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London

School of Business
& Finance
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London – Birmingham – Worldwide

F U L L-T I M E

ACCA
New Locations
New Expert Tutors
Enhanced Career Service
Extensive online resources
FREE classroom recordings and lectures
FREE Pass Guarantee
FREE Revision and Notes
FREE Professional Certificates
Up to 90 hours
per subject
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More hours per Subject Your ACCA Resources
We believe that the number of classroom Having the best resources available is crucial
hours has a direct impact on exam for your exam success. As part of your course
performance. The more time you spend in you receive:
lectures, the more likely you are to pass your + ACCA approved text books
exams. That’s why we have invested in + ACCA approved revision kit
ensuring that we deliver more lecture time + Lecture notes and revision
(up to 90 hours per subject). (prepared by our top tutors)
+ Online resources such as recorded
Expert Tutors video lectures and progress tests
Our expert tutors have over 30 years proven and solutions
experience in achieving exam success for our + Revision classes
students. They are not only selected for their + Mock exam and solutions
pass rates, but also for their subject + Exam technique sessions
knowledge, communication skills and their
passion for teaching. They are uniquely able Free Professional Skills
to illustrate and link concepts to real world To enhance your ACCA studies and career we
business scenarios. Our tutuors also mark the offer free certificate courses* in essential
real ACCA exams. practical techniques such as:
+ SAGE Line 50
Free Pass Guarantee + Financial Modelling

We are Recognising your commitment to your studies,


we offer a free re-sit course in the unlikely
+ Training Placement
+ Risk & Financial Management

different event that you would have to re-sit the exam.


(Really simple T&Cs Apply)
+ Islamic Finance Qualification
+ Bloomberg Training
*Depending on the number of modules
We offer you the chance to study for your you book
ACCA qualification in a totally different way,
giving you more study hours and adding value
to the core modules, providing the most “One of the things that impressed me
flexible range of study options such as
recorded video lectures that can be viewed
online whenever you wish. Additionally, to
most was how well I was
enhance your career we offer practical skill
courses plus our 5-star career service
prepared going into my interviews”
free of charge, as well as our acclaimed – Augustin Entonu
placement programme.

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Our Teaching Team Includes
Sue Hoof,
FCMA, MAAT, PGCE
John Hemming,
FCA, Cert. Ed
James Griffiths Robert Sowerby,
ACMA

David Silverman David Laws, ACA, ACCA Francis Braganza, FCA Jenny Hughes, CIMA

Debbie Crossman, Stephen Coe, Martin Jones, Paul Merison,


Barrister-at-Law FCA, MA Cambridge University ACA, MBA ACA

Christine Nardiello, Carolyn Napier, Jan Weston Cathy Ray,


BA (Hons), SCCA, CIMA ACA FCCA

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New
Online Resources
We have enhanced our classroom product to
include new and improved online resources
available to all ACCA students.

Using the latest technology we have


developed an online platform where you are
able to log in and view lectures for all your
ACCA papers.

To compliment the online lectures the platform


also stores notes from the lecturers so you
can fully utilise your class time.

You also have access to the 24 hour support


centre, contactable via the platform by email
and telephone. They are on hand to assist you
with any of the following:

+ Programme information and course


management

+ Technical and IT support

+ Academic support

The platform hosts a frequently asked


questions forum with an extra feature where
students can submit a query and receive a
“Online resources provided me
response from the team. The 24 hour help
centre is designed to ensure that students with a new way of learning.
have the support they need, when they
need it. By having the option of revisiting my
classroom lectures again and again,
I was able to identify and retrieve
vital information
that I had missed in class”
Nadim Naqavi, MBA + ACCA

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The ACCA Qualification
Registering as an ACCA student
Enrolment as a student with us does NOT
register you with the ACCA. All students who
wish to sit ACCA examinations must register
with the ACCA as a professional exam student:

Register online at www.accaglobal.com or


request a registration pack from ACCA.

