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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Preparatory Courses for Foundation in Accountancy (FIA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Preparatory Courses for Foundation in Accountancy (FIA)

Introduction to FIA

Foundations in Accountancy is a suite of awards that employers can use to provide employees with a grounding in accounting and finance.

The qualifications can be used to develop recruits from secondary schools or to encourage those already working in accounts support roles to obtain formal recognition of their abilities. There are no formal entry requirements.

As Foundations in Accountancy consists of a suite of awards you can pick the qualification which is best matched to the job role and educational achievements of individual employees:

  • Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
    (two exams and a professionalism and ethics module)
  • Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
    (two exams and a professionalism and ethics module)
  • Diploma in Accounting and Business
    (three exams and a professionalism and ethics module) The Diploma in Accounting and Business offer a route into the ACCA Qualification, providing you with a development path with high potential.

Why Study with Kaplan?

  • Platinum ACCA Approved Learning Partner
  • Consistently producing ACCA Prize Winners
  • Thousands of students have gone through our doors
  • Voted Best Corporate Training Provider for Finance Management, Computer Science & IT, Leadership in 2016*
    Voted Top 3 Private School in Singapore (2013 to 2016)**

* JobsCentral Learning Training and Education Development (T.E.D.) Awards 2016
** AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards.

Entry Requirements

Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting/ Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting

  • You should be at least 16 years old with no formal academic and accounting knowledge.
  • You should have IELTS 4.5 or pass in English language at GCE ‘N’ levels or its equivalent.
  • There is no requirement to complete the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting or the Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting prior to completing the Diploma in Accounting and Business, although you are strongly recommended to do so.

Diploma in Accounting and Business

  • You should be at least 16 years old with preferably GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent and possess IELTS 5.5 or a pass in GCE ‘O’ levels English or its equivalent.
  • Students who would have normally joined under MSER will now have the option of taking FAB, FMA and FFA under Foundations in Accountancy instead.
  • When students have completed FAB, FMA and FFA, they will claim exemption from the F1, F2 and F3 of the ACCA Qualification and will start at the Skills module exams.

Student Registration

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 discount of up to 25% is available to students who enrol by 15 July 2017.

Single Intake Enrolment

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

*** Local FIA 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*

July & November 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 – July 2017 Intake.

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

FIA Course Materials

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

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

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 June 2017,
and to New international students who enrol by 30 June 2017.

  • 10% OFF for July 2017 Course fees and Revision papers for FIA  (7 papers)
  • 15% OFF for CBE Fees (Preferential Rate for Kaplan Student) - see below
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

Enrolment Form

Download the Enrolment Form for International Students – July 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 FIA programme by package, which includes tuition and revision classes of 7 papers. Continuing students must enrol a minimum of at least 3 papers each for tuition and their respective revision papers per intake.

FIA Course Materials

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

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Please click here to view.

Preparatory Course Commencement

You will have three levels to complete(shown below), comprising of 7 papers unless exemptions are awarded. You can progress through the syllabus at your own pace

  • Introductory certificate in financial and management accounting (FA1 and MA1)
  • Intermediate Certificate in financial and management accounting (FA2 and MA2)
  • The Diploma in Accounting and Business (FAB, FMA and FFA)

Our courses commences in January and March (For June exams), July and September (For December exams) of each year.

July 2017 Intake

(Course Planners/Schedules: Introductory and Intermediate Certificate and Diploma)
Download the Enrolment Form for Local Students – July 2017 Intake.
Download the Revision Enrolment Form for Local Students – November 2017 intake.
Introductory certificate in financial and management accounting
  No. of Lectures
(FT/PT)
FA1 Recording Financial Transactions 13/ 13
MA1 Management Information 13/ 13
Intermediate Certificate in financial and management accounting
  No. of Lectures
(FT/PT)
FA2 Maintaining Financial Records 18/N.A
MA2 Managing Costs & Finances 18/N.A.
The Diploma in Accounting and Business
  No. of Lectures
(FT/PT)
FAB Accountant in Business 18/18
FMA Management Accounting 18/18
FFA Financial Accounting 18/18

All prices are inclusive of 7% GST. FT stands for full-tuition and PT stands for part-time tuition.

