University of Bolton: Final Year ACCA Programme (Professional Certificate)

InstitutionUniversity of Bolton View institution profile
Department Accountancy View department profile
Telephone 01204 903903
Study type Taught


Looking to become a chartered certified accountant? Completing this ACCA Professional Papers Programme at the University of Bolton will allow you to acquire your ACCA Professional papers in just 18 months (full-time) or 30 months (part-time).

The University of Bolton is proud to be a Gold-status ACCA Approved Learning Partner, and this ACCA Professional Papers Programme provides up to 10 hours’ specialist tuition per week (two three-hour sessions and two two-hour sessions) to help you secure ACCA Professional status.

Each paper is only taught by a subject specialist with a PhD in that area, or a fully qualified CCAB accountant. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from up to 70 hours’ tuition per paper, with timetabled blocks set aside for tuition, revision, question practice and exam technique.

A personal tutor will be available to guide and advise you throughout the programme, with the focus consistently aimed at helping you to acquire the essential techniques needed to pass each exam.

ACCA is one of the world’s pre-eminent accountancy bodies, with members and students in more than 170 countries. If you’ve already successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9, this course will allow you to acquire your ACCA Professional papers in just 18 months (full-time) or 30 months (part-time).

6 course options

Qualification Professional Certificate
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

You should have successfully completed, or been granted exemptions from, ACCA papers F1-F9. Exemptions can also be from undergraduate accounting degree programmes; for instance, graduates of the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Accountancy are granted the maximum nine paper exemptions from the ACCA.

You may be invited into the University for an interview to discuss your career aspirations.

If English isn't your first language you'll also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you don't have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent) by applying for our English Foundation Programme.


To achieve the ACCA Professional level, you’ll need to complete two modules: ‘Essentials’ and ‘Options’. Each module builds on the technical knowledge you already possess. The ‘Essentials’ module involves completing three exam papers; the ‘Options’ module needs two papers to be completed from a choice of four.

For each paper you’re studying, you’ll take part in a weekly three-hour tutorial followed, an hour later, by a question-focused session lasting a further two hours. Full-time students study two papers per semester (10 hours per week), while part-time students study one paper per semester (five hours per week).

You’ll have the chance to benefit from an exam practice session for each paper, with tutors providing prompt feedback on your performance. The final two weeks of the programme for each paper (10 hours) are dedicated towards exam revision and planning.


Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course:

Corporate Governance
Corporate Reporting (UK)
Business Analysis
Advanced Financial Management
Advanced Performance Management
Advanced Taxation
Advanced Audit and Assurance

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