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Information Meeting for new ACCA students. Krista Farrugia BPP Malta Director of Studies. Why choose ACCA?. On completion, qualifying as both MIA and ACCA – two qualifications in one Enables you to become a Chartered Certified Accountant Opportunities at the highest levels of business

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information meeting for new acca students

Information Meeting for new ACCA students

Krista Farrugia

BPP Malta

Director of Studies

why choose acca
Why choose ACCA?
  • On completion, qualifying as both MIA and ACCA – two qualifications in one
  • Enables you to become a Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Opportunities at the highest levels of business
  • Strong recognition worldwide
  • Opportunities for students to cross boundaries
  • Supports your lifelong career and development needs
acca syllabus structure
ACCA Syllabus – Structure

Fundamentals Level (9 papers)


The Fundamentals level has two modules – Knowledge and Skills.

For certain ACCA Accredited degrees full exemption from the Fundamentals Level may be granted.

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ACCA Syllabus – Structure

Professional level (5 papers)

The Professional level is divided into two modules – Essentials and Options.

Professional Level exams are three hours long and are paper-based.

local variant papers
Local Variant Papers
  • Three local variant papers: -
    • F4 Corporate and Business Law (Malta Variant)
    • F6 Taxation (Malta Variant)
    • P6 Advanced Taxation (Malta Variant)
the process
The Process
  • Modules must be sat in the following order: Knowledge, Skills, Essentials and Options.
  • Up to four exams may be taken at any sitting and exams may be taken in any order.
  • Knowledge module exams are two hours long and can be sat as computer or paper-based exams.
  • The Skills module and all Professional Level exams are three hours long and are paper-based.
  • As from December 2014 the examination of F4 will be of 2 hours duration
professional ethics course
Professional Ethics Course
  • Must be completed before finally applying for membership
  • Available online, on CD-ROM or paper-based
  • Made available once eligible to take P1 (Governance )
  • Best taken when – or before – sitting P1
course administration
Course Administration
  • Start and finish times
  • Breaks
  • Daily attendance register
  • Mix & Match - If you can’t make one of the course dates, you must contact Customer Services to check on availability of a different session.
  • Rest rooms
  • Canteen/common room
  • Vendingmachines
  • Internet facilities – free wifi
  • After class study room
  • Computer laboratory
  • Parking (level -5)

Switch off Mobile Phones

academic expectations attendance
Academic Expectations - Attendance
  • 100% attendance
  • On time
  • Registers
  • Absence/illness
classroom tuition and study support
Classroom Tuition and study support

Classroom tuition and course notes

          • Focussed on target knowledge
          • What you need to know to pass the exam

Study Support

    • Home study is vital
    • Comprehensive guidance provided in end of day checkpoints, including recommended exam standard question practice
  • Virtual learning environment (see next slide)

Online learning resource which brings

the classroom experience to you via online


  • A comprehensive collection of classroom recordings for every session.
  • Interactive versions of key study materials.
  • Additional testing facilities.
  • Offered with every Classroom course at no additional charge
virtual learning environment how to get access
Virtual Learning Environment - How to get access

Existing students – added on

Your new course will be added to your existing Learning Plan – log-in details remain unchanged.

New students – will be emailed


Any problems – please follow the link to the support page

virtual learning environment
Virtual Learning Environment

Why have we developed this?

To save you hours of time outside the classroom when revisiting tricky topics

Online support for your course

How does it work?

You can access the online learning environment from any PC* with an internet connection

*Minimum requirements apply

What’s included?

Online lectures for each chapter and your Study Text in an interactive e-book format

How much does it cost?

Nothing! The online environment is provided at no additional cost to the classroom course

course exams
Course Exams
  • Two course exams included with each Introductory course
  • Students will be able to sit for Course exam 1 half way through the Introductory course and Course exam 2 at the end of the Introductory course
  • Course exam 1 & 2 will be self corrected
  • Copy of suggested solutions will be distributed to students on presentation of attempted script
  • The above does not apply to F1, F2, F3
mock exams
Mock Exams
  • A Mock Exam is offered free of charge to all students who have booked on both an Introductory and Revision course combined and also Integrated courses
  • This service is also offered to students who book on an Introductory Course or a Revision course at a fee of €10 per paper
  • Students who have not booked a course with BPP may also sit for mock exams at a fee of €20 per exam
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Mock Exams
  • F1/FAB, F2/FMA, F3/FFA are self corrected
  • All other papers are corrected by the lecturer
  • Copy of suggested solutions will be distributed after the mock exam
pass assurance scheme f4 p7
Pass Assurance Scheme (F4 –P7)

You must:

  • Book on both a taught course and a revision course.
  • Attend all classes (on time).
  • Attempt course exam 2
  • Attempt mock exam and score at least 30%.

