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ACCA Applied Knowledge - Distance Learning

Ideal if you’re looking to become a chartered accountant, or work in an accountancy, audit or tax firm.

Kaplan Financial


£299 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
12 months
Level 7 Certificate
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  • Tutor is available to students

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ACCA qualification is made up of three levels.

The Applied Knowledge level helps you understand the role of accounting in the business environment, and develop the practical skills and techniques expected of an accountant working in business. You can complete Applied Knowledge in six to 12 months.

  • Our ACCA courses are designed and taught by tutors who draw upon extensive industry experience.
  • As a Platinum Approved Learning Partner & Approved Content Provider, we offer the highest standard of tuition and support materials approved by the ACCA.
  • With proven pass rates of up to 100%, you can be confident of exam success.*

We are the UK's largest accountancy training provider. In 2014, over 45,000 students trusted us with their studies.


Level 7 Certificate


Kaplan's Distance Learning courses allow you to study the course at home in your own time. Kaplan offer 3 course types – Standard, Standard Plus & Premier. All benefit from:

  • Working through recorded lectures, with regular question and answer tests with feedback.
  • All ACCA Approved printed study materials delivered by post to supplement your online learning - including Study Text, Revision Kit & Pocket Notes relevant to your level.
  • Tutor support by phone or email available until 10pm on weekdays and 6:30pm on weekends. No other tuition provider offers this level of coverage.
  • Pass Guarantee - peace of mind if you do fail your exam. We'll continue to provide tutor support until you pass**.
  • Mock exams and practice tests - check your progress with online tests, then practice exam technique with a mock exam. Identify areas for improvement with our instant feedback.

* *Based on ACCA P4, P5, F6, F8, P7, F4, P3, P1 papers for part-time students across 12 Kaplan UK Centres, at the June 2015 sitting.

** Terms and conditions apply. See our website for details

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Tutor support available until 10pm by phone or email

Apprenticeship placements also available

Who is this course for?

ACCA is ideal for those who would like a career in accountancy or finance, or wish to become a Chartered Accountant.


If you have an accountancy or finance degree, or are AAT qualified, you will be able to start the ACCA full qualification. If you are brand new to accountancy, but have the equivalent of 2 A-Levels or 3 GCSE’s you can start on ACCA Knowledge, before progressing onto the full qualification.

Career path

The ACCA qualification opens up many career opportunities, from working for a global accountancy firm, to being in banking, external auditing or corporate finance.

Upon full qualification, ACCA members can expect their salary to increase significantly, with newly qualified members earning up to £40,000 plus benefits in the UK.

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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.

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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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.