers - £495* for 50 hours classroom teaching inclusive of textbooks and revision kits. 

*excluding Strategic Business Leader (SBL) which is a day release course costing £595 inclusive of textbooks and revision kits.

Students may also purchase the two day revision courses as a separate package for £200 per subject (this excludes the revision kit which students must buy to attend the course). 

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.


Key facts for international students

This course is not available to international students.

Entry criteria

Students must have attempted all fundamental papers before taking a professional level paper.

Entry is subject to ACCA approval. A mature entry route is available. You are required to check your eligibility by contacting the ACCA directly:

Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessment



Course modules

Exams are held at two stages – fundamental and professional. For part-time students in the UK, the subject schedule optimises choice while discouraging the combination of too many demanding subjects. Exemptions, based upon previous qualifications or experience, are available at the discretion of the ACCA.

We expect to offer the below Strategic Professional papers:

Strategic Professional Level – essentials

  • Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)

Strategic Professional Level – options

  • Advanced Taxation (ATX)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)


Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

Please contact Dawn Davison ACCA programme leader for more details either by email at

Teaching contact hours

For each paper 50 hours classroom time is offered. This is a combination of weekends and evenings or day release courses dependent of the options selected. At the end of the programme there is a two day revision course to practice exam standard questions which is included within the 50 hours classroom time.

The Strategic Business Leader (SBL) paper requires additional teaching so students must be prepared to commit to a weekly day release course.

The ACCA rules prevent students from sitting more than four papers per sitting. Most students sit between one and three papers per sitting depending on work commitments. In deciding on how many papers to study students must ensure that they have sufficient time to complete the personal study part of the course in addition to classroom attendance.


Our Business School is a Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner. 

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the fastest growing, most supportive gateway to your career in accountancy, finance, business and management. The ACCA Qualification will arm you with the skills and experience to build a successful career anywhere in the world. With a strong presence in 180 countries around the world, your skills will be in demand internationally.


Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.


Opportunities and careers

There are many opportunities available for both partly and fully qualified accountants in a range of accounting and finance roles.

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