Course Description
This certificate course is part of the newly introduced ACCA Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards. It is suitable for anyone looking to do an introductory qualification in accounting and finance. This includes school leavers or those already working in accounts-support roles. The ability level is broadly equivalent to GCSE.

The subjects/units studied in this course forms part of the subjects/units of the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) course, which is also included within the ACCA Foundation in Accountancy suite of awards.

MAPS College will begin to offer this course on MAPS Fast Track from September 2011 onwards as a standalone course.

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by the the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

MNQF Level
Level 3 Certificate (view MQA approval)

Academic Requirements
ACCA does not require any previous academic qualifications to study for this certificate. However to get the Certificate recognized under MNQF one of the following entry requirements (subject to MQA approval) may be necessary:

  • Completion of the 6th year of School
  • MNQF Level 2 Qualification
  • 18 years old AND ability to communicate in English language

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:

  • Foundations in Professionalism (Online module that needs to be completed once. More)
  • Recording Financial Transactions (FA1)
  • Management Information (MA1)

There are no Optional Subjects.

Duration: 2 months on the MAPS Fast Track

Intakes: Every month (from September 2011)

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by time constrained online computer based exams that are set and marked by ACCA, UK. The exams will be conducted and invigilated by MAPS College.

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

Students who achieve the ACCA Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting may use it as a standalone qualification which would allow them to work in a variety of accounts-support roles in small to medium size organizations. Alternatively, students can continue to work through to the ACCA Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting or the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.


How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.