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Preparatory Course for ACCA

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Introduction to ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

In order to become a qualified accountant and use the designatory letters "ACCA" after your name, you need to complete:

  • 14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption)
  • 3 years’ relevant practical experience requirements
  • A Professional Ethics module

You have the opportunity to gain a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University upon part completion of the ACCA Qualification exams*.

* Terms and conditions apply.

Why Study with Kaplan?

  • Platinum ACCA Approved Learning Partner
  • Consistently producing ACCA Prize Winners
  • Thousands of students have gone through our doors
  • Voted #1 Private Education Institution for Professional Certification, Short Courses and Workshops for 4 consecutive years*
    Voted Top 3 Private School in Singapore (2013 to 2016)**

* JobsCentral Learning Rankings and Survey 2010/11- 2013/14
** AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards.

Entry Criteria

You need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • You must be 18 years old and above
  • Minimum 2 GCE ‘A’ Level and 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits in English and Mathematics or
  • 3 LCCI Higher Level passes (individual passes or diploma) and 2 LCCI Intermediate Level passes in Book-keeping and English for Commerce with 2 GCE ‘O’ Level credits in English and Mathematics. All five subjects must be distinct (different) subjects or
  • Polytechnic Diplomas and recognised University degree or
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification
  • FIA Diploma in Accounting and Business

Registration

The easiest and quickest way to apply for your ACCA membership is through ACCA's online portal. There are many benefits if you do. You can:

  • Upload all your supporting documentation, saving time and postage cost
  • Apply Online for any of ACCA's range of qualifications
  • Plan ahead and enter for your exams at the same time, saving you time and money
  • Claim provisional exemptions so you know at which level you can start your studies, immediately after completing your application
  • Track your application on myACCA

ACCA Membership Fees

The following fees apply from 9 November 2014 (and are subject to change without written notice):

ACCA Qualification Price
Initial registration £79
Annual subscription £83
Re-registration fee £79

Promotions and Discounts (for Local Students)

Early bird discounts of up to 25% is available to students who enrol for F1 to F3 papers by 31 December 2016 and other papers by 20 January 2017.

Single Intake Enrolment

  Public SAFRA Members Resit Candidates
1 Paper 5% 5% 20%
2 Papers 15% +5%** 20%
3 Papers or more 20% 20% 20%

** SAFRA cardholders are eligible for an additional 5% discount on top of the 15% discount when they enroll for 2 papers.
*** Local ACCA Kaplan and non-Kaplan students who wish to resit for the next examinations are eligible for 20% discount upon submission of their past examination results.This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts and promotions.

Simultaneous Intake Promotion*

January & May 2017 Intakes
Discount
1 Paper + 1 Revision Paper 10%
2 Papers + 2 Revision Papers
20%
3 Papers + 3 Revision Papers 25%

* Simultaneous Intake Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with early bird discount.

Enrolment Forms

Download the Enrolment Form for Local Students – January 2017 Intake.

Download the Revision Enrolment Form for Local Students – May 2017 intake.

ACCA Course Materials

Students will receive specially prepared Lecture Notes, Study Texts and Exam Kits* when they enrol for this intake.

Resit candidates who received the 20% discount will not be receiving the Study Texts and Exam Kits.

* Exam Kits will only be available for F4 and F6.

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Please click here to view.

Promotions and Discounts (for International Students)

Early bird discounts are available to Continuing international students who enrol by 15 December 2016, and to New international students who enrol by 23 December 2016.

  • 10% OFF for January 2017 Course fees and Revision papers for ACCA/FIA Diploma level
    (minimum 3 papers)
  • 20% OFF for January 2017 Course fees and Revision papers for ACCA/FIA Diploma level (minimum 5 papers)
  • 15% OFF for CBE Fees (Preferential Rate* for Kaplan Student)
CBE Fees 2017  Fees 15% Early Bird Discount
Preferential Rate
(Kaplan Student)
10% Discount
Exam Retake
FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2 S$180.00 S$153.00 S$162.00
FAB, FMA, FFA,F1, F2, F3 S$200.00 S$170.00 S$180.00
F4 S$250.00 S$212.50 S$225.00

Duration of CBE is two hours. Registered students will receive the confirmation letter in class on within one to two weeks before exam date. Please note that the confirmed exam time slot will be assigned by Kaplan Learning Institute (KLI).

