College of Commerce & Science

Institute of Management Sciences



ACCA Foundation Diploma offers various entry points, allowing maximum flexibility for prospective students to select the most appropriate entry route and progression to additional qualifications, based on their previous qualifications, experience and future career aspirations. It is important to note exams FAB, FMA and FFA within

Route 1: No formal Academic Qualifications

  • There is no formal academic qualifications required.
  • There is also no age requirement should you wish to start the qualification.
  • O-levels, Intermediate or Matriculation students are recommended to pursue their career in accountancy & finance.

Route 2: Entry Requirements for ACCA Qualification
For students who meet the minimum entry requirements to commence the ACCA Qualification i.e. have a minimum of 2 A Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent, they can either register for the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies at the Knowledge modules with F1, F2 and F3; or register on the AFD and complete the Introductory and Intermediate Certificates in Financial and Management Accounting if they prefer to take this route first. ACCA recommends students register directly onto the ACCA Qualification if they meet the minimum entry requirements for the qualification instead of entering the ACCA Qualification via ACCA Foundation Diploma. However, the option is available to those students who wish to obtain additional certificates at introductory and intermediate levels before commencing their studies on the ACCA Qualification.

Optional English and Mathematics Self-Check Modules
ACCA will continue to retain its open entry policy via AFD. However, to assist prospective students in gauging their general level of ability in English and mathematics, ACCA has developed optional self-check modules in English and mathematics. Included within the self-check modules are learning materials and links to other materials to help students improve their English language and mathematics skills which they may wish to complete before embarking on any of ACCA’s qualifications. The self-check modules and recommended tutorial support are optional to complete, the self-check modules are free of charge and can be accessed from the ACCA website.