About ACCA Foundation in Accountancy - FIA

ACCA Foundation Diploma is designed for those students who do not have a university Bachelors Degree or A Level completed.  
In this case they must first complete seven papers from ACCA Foundation Diploma and then move on to ACCA Professional Qualification.

 Completing Foundation diploma seven papers takes approximately fifteen months.  However, the benefit is that when you start your 
ACCA after completing Foundation Diploma you get three papers exempted from ACCA Professional Qualification this means that 
instead of passing thirteen ACCA exams you only need to pass ten ACCA exams.  

After Foundation Diploma, three exempted papers from ACCA are BT, MA and FA.

ACCA Foundation Diploma Courses

1. ACCA FA1 - Recording Financial Transactions
2. ACCA MA1 - Management Information
3. ACCA FA2 - Maintaining Financial Records
4. ACCA MA2 - Managing Costs and Finance
5. ACCA FBT - Foundation in Business and Technology
6. ACCA FMA - Management Accounting
7. ACCA FFA - Financial Accounting

Our courses include detailed syllabus coverage, exam practice question videos, short notes, online quizzes PLUS Active Tutor Support until your exam day. 

You can enroll in any INDIVIDUAL Foundation course or you can buy First FOUR Courses  Foundation Pack or ALL Seven Courses Foundation Pack.

Foundation Packs are more suitable for students who want to go fast, complete earlier and spend less money.
- Indiviual Courses have four months access plus tutor support
- Four Courses Pack has nine months access plus tutor support
- Seven Courses Pack has one year access plus tutor support

If you are new to ACCA then there must be many questions in your mind that need answers.  We have collected some frequently asked questions below to answer your querries.  If you still have any other question you can send us an email for further information or to book an online meeting.  Please send email at [email protected]

If you have three O Levels or Matriculation or Intermediate then you can start your journey towards ACCA membership with Foundation Diploma in Accountancy known as FIA , a fast track to ACCA qualification. After completing FIA Diploma , you will continue ACCA Qualification from level 2 of ACCA.

There are seven courses in total
- FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
- MA1 Management Information
- FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
- MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
- F1 B&T Business and Technology
- F2 FMA Foundation in Management Accounting
- F3 FFA. Foundation in Financial Accounting

Yes, you will get exemption for FA1 and FA2.

Once you have completed the Foundation Diploma, you will be automatically transferred to the ACCA Qualification and given exemption from the first three exams of knowledge level of ACCA (F1, F2 and F3) that you would have passed in FIA.

You can start your registration anytime at your ease. After applying for your registration , you should keep studying. Your application will take approximately ten days to process.

To register for the Foundation Diploma you will need to start your online application on ACCA website. You will need to select 'Foundations in Accountancy' during the application process. You will need to pay an initial registration fee when you apply.
You will also need to pay an annual subscription fee each year to keep your student status active.
 
You can request to VERTEX LEARNING assist you with the application process

There’s no time limit on completing the exams so you really can fit studying around your work and personal life.
Students normally complete each exam in 2 and half months.

You can book your exam after you are done with preparationt. Make sure to have an active registered account with ACCA.

Computer-based exams (CBEs) are held for Foundation diploma. You can sit these at any time of the year. Simply find a CBE centre and pay them directly to book your exam you wish to sit.

It is suggested that students who do not have any prior accountancy knowledge start at the Introductory Certificate (FA1/MA1). Therefore, ACCA strongly recommends students take FA1 and MA1 before moving onto FA2 and MA2, and finally to B&T, FMA and FFA.

: There are 2 categories of fee Registration fee :

This is paid once at the time of online registration. It differs from country to country.

Minimum registration fee is 45 GBP ( British pounds) and ranges upto 79 GBP.
Annual subscription fee : This is paid each year to keep registration status active.

Currently anyal subscription fee is 112 GBP. Note : Annual subscription fee is reduced in the year of registration.

Fee can be submitted by an active debit / credit open for international transaction. We at Vertex can also arrange fee transfer for registration purpose .  VERTEX LEARNING can assit with online payments.

Tuition fee for exam preparation varies from institute to institute.  Vertex Learning charges fee between 40 to 60 USD per course.