Non-tuition Fees  
New International Student Application Fee S$672.00
Local Transfer Student Application Fee $$370.00
Fee Protection Scheme Absorbed by Kaplan
Medical insurance Fee (valid up to a year only) $46.05

* Please kindly refer to the International Student Enrolment form for more details.

Enrolment Form

Download the Enrolment Form for International Students – January 2017 Intake.

Supplementary Fees

A fee of $150 per intake is compulsory for all student pass holders. The supplementary fees include access to MyKaplan Online resources supported by Kaplan UK, which will provide students with indepth, additional revision and study material to aid in their ACCA journey.

Tution Package Discount

New international students are required to sign up for the ACCA programme by package, which includes tuition and revision classes of 14 papers.

Continuing students must enrol a minimum of at least 3 papers each for tuition and their respective revision papers per intake.

ACCA Course Materials

Students who enrol for the January 2017 intake will receive specially prepared Lecture Notes, Study Texts and Exam Kits*.

*Only Exam Kits will be available for F4 and F6.

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Please click here to view.

Preparatory Course Commencement

You will have two levels to complete: Fundamentals and Professional, comprising 16 papers of which you are required to pass 14 papers, unless exemptions are awarded. You can progress through the syllabus at your own pace.

Our courses commences in January (for June exams) and July (for December exams) of each year. If you wish to prepare for March and September exams, it is recommended for you to find out more about  ACCA Live Online.

January 2017 Intake

(Course Planners/Schedules Download: F1 to F9 Schedule and P1-P7 Schedule)
Fundamentals Level (9 Papers)
Knowledge Modules No. of Lectures
(FT/PT)
F1 Accountant in Business 18/18
F2 Management Accounting 18/18
F3 Financial Accounting 18/18
Skills Modules No. of Lectures
(FT/PT)
F4# Corporate and Business Law 18/18
F5 Performance Management 18/18
F6# Taxation 18/18
F7 Financial Reporting 18/18
F8 Audit & Assurance 18/18
F9 Financial Management 18/18
Professional Level (5 Papers)
Essentials Modules (all 3 papers) No. of Lectures
(FT/PT)
P1 Governance, Risk & Ethics 18/18
P2 Corporate Reporting 18/18
P3 Business Analysis 18/18
Optional Modules (choose 2 from 4 papers only)
P4 Advanced Financial Management 18/N.A.
P5 Advanced Performance Management N.A./18
P6# Advanced Taxation N.A./18
P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance 18/N.A

# My Kaplan online resources are not available for the Singapore Variant Papers F4, F6 & P6.
FT stands for full-tuition and PT stands for part-time tuition.

Revision Course Commencement

Our ACCA Revision courses cover key examinable areas, perfect your examination techniques and help you overcome your weaknesses, vastly increasing your chances of success. What’s more, your lecturers will be available before and after lectures, to iron out problem areas, if any.

Students will receive specially prepared revision notes and Pocket Notes for all papers (except F4, F6 and P6).

Our revision courses are conducted in May (for June exams) and November (for December exams).

May 2017 Intake

(Course Planners/Schedules: May Revision Schedule)
Fundamentals Level
Knowledge Modules No. of Lectures
F1 Accountant in Business 5
F2 Management Accounting 5
F3 Financial Accounting 5
Skills Modules No. of Lectures
F4 Corporate and Business Law 6
F5 Performance Management 6
F6 Taxation 6
F7 Financial Reporting 6
F8 Audit & Assurance 6
F9 Financial Management 6
Professional Level
Professional Modules No. of Lectures
P1 Governance, Risk & Ethics 6
P2 Corporate Reporting 6
P3 Business Analysis 6
Optional Modules
P4 Advanced Financial Management 6
P5 Advanced Performance Management 6
P6# Advanced Taxation 6
P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance 6

FT stands for full-tuition and PT stands for part-time tuition.

BSc (Honours) in Applied Accounting

Students studying for their ACCA qualification now have the opportunity to obtain a degree from Oxford Brookes University, a recognised and highly respected UK university.

We are the first training centre in Singapore to offer the Oxford Brookes University Degree Programme . This programme enables ACCA students to obtain an Oxford Brookes degree, BSc (Honours) in Applied Accounting, upon the successful completion of the ACCA Fundamentals Level examinations.