E.g.: If you fail the exam in June and qualify for Pass Assurance Scheme you can attend the next retake revision course free of charge

choosing a classroom course
Choosing a Classroom Course
  • When you book an Introductory Course with BPP, you will receive:
    • Quality tutor contact
    • Targeted, specially written course notes
    • BPP Study Text for reference support
    • BPP Passcards
    • Two course exams (excluding F1,F2 and F3)
    • MyStudy
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Choosing a Classroom Course
  • When you book a Revision Course with BPP, you will receive:
    • Quality tutor contact
    • Targeted, specially written revision notes (excluding F1, F2 and F3)
    • BPP Revision Kit – a source of exam standard questions and answers
    • MyStudy
bsc hons in applied accounting
BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting
  • Partnership between ACCA and Oxford Brookes University
  • Indicate on the initial registration form
  • Submit a Research and Analysis Project (not exceeding 7000 words) and a Key Skills Statement (not exceeding 2000 words)
fees for 2014
Fees for 2014
  • Registration Fee
    • ACCA: Stg. 81
    • MIA: €62 (subject to change)
  • Annual Subscription (payable by not later than 1 January following date of registration)
    • ACCA: Stg.81
    • MIA: €62 (subject to change)
cbe examinations
CBE Examinations
  • Available for all Knowledge module papers (F1/FAB, F2/FFA, F3/FFA)
  • Flexible – instant results and not limited to the June and December paper based exam session
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CBE Examinations
  • Type of questions :
  • Objective test questions – short questions
  • Multi task questions – MCQs, multiple response, multiple response matching, number entry, hotshots and gapfill questions
  • CBE Specimen paper may be found on the ACCA website :

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CBE Examinations
  • Computer based examinations are automatically generated so that each candidate gets a different set of questions
  • the written exam is made up of a pre-selected set of questions
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CBE Examinations
  • Students registered under the FIA/MIA qualification must achieve FAB, FMA and FFA before transferring to the ACCA/MIA professional Joint Scheme
  • Students who achieve F1/FAB, F2/FMA and F3/FFA and complete the Foundations in Professionalism (FIP) Module will be awarded the Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • Students to opt for F3(INT)
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CBE Examinations
  • BPP is an Licenced CBE Centre
  • Held over a period of approximately 4 weeks
  • Applications must be submitted by not later than 3 days prior to the selected exam dates directly to BPP
  • CBEs sat between 1 February and 31 July count towards the June exam session
  • CBEs sat between 1 August and 31 January count towards the December exam session
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CBE Examinations
  • 2014 Fees for CBEs:
  • €75 per paper (subject to change) for students who have booked an Integrated Course with BPP
  • €90 per paper (subject to change) for students who have not booked a course with BPP
paper based exam exemptions deadlines
Paper based Exam/Exemptions deadlines
  • For the June examinations
    • 8 March – Early
    • 8 April – Standard
    • 8 May - Late
  • For the December examinations
  • 8 September – Early
  • 8 October – Standard
  • 8 November - Late
examination fees for 2014
Examination Fees for 2014
  • Knowledge
  • Early Stg. 69 per exam
  • Standard Stg 74 per exam
  • Late Stg 225 per exam
  • Skills
  • Early Stg. 87 per exam
  • Standard Stg. 93 per exam
  • Late Stg. 245 per exam
  • Professional
  • Early Stg. 100 per exam
  • Standard Stg 108 per exam
  • Late Stg. 259 per exam
online classroom ocr
Online Classroom (OCR)
  • Flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you
  • Online and physical materials including comprehensive classroom recordings and BPP course notes
  • Online tutor and classmates
  • Add on a Face to Face revision course and get a 25% discount if booked together with an online classroom course
  • Does not apply for local variants F4,F6 and P6
supportive tutors
Supportive tutors
  • Our tutors are qualified accountants/specialists, who can appreciate and empathise with what you are going through.
  • Regular progress tests are used to ensure that your tutor can monitor your progress.
  • We operate an open door policy as BPP believes that our tutors are there to help you pass exams.
student services
Student Services
  • BPP will support you from your initial enquiry right through to passing your final exam.
  • We have a dedicated and well-trained student services team who can answer your questions and help attend to any problems.