ACCA Fundamentals – Applied Knowledge

Course code: EXP037

Work towards your ACCA qualification and membership with this ACCA Fundamentals Applied Knowledge package.

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This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

This course comprises of 3 modules:

  • Business and Technology (F1)
  • Management Accounting (F2)
  • Financial Accounting (F3)

This package contains 3 of the 13 modules you will need to complete in order to fully qualify as an ACCA member.

Read our guide to the ACCA course and modules.

Course Duration

Varies depending on enrolment date.

Course Outcome

Upon completion of your exams and the Foundations in Professionalism module, you will receive an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4).

Entry Requirements

In order to study this course, you will need three GCSEs (grades 1-6/A-C) and two A Levels (grades A-E) in five separate subjects, including Maths and English.


A mixture of progress tests and mock exams to prepare you for your exam.

Course content

ACCA Business and Technology – ACCA AB F1

  • The business organisation, its stakeholders and the external environment
  • Business organisational structure, functions and governance
  • Accounting and reporting systems, controls and compliance
  • Leading and managing individuals and teams
  • Personal effectiveness and communication
  • Professional ethics in accounting and business

ACCA Management Accounting Module – ACCA MA F2

  • The nature, source and purpose of management information
  • Data analysis and statistical techniques
  • Cost accounting techniques
  • Budgeting
  • Standard costing
  • Performance measurement

ACCA Financial Accounting Module – ACCA FA F3

  • The context and purpose of financial reporting
  • The qualitative characteristics of financial information
  • The use of double-entry and accounting systems
  • Recording transactions and events
  • Preparing a trial balance
  • Preparing basic financial statements
  • Preparing simple consolidated financial statements
  • Interpretation of financial statements
Extra info


During this course you will complete a number of progress tests and mock exams in preparation for your exams. You will need to sit an exam at the end of each module in order to achieve a pass.

Exams are not included in the cost of this course. You will need to book your exams directly with ACCA.

Course duration

Course duration varies for each module depending on enrolment date.

Study method

This course is offered on a distance learning basis, with access to required study materials and unlimited support from your personal tutor via email. Study at your own pace, wherever and whenever you choose.

Course outcome

On successful completion of your exams and the Foundations in Professionalism module you will achieve an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4). This pass will count towards your overall ACCA membership.

Awarding body

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a global body for professional accountants. It is currently the world’s largest accountancy body, with nearly 700,000 members and students in 180 countries.

With a network of 83 offices and active centres around the world, the ACCA also have 57 global accountancy partnerships. Within Europe they are a recognised supervisory body for the purposes of licensing auditors and finance professionals in the European Union.


You will need three GCSEs (grades 1-6/A-C) and two A Levels (grades A-E) in five separate subjects, including Maths and English.

Equivalent qualifications may be accepted. Further information on these can be found on the ACCA website.

To complete the full ACCA qualification, you will need to complete a total of 36 month’s work experience in a relevant accounting or finance role. This work will need to be supervised and signed off by a practical experience supervisor. 

You can start your work experience at any time and can continue gaining experience after completion of your exams.

There may be exemptions depending on what qualifications you already have. To find out if you are eligible to claim for an exemption use the ACCA exemptions calculator.

Students will be required to pay a fee for each exam exemption, these can only be awarded by ACCA directly. 

  • Online learning platform
  • Video tutorials and webinars
  • Exam kit and progress tests
  • Personal study plan
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card

Registration fees and exams are not included in the cost of this course. You will need to book and pay for these directly with ACCA.

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