Enrolment Form

Programme Structure

Tutorials
These tutorials will equip you with the necessary skills required to complete both your Research & Analysis Report and Skills & Learning Statement. They will cover:

  • Choosing your topic
  • Research & analysis methods
  • Writing your report
  • Communicating with your Mentor
  • Presentation Skills
  • Preparing your Skills & Learning Statement
  • Submission procedures
  • Online Mentoring

To provide guidance and support in preparation for your Skills & Learning Statement. This online support is provided by Kaplan Financial mentor. However, should you require additional support, you can book meetings with our mentor to discuss the challenges which you are facing.

Group Presentation
To give you the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute presentation on your Report to your peers in accordance with the Oxford Brookes University's requirements.

Research And Analysis Project Guide

In addition, students will receive an ACCA/Oxford Brookes University Approved Research and Analysis Project Guide from Kaplan Publishing, which includes a list of recommended topics for your report, plus extensive guidance notes on how to conduct your research.

Eligibility
To be awarded the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:

  • Opt in to do the BSc with ACCA UK before passing any of the 3 ACCA Fundamental papers F7, F8 and F9
  • Hold a recognised English language qualification certificate and transcript (if applicable), which must be submitted and approved by ACCA, before passing F7, F8 and F9.
  • Pass the three ACCA Fundamentals papers F7, F8 & F9 & pass other papers as required to successfully complete all nine Fundamentals Level papers
  • Complete the ACCA Professional Ethics Module by stipulated date from Oxford Brookes University, before submission of project.
  • Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project
  • The degree must be completed within 10 years of the earliest of the date of your first ACCA examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.

Please note that you must successfully complete the Fundamental level exam papers F1-F9 and complete the Professional Ethics module before submitting a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes University. You are required to pay a project submission fee of £191 (Period 30) to Oxford Brookes University with your project submission.

You will gain access to the Professional Ethics module via myACCA as soon as you become eligible to take Paper P1, Professional Accountant.

Admission

The minimum academic entry requirements for registering on the BSc degree are:

  • 2 ‘A’ levels plus 3 GCE ‘O’ levels including Mathematics and English
  • Oxford Brookes University recognises a number of other qualifications which satisfy the minimum English Language requirement, including a pass in Paper F4 Corporate & Business Law prior to attempting Papers F7, F8 & F9.

Students who do not have an acceptable English Language qualification, will be permitted to register for the BSc degree only after they fulfil the Oxford Brookes’ English language requirements. Please refer to English Language Requirements for Oxford Brookes for more information.

Exemptions

As a registered student, you may be given exemptions from one or more of the 9 ACCA specified exam papers. Oxford Brookes University will give credits for exemptions by ACCA for any of Papers F1-F6. However, if you wish to achieve the BSc degree you must sit and pass all of the 3 ACCA subjects F7, F8 & F9.

No exemptions can be given from the Professional Ethics Module or from the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project.

Assessment

The Research and Analysis Project (RAP) is the final component of the BSc degree and consists of two separate documents:

  • 7,500 word Research Report (RR) and a
  • 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement (SLS)

You are required to give a presentation on the project to your project mentor. You have 3 attempts to pass the RAP. If you fail the RAP on three separate occasions, you will no longer be eligible to complete the BSc degree.

Please note that you can either submit the same project topic 3 times or 3 different RAPs.

Determination of Degree Class

The BSc degree will be based on both:

  • The ACCA average mark determined from the exam marks in the Fundamental Skills Papers (F4-F9)
  • The grade achieved for the Research and Analysis Project (RAP)

You will be given one of three Passes grades (A, B or C) or a Fail Grade (F) for the performance in the RP. You will be given either a ‘Satisfactory’ grade or an ‘Unsatisfactory’ grade for the performance in the SLS.

Scholarships

Helping Students Achieve Their Educational and Career Goals - Building Futures, One Success Story at a Time
Since 1997, Kaplan Learning Institute has been offering scholarship to students who have the passion and drive to pursue a career in the Accounting and Financial Industry, but face financial difficulties.  Kaplan’s scholarship programmes have been opening up opportunities for our students for over 10 years. To date, numerous students have benefitted, as they not only achieved excellent academic results under our dedicated environment, but also carved a niche in their desired careers.

