Business, Accounting & Law

Accounting Technician (Final 4 Papers)

  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Principal Areas of Study
  • Assessment & Award
  • Career/Academic Progression
  • Tutor Profile

This course is for those who have completed Year 1 of the ACCA Accounting Technician Course.

The ACCA Accounting Technician Qualification is the first step in ACCA's lifelong learning path.  The second year of the ACCA-CAT course will complete the modules required for this qualification.  It will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to provide competent accounting support to business managers in all aspects of the financial sector.  It will provide a wide range of career opportunities in many different contexts and excellent academic progression.

We Provide the following:

  • A dynamic structured & supportive environment
  • Team of experienced & highly qualified ACCA lecturers.
  • Designed to ensure students maximise their opportunity for results.
  • Small class sizes guaranteed with personal support.
  • Excellent facilities and a unique campus atmosphere.
  • Centrally located with easy access to all transport networks.

Registration directly with ACCA online:
ACCA Connect Telephone: 01 4475678
ACCA Connect Address: 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow G3 8BW

Learners will have completed some or all of year 1 of the Accounting Technician CAT Qualification 
Important to have a good standard of English -  IELTS 5.0 or equivalent TOEFL score is acceptable for applicants whose first language is not English.


Modules Units

Management Accounting (FMA)
To develop the knowledge and ability to apply appropriate management accounting concepts and foundations in accountancy techniques for decision making, planning and control including forecasting techniques, the preparation of budgets and standard costs and performance measurement.
Accountant in Business (FAB)
To understand business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences on such aspects as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security. Additionally, to introduce certain aspects of the regulatory framework as they affect auditing and governance, examining the roles of internal and external auditors and introducing the importance of internal control. The syllabus also introduces key management and people issues such as individual and team behaviour, leadership, motivation, personal effectiveness and professional ethics in accounting and business.
Foundations in Taxation (FTX)
To develop the core knowledge of the underlying principles and the major technical areas of taxation, as they affect the activities of individuals and businesses, at a level appropriate for someone working at technician level. Having covered the core areas of the basic taxes, candidates should be able to compute tax liabilities, explain the basis of their calculations, complete the tax returns and identify the compliance issues for each major tax through a variety of business and personal scenarios and situations.
Foundations in Financial Management (FFM)
To examine all aspects of cash and working capital management, and to develop an understanding of the sources of short and long-term finance. To develop the knowledge and understanding of the way organisations finance their operations and plan, allocate and control resources to optimise returns.

Accounting Technician Brochure

Assessment & Award/s
ACCA is assessed by formal examinations for all papers.  Dorset College is a registered CBE (Computer Based Exam) Centre. Sudents registered with ACCA may take Computer Based Examinations for Papers 1-7 in Dorset College at scheduled times.

On successful completion of the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician examinations, you will receive an invitation to become a Certified Accounting Technician. In order to obtain the qualification and use the designatory letters Certified Accounting Technician CAT after your name, you must also satisfy the appropriate practical financial work experience requirement (1 Year) and online ethics exam.

ACCA Certified Accounting Technician CAT
On completion of Papers: in Year 1 & 2 +1 Year Work Experience +
Compulsory Module: Foundations in Professionalism and Ethics to be completed online

Compulsory Module: Foundations in Professionalism and Ethics to be completed online
Students taking the ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business or the ACCA Accounting Technician Qualifications are required to complete Foundations in Professionalism. This is an online, interactive module, designed to help learners develop their understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically in the work carry they out.

You can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after completing the exam component of the qualification you are aiming to achieve and you only need to successfully complete this module once, even if you decide to complete one or more of the qualification.  There is no set time allocated to completing Foundations in Professionalism. It is advisable to complete the module at your own pace to allow you to reflect on what you have learnt.

Students are responsible for the payment of registration fees which are made directly to ACCA.  All candidates MUST be registered with ACCA and hold a valid ACCA registration ID card prior to being entered for the online examinations (CBE’s.)  Registration for Paper-based Examinations is made directly with ACCA. Textbooks will be required for each subject and full details will be given on enrolment.

If you wish to take part in specific paper-based examination sessions, please click on the link below for detailed information.

Registration directly with ACCA online:  
ACCA Connect contact detail: Telephone: 01 4475678
ACCA Connect Address:  2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow G3 8BW


The Accounting Technician Course offers superb career opportunities in many different contexts. It provides a clearly defined career path with excellent academic opportunities.

ACCA Accounting Technician qualification provides the knowledge and understanding required to work in accounting support roles in all aspects of the financial sector and is an ideal introduction into accountancy.

Benefits of ACCA Professional Qualifications

  • Gain a Professional Qualification and work in Accounting and Finance support roles
  • Gain the skills that offer a clearly defined career path with excellent academic progression
  • Gain highly regarded qualifications that provide an ideal introduction into accountancy
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification with global opportunities
  • Completion of the ACCA-CAT Course offers automatic transfer to Paper F4 of the ACCA Qualification.

Progression Opportunities

  • Progression to the 2nd year of the ACCA Qualification and the option to complete  the Honours BSc in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brooks University
  • Gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business by completing Papers FMA & FAB

John Kilcoyne B.A., ACA,AITI, ADIFRS is a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant. He has over 14 years experience across the finance function in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. His innovative approach to lecturing is structured to maximise the student's learning experience and optimise the student's exam success.

He draws on a broad range of lecturing experience, having previously delivered on business and mathematical programmes for the Open University, the Communications and Management Institute, as well as postgraduate lecturing at Dublin City University. John successfully completed an advanced diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards in 2008 to copper fasten both his domestic and international accounting expertise. He is currently undertaking an international taxation programme with the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK).

Start Dates: Monday, Wednesday from 29/09/2014 to 22/04/2015
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