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ACCA Programme

ACCA Programme

Duration 3 Years (approx)
Start Date November 2023
Programme Leader Dipendra K. Shrestha
Awarded By ACCA Global

About the Course 


The British Professional College, owned by The British College Kathmandu, is the only PLATINUM Status Approved Learning Partner to provide an international college environment for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) course in Nepal. 


The ACCA is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body in the world, with over 536,000 students and 233,000 fully qualified members spread across 179 countries. 


The qualification is designed to teach students the accounting knowledge, skills, and professional values needed to build a successful career across any sector. This global body for professional accountants is the ideal study route for students who are looking to pursue a rewarding career in accountancy, management, or finance - and opens doors to interesting roles all over the world.


At the end of the course, students will graduate with a qualification from a British Chartered body and  join a global network - which will help them to become finance professionals who are sought-after to shape the future of business and accountancy.


Programme Objectives


  • The British Professional College is a PLATINUM Status Approved Learning Partner of ACCA. This is only awarded to institutes that deliver the highest quality of education, reflecting the top-quality tuition that we provide to our students.
  • We offer a University style experience - with extended study hours and revision sessions.
  • Our diverse learning style incorporates classroom lectures, revision classes, and exam technique sessions.
  • We provide mock exams and feedback.
  • We offer opportunities to join our Career and Interpersonal Development Programme.
  • We are a licensed CBE Exam Centre.
  • We provide evening classes and intensive courses as required.

“We believe the best faculty members are the assets and guiding tool for any students to go through exams.”

Requirements to Qualify as an ACCA Member 


  • Complete 13 exams (nine are eligible for exemptions).
  • Gain three years of practical experience.
  • Complete the online Ethics and Professional Skills module.


ACCA Assessments



  • Applied Knowledge: Students are assessed using computer-based testing with multiple-choice/multiple-task questions. Each test typically lasts for 2 hours and they are available to be taken throughout the year. On-demand CBEs allow for flexibility in students' studies as they can sit exams at any time of the year. Results are displayed immediately at the end of the exam and uploaded to the students ACCA account within 72 hours. 


To book an on-demand CBE, students must contact our exam centre directly to arrange a time and date that suits them.



  • Applied Skills and Strategic Professional: Students are assessed through CBE sessions which take place during four exam sessions (March, June, September, and December) and are booked using ACCA's online exam booking system. Depending on the exam, students may be required to use word processing, spreadsheets, and slide presentation tools - in order to enhance their employability skills.



Students sitting exams for these levels will undertake exams at an ACCA venue (remotely invigilated options are also available).


Licensed Computer Based Exam (CBE) Centre


About On-Demand CBE


The British College is an approved Testing Centre for ACCA Computer-Based Exams (CBEs). CBEs are available for BT, MA, FA, LW and FIA papers. CBEs offer flexibility as they can be set at any time and you are not restricted to four ACCA exam sessions.







Flexibility: Students are not restricted to June and December paper-based exam sessions as CBEs can be sat at any time of the year. CBEs also offer flexibility for re-sits which can be taken at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times a student can resit CBEs.


Instant results: The exam results are displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam.


Faster updates: Once the result has been uploaded to the CBE centre it is transferred directly to the student's ACCA account within 72 hours.


HOW DOES CBE Centre Works ?

1. Students locate a CBE centre in their area offering the exam(s) they wish to sit

2. When arranging bookings with the CBE centre, the exams staff will check the identity of the students against their ACCA registration cards and will also check the eligibility of the students to take the exam(s) they wish to sit.

3. Students pay The British College (CBE centre) directly for the exams.

4. Prior to the exam, The British College (CBE centre) will set up time-restricted access to the exams for the students. The exam must be sat on the scheduled date and at the scheduled time.

5. On the day of the exam, the students' identity is checked by the invigilator, further validity and eligibility checks are carried out, and then the invigilator will read out the CBE exam instructions.

6. Upon completion of the exam, the final percentage score is calculated and displayed on the screen.

7. Students are required to print two copies of the Provisional Result Notification; one copy is retained by the CBE centre and the other is for the students' records.




Introductory Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting (FA1 & MA1)

Each exam:
-Two hours long
-Contains 50 questions
-Is out of 100 marks
-Has a pass mark of 50%
-Contains two-mark objective test questions - MCQs only.


Intermediate Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting (FA2 & MA2)


Each exam:

- Two hours long

- Contains 50 questions

- Student is accessed out of 100 marks

- There is a pass mark of 50%

- Contains the following objective test questions: multiple choice questions, multiple response questions, multiple response matching questions, and number entry questions (each worth two marks)


Diploma in Accounting and Business (FBT, FMA & FFA)


Each exam:

- Two hours long
- Contains 50 questions
- Student is accessed out of 100 marks
- There is a pass mark of 50%
- Contains two sections: Section A Objective Test Questions (OTs) and Section B Contains Multi-Task  Questions (MTQs).

