Part Time ACCA Courses – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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Accountancy School at Independent Colleges is now 

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 -  Our Dublin Open Registration Evenings will be held on:

Monday, 9th February - 5.00 to 7.00pm
Tuesday, 10th February - 5.00 to 7.00pm
Wednesday, 11th February - 5.00 to 7.00pm

Please join us for the following FREE events (subject to demand; please register your place by emailing

·         Introduction to ACCA: F1/FAB, F2/FMA, F3/FFA – 9th February 6pm, Sandra Gleeson

·          Option Paper Presentation – 10th February 6pm, Senior Lecturers

·         Study Planning and Time Management Seminar – 27th February 6pm, Seán McLoughney

·         Introduction to the Professional Level Papers for students who have gained exemptions from the Fundamental Levels 

              (You must register online for these events; please follow the below links.)

               Intro to P2 - 14th Feb 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (click here to register) - Liam Doran

               Intro to P1 & P3 - 15th Feb 9.30 am to 1.00 pm   (click here to register) Shane O'Grady    

 To view our 2015 timetables please click here

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Three easy ways to Register:

Due to popularity of our ACCA part-time courses, most of our courses filled out very quickly last term. Please register early to avoid disappointment. 

 1. Register and pay online: complete the Online Form here and make payment by card. Please bring your printed booking or receipt confirmation to collect your materials the week of February 9th.

2. Sponsored students: Download the ACCA Application Form Dublin or Cork and Employer Sponsorship Form and submit the two documents by email or post it/hand it in at our offices.

3. Visit our head office in Dawson Street: Office 207, second floor, Independent Colleges, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Opening hours for the week are Monday to Thursday (10.30am-6.15pm) or Friday (9.30am-5.15pm)

Download Application Form Dublin or Cork

Download Sponsorship Form here

Please note that we are unable to accept any applications without a payment or a signed Employer Sponsorship Form. View Full Terms & Conditions here.

Contact Details

Monique Johansson T: +353 (0)1 635 5813




















































































































































































































Now offering F7, F8 and P2

International and Irish GAAP choices

To help you decide which option to take we will have a presentation at Independent Colleges on Dawson Street on Monday 23rd August 6.30pm to 7.15pm on the differences between the 2 options and what to consider in making your choices. To book a place please e-mail

P6 Retakers (See Registration form)

Course Duration

Student Dependent

Course Fees

Full Time:
Part Time:
F1-F3 Main Course: €500 per subject
F4-F9 Main Course: €750 per subject
P1-P7 Main Course: €875 per subject


 To view our 2015 timetable please click here:

A full syllabus with subject details is available on the ACCA website at:

Dublin Main Courses - Part-time

*F1 Accountant in Business - Séan McLoughney
*F2 Management Accounting - Sandra Gleeson
*F3 Financial Accounting - Anne Kehoe
*F4 Corporate and Business Law - Gary Fitzgerald
*F5 Performance Management - Michael Bristow
*F6 Taxation - Sandra Gleeson
*F7 Financial Reporting - Dave O'Donoghue
*F8 Audit and Assurance - Dave O'Donoghue
*F9 Financial Management  - Michael Bristow
*P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics - Shane O'Grady
*P2 Corporate Reporting -  Liam Doran
*P3 Business Analysis - Shane O'Grady
*P4 Advanced Financial Management - Liam Doran
*P5 Advanced Performance Management - Michael Bristow
*P6 Advanced Taxation - Sandra Gleeson
*P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance - Dave O'Donoghue

*F7 Financial Reporting - Michael Donnelly
*F8 Audit and Assurance - Aidan Harty
*F9 Financial Management - Graham Crowley
*P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics - Shane O'Grady
*P2 Corporate Reporting - Liam Doran
*P3 Business Analysis - Graham Crowley
*P4 Advanced Financial Management - Michael Barry
*P5 Advanced Performance Management - Michael Bristow
*P6 Advanced Taxation - Sandra Gleeson
*P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance - Michael Donnelly



What We Offer

Why study ACCA at Independent Colleges?

• State of the art lecturing facilities

• City centre locations with easy access to all modes of transportation

• Courses in Dawson Street, IFSC (Jurys Inn custom House and Clarion Hotel) and Cork (Gresham Metropole Hotel)

• Qualified and experienced lecturers

• Extensive lectures/contact hours

• Structured delivery of the course helps maximise probability of passing each examinations

• Thorough coverage of topics covered on ACCA syllabus

• Ongoing Question Based Assessments*

• 50% discount to resit students and to those unemployed at the time of booking (T&Cs apply)

• We are a register Computer Based Exam (CBE) Centre

• Extensive use of practice questions including past exam questions

• Easy access to lecturers

• Quality study materials provided at the beginning of the course

• Modern library and study facilities

• Mock exams with feedback

• Canteen facilities

• Subsidised car park facility

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants and aims to offer 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.

ACCA qualification is designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values which will deliver finance professionals who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors.

In order to qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:

• 14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption)

• Relevant practical experience, with a minimum of three years

• A Professional Ethics module


ACCA offer you various entry points on to the ACCA Qualification depending on your previous academic qualifications.

The minimum entry requirement is two A Levels and three GCSEs or their equivalent. These need to be in five separate subjects including English and maths.

Full information for each country is available in the minimum entry criteria document, which is located on the exemptions enquiry database.

If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements to start the ACCA Qualification, then you will need to apply for Foundations in Accountancy and take some or all of these awards before continuing with the ACCA Qualification. If you complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business you will be able to transfer over to the ACCA Qualification, claim exemption from F1, F2 and F3 and continue your studies from F4 onwards. Please visit the Foundations in Accountancy section in the Related links list on the left-hand side of the page for more information.

ACCA Qualification Graduate-Entry Route


If you have a relevant degree from a university accredited by ACCA, then you may not need to take all of the ACCA Qualification exams. Nine exams at the Fundamentals level of the ACCA Qualification are eligible for exemption. You cannot claim exemptions from any exams at the Professional level.


Even if your qualifications are not from an accredited institution, you still may not need to take all of the exams. The amount of exemptions you can get will depend on how well your current qualifications match ACCA studies.

Please refer to the Exemptions enquiry database to find out what exemptions you may be able to claim by clicking on the Related links list on the left-hand side of this page.

ACCA Exam Entry Process:


The key changes to the exam entry process are the addition of an early exam entry period to the standard and late exam entry periods which already exist and combined initial application with exam entry for students who apply online.


These changes and new dates will impact on when potential students should submit their initial application to ACCA. Students can now choose to submit an initial application at any time. However their application must be received by ACCA in plenty of time for ACCA to process it in respect of their chosen exam entry period. ACCA’s guideline is that initial applications should be received at least 20 days in advance of the published exam entry period closing dates. The dates are as follows and will be introduced from the beginning of July 2011.

Key Dates


Exam entry period




June exam session

8 March

9 March - 8 April

9 April - 8 May

December exam session

8 September

9 September –

8 October

9 October –

8 November

Exam entry method

online only

online and paper

online only




*The early exam entry period only applies to students entering for exams online or submitting a fully online initial application.


Please note:

  • discounted exam fees will be available in the early exam entry period

  • the new dates only apply to entries for paper-based exams held in June and December and not CBEs

  • ACCA will no longer have registration closing dates of 31 December and 15 August going forward (or earlier in some countries)

  • a student who expects to receive a posted paper exam entry form from ACCA must be registered with ACCA by the time exam results are published (currently mid February or Mid August)

  • a student submitting a paper exam entry form by post will pay the standard exam entry fee

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