Each applicant is only selected for one scholarship programme at any one time. All applications must be duly completed, accompanied with relevant supporting document, and submitted by the closing deadline. Please ensure to read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions as stated in the application forms.

For more information on the different scholarships, and to download the application form, please click on the scholarship title in the below table. Any enquiries, please contact  Ms Linda Teo (Linda.teo@kaplan.com) and Ms Lorelle Koh (lorelle.koh@kaplan.com).

For corporate partnerships to extend scholarships opportunities, please contact Ms Linda Teo (Linda.teo@kaplan.com) and Ms Lorelle Koh (lorelle.koh@kaplan.com).

Note: Each applicant is only allowed to apply for one scholarship programme at any one time.

For Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Residence Only
Scholarship Programme Enrolled Student Type Deadline            No. of Spots
BDO LLP-Kaplan Scholarship ACCA Diploma in Accountancy from local polytechnics and prospective ACCA student - 2
RSM Chio Lim LLP-Kaplan Scholarship ACCA Diploma in Accountancy from local polytechnics and prospective ACCA student - 2
Kaplan-SAFRA Scholarship ACCA SAFRA Members - FIA - 1
ACCA - 1
FIA - 1
ACCA - 1

ACCS Internship Programme (AIP)
ACCA Singapore and Kaplan Financial, a department of Kaplan Learning Institute, are pleased to offer the ACCA Internship Programme (AIP) for full time ACCA international students in Singapore.

In an increasingly globalised economy, candidates for jobs who have overseas work experience, an international outlook, and cross-cultural communication skills often have a distinct advantage over others without such experience.
An internship can be a great way to understand the local working culture and to get your foot in the door with a company you might be interested in working for in the future. In addition, the AIP will also equip you with the exposure and relevant work experience as you prepare for the ACCA  membership.

Please click here to download

For more information on the AIIP, please feel free to contact Linda Teo, linda.teo@kaplan.com or drop her a line at 6733 1877.

Local Students

Download the Student Contract | Student Handbook | Student Advisory Note

International Students

Download the General Enrolment Form | International Student Contract |
International Student Contract (Package) | Student Advisory Note | Recruitment Agents

Student Pass
International students who enroll for Kaplan Financial course packages will enjoy “Green Lane” processing of student pass applications. “Green Lane” means reduced processing time, waiver of security deposit, waiver of interview for PRC students and the student pass will be valid for the full duration of the course.For more for information, click to view the Student pass application process

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) / Medical Insurance Coverage

Kaplan Financial has put in place requirements which include Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) and Medical Insurance Coverage under the EduTrust Certification Scheme regulated by the Council of Private Education. For more information, please visit www.cpe.gov.sg
FPS (Paid for by Kaplan Learning Institute)
FPS is applicable to ALL students (regardless of nationality and the type of passes, i.e. dependent’s pass, student’s pass, work permit etc). It is mandatory for all students to apply for FPS and sign a student contract when they enrol for courses with any Private Education Institution (PEI) with EduTrust Certification. Insurance premium is computed at 0.45% of the fee payable plus 7% GST capped at minimum insurance premium of S$8.56. The FPS premium is based on a fixed rate of the course fees and payable upon enrolment per intake.
Medical Insurance Coverage
It is compulsory for ALL students to have medical insurance coverage for hospitalization and related medical treatment for the entire course duration. There are exemptions for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents if they are covered by their own medical insurance plan. However, if local students wish to opt in for medical insurance, their Insurance Premium will be $46.05(inclusive of 7% GST).CPE has mandated that students who opt out must produce their medical insurance policy for verification by the PEI. KLI will only exempt students who submit a copy of their medical insurance policy for opting out.Please download the following medical insurance guideline documents:

Non-Tuition Fees

New international students are required to pay the following fees upon registration.

Description Fees#
New International Student Application Fee S$672.00
Local Transfer Student Application Fee S$370.00
- -
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Paid by Kaplan
Medical Insurance Fee (valid up to 1 year only) $46.05
Supplementary Class $150 (per intake)
# Prices indicated are inclusive of GST

Examinations - Important updates

Examinations

  • From 2016 ACCA exams will be held four times a year in all markets, Singapore inclusive
  • Candidates will still be allowed to attempt a maximum of 8 distinct exams over the course of the exam year with a maximum of 4 exam sittings per exam window.

