ACCA Qualification with The Academy

ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

ACCA is one of the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy bodies. Being around for over 100 years means that ACCA has built a reputation for quality and excellence.

With the strengthening of the code of conduct, regulation and legislation within the finance profession, there is a growing demand for finance people with high standards of expertise and ethics. Therefore, both potential employers and clients are paying increasing attention to these professional qualifications.

The Academy’s ACCA offerings

Benefits of your ACCA studies

  • Know-how which demonstrates that you have reached an industry standard in terms of competence.
  • Networking with other students and members.
  • Continuous development.
  • Unified syllabus updated in close cooperation with employers.
  • Wider competencies in taxation, consulting, strategic planning, general management.
  • Competitiveness in the labour market.

In order to gain the ACCA Qualification and to qualify as an ACCA member, you need to:

  • complete 13 examinations (students holding relevant university degrees may be exempted from up to 9 exams),
  • relevant practical work experience,
  • and the Professional Ethics Module.

Examinations are held in June and December every year. Students are permitted to sit a maximum of 4 examinations per session. Papers AB Accountant in Business, MA Management Accounting,  FA Financial Accounting and LW Corporate and Business Law may be sat at any time during the year as Computer Based Examinations (CBE) and you can sit them in our CBE accredited centres in Bratislava and Košice.

Before applying for ACCA Membership, the Professional Ethics Module must be completed. It is an online training system designed to expose students to a range of ethical perspectives. You receive access to the module once you are eligible to sit paper P1 Professional Accountant. It is highly recommended that student sit the module before or at the same time as their training for the SBL (Strategic Business Leader) examination.

A key component of the ACCA Qualification is gaining relevant practical experience. The ACCA Qualification will prepare you for a challenging and often demanding career as a professional accountant and, like all professions, it is not sufficient to solely rely on theoretical knowledge developed through an exam process to help achieve this.

Students are required to complete 3 years of relevant practice experience to achieve 13 performance objectives (9 Essential objectives and 4 out of 11 options).


Find out more about the syllabus directly on ACCA website. 

How long will it take to Qualify?

It generally takes 4 to 5 years to complete the examinations, together with the Ethics Module and relevant 3 years work experience. It may be possible to finish earlier depending on how many exemptions are granted from your education and if you have already accumulated enough work experience.

How do I register for ACCA?

The first step is the registration with ACCA, which can take place at any time. After submitting all necessary documents about your formal education and claiming exemptions (cca 3 weeks), students can enter the exam. Exams AB, FA, MA, LW is possible to sit any time at our CBE authorised centre

We aim to provide the flexibility of a range of options for students to suit their needs. You can choose from the following 3 key study options for ACCA Qualification.

1. ACCA Success - full time study 

ACCA Success is a winning combination of a guided home study and intensive focused block course developed by The Academy.

It is designed to give our students the best possible chances of passing all of their examinations on the first attempt. Our results prove that it works.

Scheduling study time matters and that is why we give you a study plan and interactive study support to help you prepare outside of the course time. Except of printed text book and exam kit we will also provide you course notes written by our tutors, electronic versions of study materials and an interactive e-learning programme.

Even though we emphasise continuous learning, we understand that you will focus your studies especially in the weeks preceding the exam. That is exactly when the block courses will be run and by the time you sit in the examination room, you will still have all the tutors’ tips fresh in your mind.

After the courses, our tutors will make sure you revise efficiently. How? At the end of the course you will sit a mock exam and the tutors will give you detailed feedback on what areas need more focus. You will also receive useful tips and last-minute advice.

2. WebEx Live Online – e-learning with virtuall courses

  • Complete learning set of materials by LSBF
  • 2 days weekend virtuall course (WebEx) focused on practicing of questions and exam technique
  • Opportunity to ask questions in real time
  • Top Academy tutors
  • Video tutorials, on-line study materials, selected key topics - video, audio, multiple-questions and articles, expert tutor support
  • Access to application and e-books for your smart phone or tablet
  • Great choice to deal with time and budget constraints, excellent option for resiters

3. Home Study Premium Option

  • Complete learning set of materials by LSBF
  • Video tutorials, on-line study materials, selected key topics - video, audio, multiple-questions and articles, technical articles, progress tests
  • Access to application and e-books for your smart phone or tablet
  • The opoportunity to study with your own speed in your free time

Based on our experience, we have selected optimal number of training days for individual courses to prepare you adequately to pass the exam. We organise ACCA preparatory courses in Bratislava. At the same time we offer you the opportunity to participate in any of ACCA courses in the CEE countries.

Full course price includes the complete set of LSBF study materials: Study Text, Exam Kit, EN-gage online learning and testing plus pocket notes.

ACCA currently offers to sit all paper-based exams from PM and above 4 times per year. Computer based exams can be sit anytime throughout a year at our accredited CBE Center.

Preparatory courses run twice a year:

  • from March to May for June/September exams
  • from September to November for December/March exams

Accredited Centres of The Academy for Computer Based Exams (CBE) are in Bratislava and Košice.

The following exams can be taken via a computer:

FA1 Recording Financial Transaction
MA1 Management Information
FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
MA2 Managing Costs and Finances
AB Accountant in Business
MA Management Accounting
FA Financial Accounting
LW Corporate and Business Law

The dedicated and experienced Academy team is always available to deal with all your inquires or concerns. The support service is free for all Academy students and includes mostly:

  • Registering students for relevant exams/re-sits or providing a detailed guide on how to register
  • Dealing with any queries on exemptions/exam entry issues with ACCA
  • Providing advice on e-learning support – testing and assessments
  • Receiving and distributing exam results from ACCA to students
  • Registering and providing Computer Based Testing
  • Producing a summary of results and analysis for management
  • Sending study plans/timetables and joining instructions to students

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