Exam Deadlines
ACCA written exams are held in June and
December of each year. You must register as
an ACCA student and complete an exam entry
before you attempt the exams.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE DEADLINES

December June Entry Requirements Practical Experience


Sitting Sitting The ACCA offers various entry points on to the To become a Chartered Certified Accountant
ACCA Qualification, depending on age and it is not enough to successfully pass all the
Student
previous academic qualifications. exams. Students also need to satisfy the
Registration By 15th Aug By 31st Dec
practical experience requirements. They are
Exam Entry By 15th Oct By 15th Apr Minimum entry requirements also required to provide evidence of a
+ Two A Levels and three GCSEs or minimum of 3 years supervised relevant
Please Note: equivalent in five separate subjects, work experience.
1. Registration takes 6 weeks and can be including English and Mathematics.
longer for international students. + Information on the minimum entrance All students will benefit from a specialist
2. Students can sit a Computer Based Exam criteria for each country is available Career Advisor, on-campus, who is trained to
(CBE) at any time of year, and there is no from the ACCA website provide advice on specific issues that students
restriction on the number of times you can – www.accaglobal.com. may encounter in their job search.
resit the CBE exam.
Mature Student Entry Route (MSER) Furthermore, in order to gain practical skills,
+ normally over age 21 we offer Practical Training Placements to
Exemptions + no academic qualifications required enable students to experience real
Students can expect to receive exemptions + must pass the equivalent of Papers F2, opportunities to practice on real client cases,
if they have a relevant degree or a relevant Management Accounting and F3, working with the real forms that are used in
professional qualification. The relevant Financial Accounting within two years practice. (See note on page 10)
graduates may be awarded some exemptions before further progression to the
for papers in the Knowledge module and the ACCA exams is permitted. ACCA Contact Details
Skills module. There are no exemptions given For more information on ACCA registration,
in Essentials and Options modules. Graduate-entry route exam entry, entry requirements, and
+ relevant degree holders from exemptions please contact:
For example, students who hold CAT or AAT ACCA-accredited institutions may be
membership will be exempt from the Knowledge exempt from all nine exams within ACCA Connect
module. the Fundamentals level and register 2 Central Quay,
directly at the Professional level. 89 Hydepark Street,
Exemption Application dates: Degrees with some relevance may Glasgow, G3 8BW
By 31st July – for December exams also qualify for exemptions. United Kingdom
By 31st January – for June exams Tel: +44 (0)141 582 2000
Access to ACCA via CAT or AAT qualification Fax: +44 (0)141 582 2222
+ no academic qualifications required Email: students@accaglobal.com
+ pass introductory and intermediate Web: www.accaglobal.com
level + paper 5 (CAT)
+ pass advance certificate in accounting
(AAT) - intermediate level.

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Our unique
ACCA Package
st
Compete1 Class
ACCA Compete 1st Class is one of our These skills provide you with the competitive
Compete Standard innovative all round programmes which advantage of being able to secure a position
+ Classroom lectures
combines the ACCA professional qualification whilst studying towards the ACCA
and revision sessions
with the practical skills essential for qualification.
+ Study and revision notes
successful accounting and finance
+ Mock exams and marking
professionals. If you are embarking on the first stages of
+ Free online resources such as
your career, our employer research shows
recorded video lectures, lecture
This package boasts high quality online advanced knowledge of Sage and Excel are
notes and Q&As
resources for students, including recorded essential for employment success.
+ Pass Guarantee
lectures available online 24 hours a day,
allowing you to review any information To help you achieve your career goals, we
Compete 1st Class
covered in the lectures, so if you miss a class are offering a free career and interpersonal
+ Classroom lectures
for any reason, you can revisit the lectures as development programme which includes
and revision sessions
many times as you need through our career development and communication
+ Study and revision notes
innovative online facilities. sessions.
+ Mock exams and marking
+ Free online resources such as
Our 6 Free Certificates* Book 6 subjects and receive 1 free certificate*
recorded video lectures, lecture
Book 9 subjects and receive 2 free certificates*
notes and Q&As
Our free certificates provide you with vital Book 12 subjects and receive 3 free certificates*
+ Pass Guarantee
practical skills for your accounting and Book 14 subjects and receive 4 free certificates*
+ Free Certificates (see table)
finance career.
+ Career and Interpersonal
*T&Cs Apply
Development programme

Only available with Complete 1st Class packages

Our free certificates, SAGE Line 50 and Programme Duration Level Fees for non
Financial Modelling, provide vital skills for ACCA Compete
accountants when looking for their first job. Students
Our students have the competitive
advantage of being able to secure a Free Certification
position after their first level of ACCA. in SAGE Line 50 10 weeks Advanced level £900

