ACCA Applied Knowledge AB-FA (F1-F3)



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Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business (QCF) ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Boost your professional accounting career with an ACCA qualification. If you are currently working in finance and want to become a Charted Certified Accountant, then this course will be the perfect first step. This ACCA online qualification will give you an understanding of standard accountancy practises, reporting systems, how to prepare financial documents and ethics.

This course is designed to give you a strong grounding in the basics of accountancy. The great thing about our online programme, is the live classes with your tutor and weekly progress checks that are tailored to where you are on the course, making these engaging sessions relevant to each stage of your journey and giving you the best possible chance of success in your assessments.

We work hard to create courses which will advance your career whilst being a great study option for you to learn around your work and lifestyle commitments. Also, through AVADO’s pass guarantee, if you don’t pass your exams the first time, you will get access to the online campus and dedicated tutor support for a re-sit, for free.


Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business (QCF) ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business


This qualification consists of first three papers of the full ACCA qualification:

AB: Accountant in Business (F1)

MA: Management Accounting (F2)

FA: Financial Accounting (F3)

This course covers the fundamentals of accounting systems and the financial processes used within businesses, as well as detailing the professional and ethical skills needed within an accountancy practice.

Student Support:

Upon enrolment you will be supported by a personal ACCA tutor, as well as being taught by ACCA experts and accounting professionals. We believe who you learn with can make all the difference. That's why we hand-pick the best tutors to inspire, motivate and support you throughout the course. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help navigate around the platform and any doubts about distance learning at ease.

Financial options:

Choose from a range of flexible payment plans to fit your financial situation. You can split the cost of your course over 12 monthly payments, interest free, which means funding your course is easy and affordable.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for individuals who are currently working in finance and want to become a chartered certified accountant. This qualification will be the perfect first step to give you a solid understanding of accounting practises and well as a solid grounding in the basics of accountancy.


The ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting& Business has the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of three GCSEs and two A Levels in five individual subjects including English and Maths
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • A solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)
  • You must be able to attend all exams at an ACCA Approved centre. Students outside the UK will incur an additional cost for international postage of textbooks.

Unsure whether you meet the requirements? Enquire now and speak to one of our course advisors.

Career path

After completing the ACCA Level 4 Diploma in Accounting & Business you can progress to the next level of the ACCA Qualification which is the Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business. Once you have gained the ACCA Advanced Diploma and demonstrated the required amount of experience, you will be eligible to take the final stage of the ACCA Qualification, the Professional Level (SBR-AAA papers).

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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