Note: The BT, FMA and FFA exams follow the same structure and syllabus as the equivalent ACCA Qualification Exams (BT, MA and FA respectively).


ACCA Qualification Applied Knowledge Exams

Each exam:

- Two hours long

- Contains 50 questions

- Student is accessed out of 100 marks

There is a pass mark of 50%

-Contains two sections. Section A contains Objective Test Questions (OTs) and Section B Contains Multi-Task Questions (MCQs).


Note: The BT, MA and FA exams follow the same structure and syllabus as the equivalent FIA Diploma exams (FBT, FMA and FFA respectively).


ACCA Qualifications: Corporate and Business Law (LW):


Exam Format

The syllabus is assessed by a two-hour examination. The examination consists of:

  • Section A
    - 25 x 2 mark objective test question 50%
    - 20 x 1 mark objective questions 20% 
  • Section B
    -5 x 6 mark multi-task questions 30%
    All questions are compulsory



  • The Introductory and Intermediate Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting exams FA1, MA1, FA2 and MA2 exams will contain the OT questions listed below.  All questions in these papers are worth 2 marks.
  • Multiple choice - where you are required to choose one answer from a list of options by clicking on the appropriate 'radio button'. 
  • Multiple responses - where you are required to select more than one response from the options provided by clicking the appropriate tick boxes (typically choose two options from the given list). 
  • Multiple response matching - where you are required to indicate a response to a number of related statements by clicking on the 'radio button' which corresponds to the appropriate response for each statement. 
  • Number entry - where you are required to key in a numerical response to a question shown on screen.


*The Diploma in Accounting and Business (FBT, FMA & FFA) and ACCA Qualification exams will contain the OTs outlined above in Section A and MTQs in Section B. In Accountant in Business (AB)/FBT only the OTs will be a mixture of 1 mark and 2 mark questions. MCQs are a series of tasks to be completed which relate to one or more scenarios.




Foundations in Accountancy


Computer-Based Examinations (CBEs) are available for the first seven papers (not the options papers) within the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards. All students MUST be registered with ACCA prior to being entered for on-demand CBEs.


The following papers within the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards are available via CBE:

    • FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
    • MA1 Management Information
    • FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
    • MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
    • FBT  Business and Technology 
    • FFA Financial Accounting
    • FMA Management Accounting


ACCA Qualification

Students MUST be registered as ACCA students prior to sitting the following papers by CBE.

  • Business and Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)


Exam Cycles

ACCA runs four exams session a year:

  • March session: 1 Jan - 31 March
  • June session: 1 April - 30 June
  • September session: 1 July - 30 September
  • December session: 1 Oct - 31 December

These sessions are in line with the exemption closing dates


On-demand CBEs and Registration deadlines

Students are not restricted to ACCA exam sessions as On-demand CBEs can be sat at any time of the year. As soon as a student has received confirmation from ACCA that their application has been approved, they may make arrangements to sit CBEs.


Students should arrange their CBEs directly with TBC (CBE centre).



Chakupat Campus Location

Your Future 


Upon completion of the ACCA qualification, students are qualified to work in any sector, both nationally and internationally, in a number of roles including (but not limited to):

  • Auditing
  • Tax Consulting
  • Financial Control
  • Management Accountancy
  • Treasury Consultancy
  • Business Analysis 
  • Entrepreneurship

Entry Requirements


Applied Knowledge Level /FIA :

  • 10+2/SEE (A-C) (in five separate subjects including Mathematics & English)
  • + 2 passes at GCE / VCE A-Level (grades A-E)


Applied Skills Level :

  • FIA/ACCA Applied Knowledge level papers passed or exempted


Strategic Professional Level :

  • ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills level papers passed or exempted




  • IELTS Requirement: Minimum 6.0 or equivalent (with at least 5.5 in each band)



Students who do not have any formal qualifications or do not meet the minimum entry requirements will need to complete:


  • 3 exams – Foundations in Business and Technology (FBT), Management Accounting (FMA) and Financial Accounting (FFA)
  • A professionalism and ethics module called Foundations in Professionalism is also part of completing a Foundation in Accountancy qualification. Once completed, they are eligible to enter directly to the ACCA programme and receive exemptions for the first 3 knowledge modules.

ACCA Papers

Business and Technology (BT)
Management Accounting (MA)
Financial Accounting (FA)
Corporate and Business Law (LW) 

Performance Management (PM)

Taxation (TX)

Financial Reporting (FR)

Audit and Assurance (AA)

Financial Management (FM)

Strategic Professional

Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
Advanced Financial Management (AFM)

Advanced Performance Management (APM)

Advanced Taxation (ATX)

Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)

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