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1 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Information Meeting for new ACCA students Krista Farrugia BPP Malta Director of Studies

2 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Why choose ACCA?  On completion, qualifying as both MIA and ACCA – two qualifications in one  Enables you to become a Chartered Certified Accountant  Opportunities at the highest levels of business  Strong recognition worldwide  Opportunities for students to cross boundaries  Supports your lifelong career and development needs

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4 Entry Skills Module F9 Financial Management (FM) F8 Audit & Assurance (AA) F7 Financial Reporting (FR) F6 Taxation (TX) F5 Performance Management (PM) F4 Corporate & Business Law (CL) Knowledge Module F3 Financial Accounting (FA) F2 Management Accounting (MA) F1 Accountant in Business (AB) Fundamentals Level (9 papers) The Fundamentals level has two modules – Knowledge and Skills. For certain ACCA Accredited degrees full exemption from the Fundamentals Level may be granted. ACCA Syllabus – Structure

5 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ACCA Syllabus – Structure Options Module (Any Two) P7 Adv Audit & Assurance (AAA) P6 Adv Taxation (ATX) P5 Adv Performance Management (APM) P4 Adv Financial Management (AFM) Essentials Module P3 Business Analysis (BA) P2 Corporate Reporting (CR) P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics (GRE) Professional level (5 papers) The Professional level is divided into two modules – Essentials and Options. Professional Level exams are three hours long and are paper-based.

6 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Local Variant Papers  Three local variant papers: -  F4 Corporate and Business Law (Malta Variant)  F6 Taxation (Malta Variant)  P6 Advanced Taxation (Malta Variant)

7 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION The Process  Modules must be sat in the following order: Knowledge, Skills, Essentials and Options.  Up to four exams may be taken at any sitting and exams may be taken in any order.  Knowledge module exams are two hours long and can be sat as computer or paper-based exams.  The Skills module and all Professional Level exams are three hours long and are paper-based.  As from December 2014 the examination of F4 will be of 2 hours duration

8 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Professional Ethics Course  Must be completed before finally applying for membership  Available online, on CD-ROM or paper-based  Made available once eligible to take P1 (Governance )  Best taken when – or before – sitting P1

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10 Course Administration  Start and finish times  Breaks  Daily attendance register  Mix & Match - If you can’t make one of the course dates, you must contact Customer Services to check on availability of a different session.

11 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Facilities  Rest rooms  Canteen/common room  Vending machines  Internet facilities – free wifi  After class study room  Computer laboratory  Parking (level -5) Switch off Mobile Phones

12 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION  100% attendance  On time  Registers  Absence/illness 12 Academic Expectations - Attendance

13 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Classroom Tuition and study support Classroom tuition and course notes  Focussed on target knowledge  What you need to know to pass the exam Study Support  Home study is vital  Comprehensive guidance provided in end of day checkpoints, including recommended exam standard question practice  Virtual learning environment (see next slide)

14 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MyStudy Online learning resource which brings the classroom experience to you via online technology.  A comprehensive collection of classroom recordings for every session.  Interactive versions of key study materials.  Additional testing facilities.  Offered with every Classroom course at no additional charge

15 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Virtual Learning Environment - How to get access Existing students – added on Your new course will be added to your existing Learning Plan – log-in details remain unchanged. New students – will be ed Visit: https://learn.bpp.com Any problems – please follow the link to the support page

16 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Virtual Learning Environment Why have we developed this? To save you hours of time outside the classroom when revisiting tricky topics What’s included? Online lectures for each chapter and your Study Text in an interactive e- book format How does it work? You can access the online learning environment from any PC* with an internet connection *Minimum requirements apply How much does it cost? Nothing! The online environment is provided at no additional cost to the classroom course Online support for your course

17 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Course Exams  Two course exams included with each Introductory course  Students will be able to sit for Course exam 1 half way through the Introductory course and Course exam 2 at the end of the Introductory course  Course exam 1 & 2 will be self corrected  Copy of suggested solutions will be distributed to students on presentation of attempted script  The above does not apply to F1, F2, F3

18 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Mock Exams  A Mock Exam is offered free of charge to all students who have booked on both an Introductory and Revision course combined and also Integrated courses  This service is also offered to students who book on an Introductory Course or a Revision course at a fee of €10 per paper  Students who have not booked a course with BPP may also sit for mock exams at a fee of €20 per exam

