CPD Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

Glasgow Caledonian University


The globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification provides you with transferable skills in accountancy which can be applied across all business sectors as well as providing a pathway to becoming a qualified accountant.

The ACCA is a world-leading international accountancy body, operating in over 170 countries. Its recognition under UK legislation empowers it to regulate its members to undertake statutory audit and to conduct investment business. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status by ACCA. The programme is available on a part-time basis for HNC/HND holders or graduates working in the accounting profession with a flexible structure to suit student and employer needs.

The ACCA qualification has a practical and theoretical focus, providing you with an advanced understanding and specialist knowledge in accountancy. Designed with consideration of the increased focus on professionalism and ethics within accounting, there is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance throughout. Examinations are set and marked by ACCA. Admission to the examinations is limited to registered ACCA students. Exemptions are granted to students with HNC/HND qualifications and recognised degrees.

Entry Requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in people or business-centred subjects or any business subject such as marketing or finance. You must register with the University to study this course. You must also register with ACCA to sit the exams.

Start Date

August, February



Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

3 years


Glasgow School for Business and Society


Finance, Accounting and Risk

SCQF Level