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BPP University

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA route]

UCAS Code: 4N00

Advanced Diploma - ADV Dip

Entry requirements


Two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent (grade C or above) in five separate subjects, including Maths and English

42%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

18.0months

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Accounting

Our Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance [ACCA route] is the perfect start for future accountants who want to achieve exemptions from ACCA, a globally-recognised qualification. You will study core knowledge that develops the skills to achieve an ACCA qualification. Flexible entry points allow you to join this programme at different stages, provided you have passed or hold exemptions from relevant ACCA Fundamental Level Papers. Successful completion of this course, or completion of the third term alone with exemptions, will earn you an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance. It will also secure your status of being part exam-qualified from the ACCA*.

Modules

Term 1

Accountant in Business (30 credits)
Review business organisations, influences and constraints along with the history and specific functions of accounting financial control

Management Accounting (30 credits)
Discover the nature and purpose of cost and management accounting, while exploring cost accounting and decision making techniques

Financial Accounting (30 credits)
Develop understanding of the context and purpose of financial reporting including double entry, transaction recording, financial statements and more

Term 2

Corporate and Business Law (40 credits)
Develops your skills and knowledge of the general legal framework relating to business

Performance Management (40 credits)
Teaches you how to apply management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information

Taxation (40 credits)
Helps you to develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system, as it applies to individuals and companies.

Term 3

Financial Reporting (40 credits)
Enables you to prepare, present, analyse and interpret financial statements which conform to UK standards

Audit and Assurance (40 credits)
Develops your knowledge and understanding of the process and application of undertaking an audit assurance engagement

Financial Management (40 credits)
Gives you an understanding of what is expected of a financial manager, including issues affecting investment and financing

Assessment methods

Computer-based exams (CBEs) and paper-based examinations (written) depending on modules studied

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,010
for the whole course
England
£8,010
for the whole course
EU
£8,010
for the whole course
International
£8,010
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£8,010
for the whole course
Scotland
£8,010
for the whole course
Wales
£8,010
for the whole course

The Uni


Course locations:

BPP Birmingham

BPP London Shepherd's Bush

BPP Manchester

Department:

School of Business and Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
Accounting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accounting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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