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PCD is now offering ACCA Diploma/Exam preparation courses

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Get Diploma(s) individually and/or progress to ACCA Qualifications and degrees

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Take tuition with PCD to get confidence to succeed in the ACCA exams

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ACCA CourseThe Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the globally recognized membership body for professional Accountants. It has adopted global standards to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications and build strong professional capacity for people seeking a rewarding career in Accountancy, Finance and Management across Business and Corporate sectors.

The ACCA is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). It has a partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU), offering a BSc (Hons.) in ‘Applied Accounting’ which requires completion of Part 2 of the ACCA qualifications for enrolment and an MBA at University of London with credits from the ACCA qualifications. EU nationals can also benefit from these qualifications as a Public Accountant or Statutory Auditor. In the UK and Ireland, ACCA has statutory monitoring responsibilities in various areas and has launched a range of further qualifications through the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme. 

ACCA Courses Offering by PCD

PCD’s School of Business and Management is offering part-time, intensive, or standard tuition for students sitting the next ACCA examinations to be certified for the following ACCA courses within four levels either individually or package (includes registration and exam fees) with progression opportunities to ACCA Qualifications and Degrees:

Applied Knowledge Level

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business  (RQF Level 4 equivalent to HND/1st year of a degree and Irish NFQ Level 6)

This ACCA Diploma is awarded on the completion of the exams (For course details: Click here):

  • Business and Technology (FBT)                          
  • Financial Accounting (FFA)                                    
  • Management Accounting (FMA)                        
  • Foundations in Professionalism (online module, not applicable if already taken before).

This diploma is appropriate for those aiming to work or already working in the following types of roles: (i) Basic bookkeeping, (ii) Trainee accountant in a commercial organisation or accounting practice, (iii) Accounts clerk in public sector.         APPLY NOW

Students may take diploma in Accounting and Business either individually or all plus 2 out of 4 foundation courses below to be a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) or progress to ACCA Qualifications and degree programmes. 

Applied Skills Level

Once a student has passed three exams within Applied Knowledge Level, or gained exemptions from through relevant study/completed certain degrees, s/he can progress onto ACCA Skills level. The Applied Skill level in the ACCA qualification comprises six modules and exams. For more information: Click here

  1. Foundations in Audit (FAU)                              
  2. Foundations in Financial Management (FFM)               
  3. Foundations in Taxation (FTX)       
  4.  Performance Management (PM)         
  5. Audit and Assurance (AA)                                
  6. Financial Reporting (FR)                                                     APPLY NOW

Strategic Professional Level

This is the final level of the ACCA qualification to be a Chartered Certified Accountant. This is open to a student who has passed relevant ACCA exams or who has a relevant degree/masters.
  •  Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  •  Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)


  • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • Advanced Performance Management ((APM)
  • Advanced Taxation (ATX)
  • Advanced Audit & Assurance (AAA)

Students must sit the essential paper and then choose two papers from the options.  APPLY NOW

Foundation Level

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2 equivalent to GSCE and Irish NFQ Level 4)

This ACCA diploma is awarded on the completion of exams (For course details: Click here)

This diploma is appropriate for those aiming to work or already working in: (i) a junior accounts clerk/junior bookkeeper role in an SME, (ii) a range of junior accounting administration roles within an accounting department of a larger organisation or financial shared service centre. APPLY NOW

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3 equivalent to ‘A’ and Irish NFQ Level 5)

This ACCA Diploma is awarded on the completion of the following exams (For course details: Click here):

  • Maintaining Financial Records (FA2)                  
  • Managing Costs and Finance (MA2)                  
  • Foundations in Professionalism (online module, not applicable if already taken before).

This diploma is appropriate for those aiming to work or already working in: (i) Accounting administration roles in SME or large enterprises in private practice, the corporate or public sectors, (ii) Various roles in financial or cost and management accounting within an accounting department of a larger organisation or in financial shared services or Global Business Services (GBS) centres. APPLY NOW

A. To be a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

ACCA has retained the CAT Qualification as part of the foundation level qualifications. In order to obtain the Qualification, students will need to complete the following:

  • FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2, FBT, FFA and FMA exams.
  • Two of the three specialist exams: (FAU) ,(FFM), (FTX).
  • and practical experience for 12 months and Foundations in Professionalism (online module, not applicable if already taken before during the completion of any ACCA diploma).

        Students completing the CAT Qualification can claim exemption from exams FA1, MA1, FA2 and MA2 based on practical experience.

B. To have ACCA Qualifications (Chartered Certified Accountant with opportunities to have graduate/post-graduate degree)

Either on completion of the Applied Knowledge Level or CAT Qualification, students may then progress onto the ACCA Qualification by starting at the Applied Skills Level exams and undergarduate study together at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

The four essentials competences and one year’s work experience gained to achieve the CAT Qualification towards the three years’ work experience and 9 performance objectives include completion of Startegic Professional Level required for the ACCA Qualification will be credited. The credits of ACCA Qualification will be counted to complete Masters programme at University of London.

Entry requirements for tuition with PCD

PCD is currently offering Foundation level to Strategic Prossesional Level courses for progression to ACCA Qualifications. The Foundation courses are perfect for students who are new to Accountancy or who are working in Finance with no existing qualifications. Certificates and Diplomas will be issued by the ACCA at all appropriate stages of learning and after examinations.  For further information and exemptions, check out the following ACCA links: Click here

Minimum entrance requirements: Click here

Exemptions: Students with relevant qualifications from a recognised institution may be eligible to claim exemption from papers within ‘Foundations in Accountancy’. Students who choose to do the ‘Introductory Certificate’ qualification may be eligible to claim exemptions from some or all of the papers within the introductory ‘Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting’, based on relevant practical experience. For more information, click here  


Why should you take ACCA courses with PCD?


  • Classes are offered as Face-to-face, Virtual Interactive Live or Blended Learning options, in order to prevent students from falling behind in their progress if they miss classes.
  • Up-to-date course materials and reasonable prices for Intake, Re-intake and Revision.
  • Follows ACCA standards and guidelines in order to prepare students for the examination requirements and beyond.
  • Highly educated staff, including a Chartered Accountant and experienced tutors/professionals who will provide tuition support throughout the study period and beyond.
  • Provision of speciality and concise notes from the tutors.
  • Tutors will assist students with practising answers to previous examinations and will provide mock-up tests.
  • Convenient flexible, intensive and standard tuition options.