19 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Mock Exams  F1/FAB, F2/FMA, F3/FFA are self corrected  All other papers are corrected by the lecturer  Copy of suggested solutions will be distributed after the mock exam

20 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Pass Assurance Scheme (F4 –P7) You must:  Book on both a taught course and a revision course.  Attend all classes (on time).  Attempt course exam 2  Attempt mock exam and score at least 30%. E.g.: If you fail the exam in June and qualify for Pass Assurance Scheme you can attend the next retake revision course free of charge

21 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Choosing a Classroom Course  When you book an Introductory Course with BPP, you will receive:  Quality tutor contact  Targeted, specially written course notes  BPP Study Text for reference support  BPP Passcards  Two course exams (excluding F1,F2 and F3)  MyStudy

22 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Choosing a Classroom Course  When you book a Revision Course with BPP, you will receive:  Quality tutor contact  Targeted, specially written revision notes (excluding F1, F2 and F3)  BPP Revision Kit – a source of exam standard questions and answers  MyStudy

23 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting  Partnership between ACCA and Oxford Brookes University  Indicate on the initial registration form  Submit a Research and Analysis Project (not exceeding 7000 words) and a Key Skills Statement (not exceeding 2000 words)

24 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Fees for 2014  Registration Fee  ACCA: Stg. 81  MIA: €62 (subject to change)  Annual Subscription (payable by not later than 1 January following date of registration)  ACCA: Stg.81  MIA: €62 (subject to change)

25 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CBE Examinations  Available for all Knowledge module papers (F1/FAB, F2/FFA, F3/FFA)  Flexible – instant results and not limited to the June and December paper based exam session

26 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CBE Examinations  Type of questions :  Objective test questions – short questions  Multi task questions – MCQs, multiple response, multiple response matching, number entry, hotshots and gapfill questions  CBE Specimen paper may be found on the ACCA website :

27 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CBE Examinations  Computer based examinations are automatically generated so that each candidate gets a different set of questions  the written exam is made up of a pre-selected set of questions

28 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CBE Examinations  Students registered under the FIA/MIA qualification must achieve FAB, FMA and FFA before transferring to the ACCA/MIA professional Joint Scheme  Students who achieve F1/FAB, F2/FMA and F3/FFA and complete the Foundations in Professionalism (FIP) Module will be awarded the Diploma in Accounting and Business  Students to opt for F3(INT)

29 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CBE Examinations  BPP is an Licenced CBE Centre  Held over a period of approximately 4 weeks  Applications must be submitted by not later than 3 days prior to the selected exam dates directly to BPP  CBEs sat between 1 February and 31 July count towards the June exam session  CBEs sat between 1 August and 31 January count towards the December exam session

30 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CBE Examinations  2014 Fees for CBEs:  €75 per paper (subject to change) for students who have booked an Integrated Course with BPP  €90 per paper (subject to change) for students who have not booked a course with BPP

31 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Paper based Exam/Exemptions deadlines  For the June examinations  8 March – Early  8 April – Standard  8 May - Late  For the December examinations  8 September – Early  8 October – Standard  8 November - Late

32 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Examination Fees for 2014  Knowledge  EarlyStg. 69 per exam  StandardStg 74 per exam  LateStg 225 per exam  Skills  EarlyStg. 87 per exam  StandardStg. 93 per exam  LateStg. 245 per exam  Professional  EarlyStg. 100 per exam  StandardStg 108 per exam  LateStg. 259 per exam

33 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Online Classroom (OCR)  Flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you  Online and physical materials including comprehensive classroom recordings and BPP course notes  Online tutor and classmates  Add on a Face to Face revision course and get a 25% discount if booked together with an online classroom course  Does not apply for local variants F4,F6 and P6

34 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Supportive tutors  Our tutors are qualified accountants/specialists, who can appreciate and empathise with what you are going through.  Regular progress tests are used to ensure that your tutor can monitor your progress.  We operate an open door policy as BPP believes that our tutors are there to help you pass exams.

35 BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Student Services  BPP will support you from your initial enquiry right through to passing your final exam.  We have a dedicated and well-trained student services team who can answer your questions and help attend to any problems.

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