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About the course

Solent has over twenty-five years’ experience of delivering ACCA and other professional body courses and expert tutors with professional qualifications and personal industry experience.

This course provides specialist tuition in the principles and values of accounting, specifically designed to prepare you for your Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification exams.

You’ll build the accountancy skills and knowledge necessary for professional practice in a wide range of businesses and sectors, boosting your employability.

With 42 hours (63 hours for Strategic Business Leadership module) in the classroom per module and work to be completed in your own time, you’ll be taught by highly regarded lecturers with experience in the profession. You will also be able to take advantage of the University’s wide range of facilities and services, including our extensive library.

Please note you must ensure you have contacted ACCA and completed the necessary registration forms before beginning this course.


This course has been accredited by a professional body.
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After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.
Further studies
You can study this course part-time.
Part time option

City-centre campus, with great culture, shopping and sport within easy reach in an ideal central south-coast location, with fast access to London

What does this course lead to?

As a member of the association you can use the letters ACCA or FCCA after your name (depending on your grade of membership), and will be able to work in all areas of the profession, from public practice or industry to central or local government. An ACCA member is qualified to hold the position of company secretary for a public limited company.

Who is this course for?

The ACCA qualification is internationally recognised and is a must for those wishing to gain chartered certified accountant status.

The part-time study option allows students to fit their studies around their work commitments and is therefore ideal for those currently working in accounting roles and who wish to develop their career.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The 2019/20 fees are:

Each unit is £560 per paper, with the exception of the Strategic Business Leader unit which is £840 (based on 63 hours teaching).

Membership and exam fees can be found on the ACCA website.

For further information, please visit our tuition fees page.

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Key entry requirements

    Applicants must have exemption from the applied knowledge papers.

    To check if your qualifications meet the minimum entry requirements, please read the minimum entry criteria document on the ACCA website: 

    You must be registered with ACCA before commencement of the course.

    If you have a relevant degree from a university accredited by ACCA, you may be eligible to claim exemption from sitting some exams. As we offer teaching from applied skills onwards of the ACCA syllabus, you must ensure you have already completed (or are exempt from) the applied knowledge papers. 

    You can check if you are exempt from any units by using ACCA’s exemptions enquiry database.

    International and EU students 

    The University is unable to support applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa to study on this course.

Study location

East Park Terrace

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team: 023 8201 5066

How to apply

To apply for this course, please click the link below. If you have any questions about your application please email our admissions team.

Apply for ACCA part-time (September 2019 entry)

What you'll study

ACCA applied skills units (compulsory):

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management

ACCA strategic professional units (2 compulsory modules and 2 option modules):

Core units
  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Strategic Business Reporting

Two options, from:

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.


Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Vivienne Prudden academic profile Vivienne Prudden Course Leader View profile
Ali Farhat academic profile Ali Farhat Senior Lecturer View profile
David Collinson academic profile David Collinson Senior Lecturer View profile
Gill Cashell academic profile Gill Cashell Senior Lecturer View profile
Brenda Short academic profile Brenda Short Associate Lecturer View profile
Um-Kulsum Deader academic profile Um-Kulsum Deader Associate Lecturer View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


We provide a stimulating learning environment and access to state-of-the-art resources to help you make the most of your time with us. Flexible spaces, Wi-Fi facilities and learning zones all contribute to our lively and contemporary study environment at Solent.

Students have access to a collaborative online learning environment, mock exams, support and discussions and this course is competitively priced for face-to-face tuition.

Your future

The ACCA qualification is a wide-ranging professional qualification from the global body for professional accountants, and the largest accountancy body in the UK. ACCA has approximately 147,000 members worldwide, and 424,000 students in 170 countries. 

If you’re interested in taking your studies further the University offers a range of master’s degrees, including an MBA.

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