ACCA now offers a range of foundation-level qualifications (FIA – Foundation in accountancy) which provide an excellent starting point for those who may wish to pursue a career in accountancy and become a professional accountant but may not meet the entry requirements to start their studies straight away on the ACCA Qualification.
If anyone is a recent school leaver, have no accounting experience or do not have the required academic standard to begin ACCA then they should start on the FIA route.
The FIA Qualification consist of three modules and a Foundation in Professionalism.
If someone studies for any of Foundation-level qualifications and want a certificate as proof of the exams that they have completed, then he/she are also required to complete Foundations in Professionalism. This is an online, interactive module, designed to help students develop their understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically in the work they carry out.
The candidate can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after completing the exam component of the qualification that he/she is aiming to achieve and will only need to successfully complete the module once, even if a decision is made to complete one or more qualifications.
Once a student completes FIA, he/she will be awarded with Diploma in Accounting and Business Qualification from ACCA, UK.
Foundations in Accountancy offers various entry points, allowing maximum flexibility to select the most appropriate entry route and progression to additional qualifications, based on previous qualifications, experience and future career aspirations.
+2 Passed with below 50% in any individual paper and failing to score 65 in any two of the papers including English and Mathematics/2 A levels.