Progression Rules for Professional Level Exams

  • From September 2015 students will be able to take their Professional level exams (P1-P7) in any order
  • Students who take the P7 exam should continue to take the P2 exam in advance of, or at the same time as, studying for the P7 exam
  • Progression rules for the Fundamental and Skills papers remain unchanged

Experience
In addition to completing the exams, you will need to gain 3 years’ relevant and supervised practical work experience. These 3 years can be obtained before, during or after your exams.

Registration for Computer-Based Exams (CBE)
Registration for FIA and ACCA Computer Based Exams is now opened for Kaplan students as well as the public. You may access to our forms as follows (just need to download the attached files links to them).

Exemptions
ACCA offers exemptions to students that have studied relevant qualifications prior to starting their ACCA studies.  This means that you may not have to take all of the exams in the ACCA Qualification or Foundations in Accountancy awards and you can start your studies at the right level.

For more information, please visit the ACCA Global website.

Study Support

Study Options
At Kaplan Financial, we recognise that balancing work and personal commitments with studying is not easy. To help,we offer a variety of ways to study for the ACCA exams:

Full-time
Courses are conducted in the mornings and afternoons. Full-time courses are suitable for overseas international students.

Part-time
Courses are conducted in the evenings and/or weekends.

Course materials only
Kaplan Publishing has been producing ACCA support materials for over 100 years. These include study materials for ACCA qualifications, including ACCA textbooks, exam kits and pocket notes.

Our authors are among some of the most experienced in the UK and produce successful exam-focused publications that are used by training organisations across the globe. Kaplan Publishing is committed to producing targeted, exam-centred study materials by continually researching new trends, revising and refreshing our topics, and continually look for innovative ways to support all students.

For enquiries or to make a purchase, please contact our Customer Service from 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays):

Address : 1 Selegie Road, Level 6, Singapore 188 306
Tel      : (65) 6733 1877
Email   : kli.sg@kaplan.com

Study Support
We understand that each individual student will have different needs with regards to student support. You may require advice on international student procedures, supplementary study support or guidance on course bookings. Whatever your needs, Kaplan is here to help.

As a platinum tuition provider, it is our quest to constantly innovate ourselves and enhance our student learning experience. Our unrivalled advantages include:

Student E-Portal Online Tests
This is only available for selected papers. Online tests allow students to gauge their level of understanding of the topics. As it is Internet-based, you can attempt the tests at your own pace and in the comfort of your home.

MyKaplan Online Blended Learning Kits
Be in control of when, where and how you study with this digital toolkit. Gain exclusive access to online resources, tutor guidance, assessments and personal study planner. MyKaplan Online Blended Learning Kit valued at S$650 can be yours today!*

*Not applicable for Singapore Variant Papers F4, F6 & P6. Terms and conditions apply.

Study Rooms
Kaplan Financial offer free usage of our study rooms to our students, subject to classroom availability.

Administrative Queries

Kaplan Financial has its own dedicated customer service team who will be able to advice you on many issues such as study options, timetable queries or student passes. For assistance, please call (65) 6733 1877 or email kli.sg@kaplan.com.

Pastoral Care

If you need counselling services or someone to talk to, please feel free to approach any of your Program Managers or our In-house Students’ Welfare Officer who will try to help you address your problem. Alternatively, you may approach professional help for the following organization for assistance:.

Care Corner
Care Corner offers face-to-face counselling services for any individual or family seeking help. Counselling can pertain to issues like marital problems or difficult relationships in the family, psychological and emotional problems.

Website : www.carecorner.org.sg
Tel           : 1800 353 5800
Email       :  ccs@carecorner.org.sg

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
SOS provides confidential 24-hour emotional support by trained volunteers to people in crisis.

Website : www.samaritans.org.sg
Tel         : 1800 221 4444 (24-hour hotline)
Email     :  pat@samaritans.org.sg

Student Support

There will be an activity organised for students every month. Activities include seminars, corporate visits, charity events, etc. Details of each activity will be released to students via email. Most of the student activities are free of charge. Student’s registration is accepted via email on a first-come-first-served basis. Should students have any other enquiry or suggestion on students’ activities, please contact Student Affairs at sawc.sg@kaplan.com