No formal academic qualifications

School of Business & Management allows students with no formal academic qualifications to register and give exams at any level within Foundations in Accountancy. 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 students are strongly recommended to do so. As Foundations in Accountancy offers so much flexibility, there is no longer a need to provide the mature student entry route (MSER) as part of the ACCA Qualification.

With the introduction of Foundations in Accountancy, students who do not meet the minimum entry requirements for the ACCA Qualification can register for Foundations in Accountancy and can start studying at any level, including the Diploma in Accounting and Business. There are no requirements to complete these papers within a given timescale in order to progress onto the ACCA Qualification. Students currently registered under the MSER on the ACCA Qualification will be notified of the changes and transition arrangements.