ACCA Orientation Meeting to New students

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Information Meeting for
new ACCA students
Krista Farrugia
BPP Malta
Director of Studies
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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
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ACCA Syllabus – Structure
Fundamentals Level (9 papers)
Skills Module
F9 Financial Management (FM)
F8 Audit & Assurance (AA)
F7 Financial Reporting (FR)
F6 Taxation (TX)
F5 Performance Management (PM)
F4 Corporate & Business Law (CL)
Knowledge Module
F3 Financial Accounting (FA)
F2 Management Accounting (MA)
F1 Accountant in Business (AB)
Entry
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The Fundamentals
level has two
modules –
Knowledge and
Skills.
For certain ACCA
Accredited degrees
full exemption from
the Fundamentals
Level may be
granted.
ACCA Syllabus – Structure
Professional level (5 papers)
Options Module (Any Two)
P7 Adv Audit & Assurance (AAA)
P6 Adv Taxation (ATX)
P5 Adv Performance Management (APM)
P4 Adv Financial Management (AFM)
Essentials Module
P3 Business Analysis (BA)
P2 Corporate Reporting (CR)
P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics (GRE)
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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
 Three local variant papers: F4 Corporate and Business Law (Malta
Variant)
F6 Taxation (Malta Variant)
P6 Advanced Taxation (Malta Variant)
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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
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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
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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.
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Facilities
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Rest rooms
Canteen/common room
Vending machines
Internet facilities – free wifi
After class study room
Computer laboratory
Parking (level -5)
Switch off Mobile Phones
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Academic Expectations - Attendance
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100% attendance
On time
Registers
Absence/illness
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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)
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MyStudy
Online learning resource which brings
the classroom experience to you via online
technology.
 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
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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
Visit: https://learn.bpp.com
Any problems – please follow the link to the
support page
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Virtual Learning Environment
Why have we developed this?
To save you hours of time outside the
classroom when revisiting tricky topics
What’s included?
Online lectures for each
chapter and your Study
Text in an interactive ebook format
How does it work?
Online
support for
your course
You can access the online
learning environment from any
PC* with an internet connection
*Minimum requirements apply
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The online environment is provided at
no additional cost to the classroom course
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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 :
http://specimen.iassess.com/POST/accaq.html
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Questions
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