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ACCA Strategic Professional Level AdvDip (CPD)

ACCA Strategic Professional Level AdvDip (CPD)

Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Acca - Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants

Course type


Course Summary

Looking to become a chartered certified accountant? The University of Bolton is a Gold-status ACCA Approved Learning Partner and completing this programme at our Institute of Management Greater Manchester will allow you to achieve your ACCA Strategic Professional Level in just 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).

Course Details

The University of Bolton is proud to be a Gold-status ACCA Approved Learning Partner, and this ACCA Strategic Professional Level programme provides up to 10 hours’ specialist tuition per week (two three-hour sessions and two two-hour sessions) to help you secure ACCA Strategic Professional status.

Each paper is only taught by a subject specialist who holds or is working towards a PhD in that area, or a fully qualified CCAB accountant. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from up to 70 hours’ tuition per paper, with timetabled blocks set aside for tuition, revision, question practice and exam technique.

A personal tutor will be available to guide and advise you throughout the programme, with the focus consistently aimed at helping you to acquire the essential techniques needed to pass each exam.

Course Highlights:

  • The ACCA Strategic Professional Level is a key element in acquiring ACCA membership, which could improve your career progression and earning potential.
  • Students learn only from specialist tutors or fully qualified CCAB accountants.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge relevant to any business sector.
  • You’ll also have the chance to explore professional ethics in depth.
  • This course is designed to explore the advanced techniques, values and skills needed by accountants working at senior levels in advisory or consultancy roles.

Key Features:

  • Two weeks of intensive exam revision and planning sessions are built into the programme.
  • There is a consistent focus on helping students acquire the essential techniques needed to pass each exam.
  • You’ll be assigned a personal tutor, who’ll be available to guide, advise and assist you throughout your studies.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the ACCA Strategic Professional Level exams is an essential step on the way to achieving the ACCA Qualification and becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. Chartered Certified accountants can work across many different organisations that range from large, multinational companies to small, local businesses.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

This course will provide you with a platform to enter a range of sectors including banking, investment and insurance, retail and sales, IT, recruitment and human resources, management consultancy and government agencies such as HM Revenue and Customs.

Once you have achieved all the elements of the ACCA Strategic Professional Level, you’ll be eligible to apply for ACCA membership. You can also pursue an MSc programme. After five years as an ACCA member, and dependent on the completion of continuing professional development (CPD), you're awarded the title of Fellow (FCCA).

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 1 year | 02-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should have successfully completed, or been granted exemptions from, ACCA papers F1-F9. Exemptions can also be from undergraduate accounting degree programmes; for instance, graduates of the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Accountancy are granted the maximum nine paper exemptions from the ACCA.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more

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