Accountancy professional qualification

ACCA Applied Knowledge

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The ACCA Applied Knowledge level is the first part of the full ACCA qualification. This acts as a basis and introduction to the fundamentals of accounting, giving you a solid foundation in the role accounting plays in an organisation.

The ACCA provide an accounting qualification with a strong focus on professional values, ethics, and governance, achieving the full ACCA qualification is ideal for those with a strong interest in tax and audit. This course helps learners begin their journey at their own pace and with continued support from an experience tutor.

The ACCA Applied Knowledge course allows you to develop your accounting career, as you develop an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting, tax, and auditing. On completion of this course, you can progress into more senior roles, gain greater responsibility, whilst improving your ability. You will also be able to further your learning and experience.

Topics covered:

  • Unit BT: Business and Technology
  • Unit MA: Management Accounting
  • Unit FA: Financial Accounting

At a glance

Relevant to

Those looking to advance their accounting careers

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs and 2 A levels (or equivalent), including maths and English

Professional Qualification


Professional Qualification


ACCA Applied Knowledge

Level 4


Level 4


Virtual delivery


12 – 24 months





£525 per paper

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Programme outcomes

For employers

Organisations will have an experienced and trained individual with the ability to carry out basic accounting and auditing tasks for the business in an ethical manner. Learners will understand how accounting fits into organisations and how businesses operate, helping to apply their learning to their current and future roles. Organisations can place their professionals on this course as a means of refreshing their basic skills and knowledge, allowing employees to learn at their own pace.

For learners

This course will support leaners in gaining an understanding of what a management accountant is and understand basic costing principles. You will also learn how to do basic double entry bookkeeping to produce a set of financial statement. Upon completing the ACCA strategic professional level, you will qualify for membership with ACCA. You will also be eligible for roles such as a Personal Banker or Financial Analyst.

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Learning journey overview

Your professional qualification with Babington will include:

  • Unit BT: Business and Technology
  • Unit MA: Management Accounting
  • Unit FA: Financial Accounting

  • During this ACCA course you will be assessed through computer-based exams sat at an ACCA approved centre with quarterly exam windows

Course highlights

  • Personal study plan
  • Self-grading activities
  • Downloadable revision materials
  • Practice & mock exams
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  • Flexible online start
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
  • Dedicated tutor throughout
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