Revision Course Commencement

Our FIA 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.

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

November 2017 Intake

(Course Planners/Schedules: FAB,FMA,FFA)
Download the Revision Enrolment Form for Local Students – November 2017 intake.
The Diploma in Accounting and Business
  No. of Lectures
FAB Accountant in Business 5
FMA Management Accounting 5
FFA Financial Accounting 5

 

Local Students

Download the Local Student Contract |Student Handbook | Advisory Note 

International Students

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

Student Pass

International students who enrol 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 information, please 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 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 hospitalisation 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:

FIA Course Materials 

All students will receive specially prepared lecture notes, Kaplan Publishing Study Text and Exam Kits.

Non-Tuition Fees

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

Description Fees#
New International Student Application Fee S$672
Local Transfer Student Application Fee S$370
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

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 FIA 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   : [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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       :  [email protected]

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     :  [email protected]

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 [email protected]

 

Study Options

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

  • Full-time Courses are conducted in the mornings and afternoons. Full-time courses are suitable for overseas international students. Duration: 3 hours per lecture (Introductory and Intermediate); 3 hours per lecture (Diploma)
  • Part-time Courses are conducted in the evenings and/or weekends. Duration: 3 hours per lecture (Introductory and Intermediate); 3 hours per lecture (Diploma)
  • 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 : [email protected]

Study Support

  • Study Rooms We offer free usage of our study rooms to our students, subject to classroom availability. Find the study room schedule here.
  • Administrative Queries Kaplan 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 [email protected].

 What is SkillsFuture Credit?

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above would have received an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit.

What can I use it for?

Your SkillsFuture Credit can be used on top of existing government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

To find out more about the claim procedure, you can refer to the following link for more details.

http://www.skillsfuture.sg/docs/SFC_UserGuide.pdf

 

The following are the SkillsFuture course codes for your reference.

 

 

ACCA Paper(s) Course Code Title of Course/Module under Cat B Programme
ACCA Paper F1 CRS-N-0041138 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Accountant in Business
ACCA Paper F2 CRS-N-0041268 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Management Accounting
ACCA Paper F3 CRS-N-0041220 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Financial Accounting
ACCA Paper F4 CRS-N-0041205 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Corporate & Business Law
ACCA Paper F5 CRS-N-0041216 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Performance Management
ACCA Paper F6 CRS-N-0041162 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Taxation
ACCA Paper F7 CRS-N-0041218 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Financial Reporting
ACCA Paper F8 CRS-N-0041258 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Audit & Assurance
ACCA Paper F9 CRS-N-0041257 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Financial Management
ACCA Paper P1 CRS-N-0041267 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Governance, Risk and Ethics
ACCA Paper P2 CRS-N-0041232 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Corporate Reporting
ACCA Paper P3 CRS-N-0041254 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Business Analysis
ACCA Paper P4 CRS-N-0041137 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Advanced Financial Management
ACCA Paper P5 CRS-N-0041256 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Advanced Performance Management
ACCA Paper P6 CRS-N-0041253 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Advanced Taxation
ACCA Paper P7 CRS-N-0041255 Preparatory Course for ACCA Examination - Advanced Audit & Assurance
FIA FA1 CRS-N-0041141 Preparatory Course for ACCA Intro Cert in Fin & Mgt Accounting-Recording Financial Transactions
FIA MA1 CRS-N-0041143 Preparatory Course for ACCA Introductory Cert in Financial & Mgt Accounting-Management Information
FIA FAB CRS-N-0041147 Preparatory Course for ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business - Accountant in Business
FIA FFA CRS-N-0041145 Preparatory Course for ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business - Financial Accounting
FIA FMA CRS-N-0041259 Preparatory Course for ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business - Management Accounting