Free Certification
in Financial Modelling 10 weeks Intermediate level £900

FREE Free Certification


for Compete 1st in Financial Markets, Trading
Class students and Analysis on Bloomberg 10 weeks Expert level £1100

Free practical training


placement 10 weeks Expert level £900

Free Risk & Financial


Management 10 weeks Advanced Level £900

Free Islamic Finance 10 weeks Advanced Level £900

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Our Exclusive
ACCA + MBA Programme
Capitalise on your professional qualification Study only 3/4 modules Please contact one of our advisors for more
and financial expertise. Studying 3 or 4 relevant modules over two details:
terms (11 weeks each), and then devoting London: +44 (0)207 823 2303
As a qualified financial professional, you may dedicated time to a dissertation, allows you to www.lsbf.org.uk
have covered a substantial amount of the focus on the material which is most relevant
material in traditional MBA programmes. to you, whilst maintaining the flexibility Birmingham: +44 (0)121 616 3370
Moreover, having practical experience of required for a busy work schedule. www.fbt-global.com
working with financial statements,
understanding money management and Students who have completed ACCA This exclusive package includes free access
accounting processes, you are likely to find Being an ACCA finalist, this enables you to to all the online study materials and recorded
many modules in a traditional MBA to be of gain an MBA qualification faster and at a video lectures. This means that you never
little added value. greatly reduced cost, since you only pay for need to miss a class as you can catch up
the modules you need. Moreover, our online should you miss a lecture. In addition,
The MBA in Financial Services is specifically innovative international leadership workshops our innovative broadcast solution gives
designed for financial professionals; it guarantee that you gain the practical students the opportunity to revisit lectures to
delivers practical, sought-after skills, and management skills you expect from a significantly improve their understanding of
educational value with minimal time and postgraduate programme. the course content.
financial commitment.
As an ACCA student you are able to combine The MBA in Financial Services can also be
By developing this specialist programme, we your studies with the MBA in Financial studied 100% online, giving you the flexibility
have created a ground-breaking curriculum Services, meaning you can complete two to study anywhere, anytime. Visit www.study-
that recognises your knowledge and qualifica- qualifications in the time it takes you to do interactive.org for more details.
tions and focuses on what is important: one. When applying for the combined
developing your leadership and management ACCA + MBA programme you will benefit
skills, as well as an holistic understanding of from 25% of your ACCA fees being allocated
business processes. as a scholarship towards your MBA in
Financial Services. (see application form
for details)

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ACCA
Syllabus & Exam Regulations
The ACCA Syllabus consists Exam Regulations Computer Based Assessment
of 14 papers divided into four parts: + All levels must be sat in order Both our campuses are official ACCA
+ Available as CBEs (Computer Based Computer-based Exam Centres. CBEs are
Knowledge – 3 papers
Exams) or written exams available for papers F1, F2 and F3 only of the
Skills – 6 papers + Maximum of four papers to be taken Professional Scheme. Please contact us for
Essentials – 3 papers in one sitting details of CBE dates.
+ Papers within a module may be sat
Options – 2 papers from 4 in any order
+ Papers from a variety of modules may
Fundamentals Level be sat at any one time. i.e. Knowledge
Knowledge and Skills or Skills and Essentials.
F1 AB Accountant in Business + The three Essentials papers do not
F2 MA Management Accounting have to be sat together.
F3 FA Financial Accounting + Students have 10 years to pass all the
examinations.
Skills + The pass mark for all examinations
F4 CL Corporate and Business Law is 50%
F5 PM Performance Management + In addition to the above 14 papers,
F6 TX Taxation students are required to study and sit
F7 FR Financial Reporting an on-line module in Professional
F8 AA Audit & Assurance Ethics. It is recommended that this is
F9 FM Financial Management studied at the same time as P1

Ethics Module
2-hour online module

Professional Levels
Essentials
P1 PA Professional Accountant
P2 CR Corporate Reporting
P3 BA Business Analysis

Options (Please choose any 2 from 4)


P4 AFM Advanced Financial
Management
P5 APM Advanced Performance
Management
P6 ATX Advanced Taxation
P7 AAA Advanced Audit & Assurance

