7 ACCA courses to become a qualified accounting professional

We’ve written a lot about the value of an ACCA qualification here at Digital Senior, and we trust that you know it too. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? Without further ado, here’s a summary of the various ACCA tuition providers in Singapore! A note about ACCA Approved Learning Partners: These are institutions that have been assessed by ACCA and received their seal of approval. There are three levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

*All fees are accurate as of May 2019 and are in SGD unless otherwise specified. Misc fees excluded. This list is neither exhaustive nor an endorsement of the mentioned education institutions/providers, so please do adequate research of your own to make sure your favoured institute best suits your needs! 

Part of the Amity Education Group, which has over 20 years of experience in the education field, Amity Global Institute offers an ACCA preparatory course delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops, business games and simulations and directed independent study. Amity Global Institute’s campuses are located at the National Library and 3 Kay Siang Road (Tanglin).

Fees: 8,800 for local and international students
Duration: 36 months (full-time and part-time available)
Accreditation: Amity Global Institute is EduTrust certified.

Kaplan Singapore has taught thousands of ACCA candidates and was the first training centre in Singapore to offer the Oxford Brookes University Honours Degree Programme in Applied Accounting, which enables ACCA students to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, upon successful completion of the ACCA Fundamental Level examinations. For those who prefer to do self study, Kaplan Singapore offers ACCA Live Online lessons for purchase.

Fees: Ranges from 700-1,400 for main classes, depending on which paper. Early bird rates and discounted rates (for resit candidates) are available
Duration: 36 months
Accreditation: Kaplan Singapore is EduTrust certified and a Platinum ACCA Approved Learning Partner.

LSBF Singapore is located in the CBD (5 minutes away from Tanjong Pagar MRT). The institution’s ACCA preparatory course offers students flexible learning—whether it be full-time, part-time, or through online classes on LSBF Online—and study materials such as HD videos and lecture notes in soft copy. The first school here to offer customized learning packages, LSBF Singapore guarantees a pass for those who sign up for their Premium package (upon meeting a few Terms and Conditions).

Fees: There are 3 different course packages to choose from: Basic, Standard, and Premium. Fees range from 450 to 1,120 for Basic, 600-1,400 for Standard, and 750-1,560 for Premium. Super early bird and early bird prices are available. You can use your SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fees at LSBF.
Duration: 36 months (full-time and part-time available)
Accreditation: LSBF (Singapore) is EduTrust certified and an ACCA Approved Platinum Learning Partner, as well as an ACCA-Licensed CBE Centre.

Located at TripleOneSomerset, SAA Global Education was established in 1985 as the Singapore Accountancy Academy. The institution offers preparatory courses for a range of professional qualifications (from CIMA to ICAEW), and has been offering their ACCA programme since 1985. ACCA candidates who choose to study with SAA Global Education have the option to go for a ‘student exchange programme’, which allows them to study for semester in Malvern International’s other campuses (London, Malaysia, Indonesia) for free.

Fees: Ranges from 610-800 for locals for main classes, depending on which paper. Super early bird and early bird prices are available. International students pay 6,200 (12 months).
Duration: 36 months (part-time and full-time available)
Accreditation: SAA Global Education is EduTrust certified and an ACCA approved learning partner. SAA-GE is also an ACCA-Licensed CBE Centre.

FTMS was established in Singapore in 1986, and is part of 13 campuses located throughout Asia and Africa. The learning institution was the first in the world to develop and deliver online training for ACCA (preparatory courses for ACCA are also offered here). Those who choose to study with FTMS can expect to receive exclusive lecture notes and comprehensive revision kits. Located in town (5 minutes from Raffles MRT), FTMS has had over 400 ACCA prize winners.

Fees: Ranges from 500-1,260 per paper for the ACCA Premier Course (classroom learning), 300-1,260 for per paper for the Blending Learning option (online plus classroom learning. The ACCA Premier Course is SkillsFuture credit claimable.
Duration: 36 months
Accreditation: FTMSGlobal Academy is EduTrust certified.

Established in 2004, Ocean Business School is located at Lavender. The institution specializes in bilingual teaching for the ACCA and LCCI certifications.  Ocean Business School’s ACCA classes are available monthly when required, and has a typical lecturer to student ration of 1:20.

Fees: Please enquire directly with the institution.
Duration: 36 months (part-time)
Accreditation: Ocean Business School is registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE), and is also a Gold ACCA approved learning partner and ACCA-Licensed CBE Centre.

SIM GE’s ACCA course is for individuals preparing to take the Strategic Business Leader and Strategic Business Reporting papers. Content is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and exam-focused revision weekly (with lectures recorded for reference).

Fees: 5,800 (an estimate for the October 2019 intake)
Duration: 9 months (per paper, part-time)
Accreditation: SIM Global Education is EduTrust certified and an ACCA approved Silver learning partner.


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