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Applying
for a course
Step 1 Step 4 Step 6
Choose the campus of your choice Complete the application form, choose the Register with ACCA
London or Birmingham package of your choice. Visit www.accaglobal.com

Please note, that in each exam term you must or call ACCA Connect on
Step 2 select a minimum of 3 papers, this is required +44 (0)141 582 2000
Download an application form from the in order to satisfy the immigration authorities
ACCA section of our website and immigration requirements of For registration deadline details please see
15 hours per week of formal tuition page 6.
London www.lsbf.org.uk between Monday – Friday.
Birmingham www.fbt-global.com

Step 5
Step 3 Email, post or fax (please see back of
Contact one of our dedicated advisors, please brochure) your completed application form,
contact us or send a query via the call back together with payment /deposit to your
section on our website selected campus. Please make sure you sign
the application form as we are unable to
London +44 (0)207 823 2303 process any forms without a signature.
London www.lsbf.org.uk Please note, if you are an international
student, studying on a student visa, please
Birmingham +44 (0)121 616 3370 attach a copy of your passport and the student
Birmingham www.fbt-global.com visa to the application form. If you are about
to apply for a student visa please see Student
Support and visa advice please see page 11.

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Student
support and visa advice
Student Services Visa Procedure Visa Support
When you enrol on a full time course, not only We have significant experience of working Our dedicated staff can provide you with
will we help you pass the exam, but we also with international students. Our specialist staff specialist advice on the visa application
help you get to know your tutors and create have extensive knowledge of all aspects of the procedure.
an experience of professional education that visa application process for those wishing to
you can take away with you on completion of study in the UK. Overseas students should In case of a visa refusal, we analyse all the
your studies. You will benefit from: follow the steps highlighted below: reasons given for this decision and advise you
+ Accommodation advice + Register with ACCA for student on the next possible steps. We provide you
+ Career workshops, advice and study membership and exam entry. with encouragement and support every step
skills sessions + Complete our enrolment form for of the way and will explain all the options
+ Revision classes the ACCA course. Forms are available available to you in detail.
+ Free internet access on campus from our website at www.lsbf.org.uk /
+ Study rooms www.fbt-global.com. In the event of visa refusal, fee refunds are
+ Regular student social events + Once accepted by us (and your made on presentation of the original visa
+ Student lounges deposit has cleared), you will be refusal letter with a deduction of £150 for
+ State-of-the-art classrooms, hundreds provided with a Letter of Acceptance Administrative Costs and on condition that we
of computers to use in your visa application. are notified 15 days prior to the
+ Comprehensive library + We are a non-residential school, commencement of the course originally
+ Out of hours study facilities however we offer helpful information offered. Alternately your deposit can be
on student accommodation in London transferred to an alternative period of study
For more information, please contact us on / Birmingham for all of our students. within 12 months.
+ On receipt of the Enrolment Letter,
London +44 (0)207 823 2303 submit your application for student Student Accommodation
Birmingham +44 (0)121 616 3370 visa or visa extension to the British Prior to granting a visa, the authorities will
Embassy or the British High require written proof of accommodation
Commission. arrangements. We are a non-residential
+ As part of the visa application process, school, however we offer valuable
you may be required to prove that you accommodation advice to all our students.
are able to pay the full tuition fees and For example, we offer a list of property agents
additional expenses for and property websites to our students who
accommodation, transport, books and are in need of accommodation.
personal expenses.
Airport Pickup
Subject to change in Home Office Regulations For international students, we can arrange
a taxi or mini-cab pick up service to transfer
Delayed Visa you from the airport to your accommodation.
Should your visa application be delayed by You will be expected to pay the driver directly.
more than two weeks after the courses has However, we will give you an estimate of
started, we can transfer your enrolment to the the fare.
next term, provided we receive written
confirmation from you. If you require any further information about
any of these services and advices, please
contact us on

London +44 (0)207 823 2303


Birmingham +44 (0)121 616 3370

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London School of Business & Finance
Chancery Lane Campus Birmingham Campus
LSBF, 8-9 Holborn, FBT, 2nd Floor Podium,
London, EC1N 2LL, UK Centre City, 5-7 Hill Street,
Birmingham, B5 4UA, UK

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First college to win two-years’ running

College of the Year 2008


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