- December 13, 2017 at 7:16 am
Some of the eligibility rules are quite complex so we advise the best way of getting reliable information is to contact OBU direct at ACCA@brookes.ac.uk
(BTW a thesis is a very detailed research document of probably a minimum of 100,000 words that is submitted for the award of a doctorate. So there is not comparison with what you are taking about and hoping to submit – merely a 7,500 research and analysis REPORT !)
PLEASE NOTE: we specifically have requested that students do NOT keep opening new threads when we already have an existing one!December 13, 2017 at 7:28 am
This is about language proficiency rather than residency so I suspect you still need to provide relevant copies of certificates.
Many of the eligibility rules are quite complex so we advise the best way of getting reliable information is to contact OBU direct at ACCA@brookes.ac.ukDecember 13, 2017 at 7:42 am
Possibly for most students unless they have at least O level / GCSE Grade C English Language (or equivalent) there can be issues – though as you have A levels it should mean that your proficiency isn’t a problem in your particular case.
I think your F4 from 2013 is also proof of English language skills however others note: recent F4 isn’t – as it is now a multi-choice paper it is no longer acceptable evidence.January 18, 2018 at 1:56 am
Hi, I have passed 8 acca papers and I’m opted into Bsc. Degree. However I did not submit any proof of english proficiency before passing f7. Though at the time of acca registration I had uploaded my o’level certificate and my grade in English was B, which I thought was enough for bsc eligibility and didnot submit it again before passing f7.
I’m afraid that my obu status might change after completing all 9 exams. Is it too late to submit my proof of English proficiency?January 19, 2018 at 12:05 am
I think it is the opt in that counts. However check with email@example.com as they will be able to give you a definitive answerFebruary 23, 2018 at 2:20 am
why were you not eligible?February 23, 2018 at 9:50 am
please advice my case:
1) My last eligible exam session – June 2019
2) My current situation – Left final paper, F9 – to take exam in coming June 2018, left Sept & Dec’18 attempts if did not pass.
3) Opted in OBU degree – plan to take mentor ship class in Mar’18, give myself 3 months to complete the thesis & submit in Nov’18, provided i pass my June’18 exam, result out in Aug’18.
My concern is – i did finish my thesis say in May/June’18 but wait submit in Nov’18 because need clear F9 first. Will there be sudden announcement of changes in topic or thesis requirement that result in my completed thesis become unusable and need modify again to fulfill the new requirement( layout, extra work)?
If my Nov’18 submission get failed grade, i have to modify and submit again in May’19. Result out in Aug/sept’19 but my last eligibility is June’19 so can i still get my obu degree if say may’19 submission passed?
please help to clear my worry as i wish to get my OBU degree cert before my last eligibility.
ThanksFebruary 23, 2018 at 3:29 pm
To be eligible for OXFORD BROKES BSC , i gave ielts. I got overall band of 6.5. With 7.5 iistening , 6.5 in speaking, 6.5 in reading and 5.5 in writing. Do i meet the required english language requirements ?February 24, 2018 at 10:24 am
I suggest you contact the ACCA Brookes Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
They will be able to give you an accurate and reliable responseFebruary 24, 2018 at 10:29 am
I suggest you contact the ACCA Brookes Office by email at email@example.com
They will be able to give you an accurate and reliable response -something we cannot do when there are so many potentially complex factors 🙂February 24, 2018 at 10:50 am
The good news is that most UK accredited online degree courses will give some accreditation for prior learning such as the ACCA papers passed.
The potential problem however is that every alternative I can think of will be much more expensive as you will be paying course fees.
Although you mention just a bachelor’s degree, you probably could be accepted for a Masters. Oxford Brookes itself offers both a Masters in Applied Accounting and Global MBA (Master of Business Administration). Check them out via the following links:
(Do not be tempted by some of the ‘degrees’ awarded by unaccredited organisations purporting to offer degrees as all you will be doing is paying for a worthless bit of paper).March 2, 2018 at 10:04 am
Initially I was always opted for the OBU BSC degree programme and have just completed my last F level paper in December 2017. (F7)
I just noticed that my ACCA portal it says not eligible for OBU Degree Partneship. After searching about it I discovered it is because of English Language Requirements. And I knew that ACCA students who pass F4 after June 2014 will need to have the relevant english language certificate to submit the RAP for BSC degree programme. Unfortunatey I passed my F4 exam in December 2014.
The question is that can I now give the exam of IELTS to suffice for the requirement and to be eligible for the programme. Somewhere I read to provide the appropriate certificate and update before completing F7, F8 & F9. I have just completed my F levels last session. I really dont want to miss out on the degree programme and its really freaking me out.
Please advice on the same as IELTS is very small exam and i am confident enough that i will get the relevant certificate asap. But can I do the same now as i have already completed my F levels. I am very worried and in a panic as i dont want to miss out on the degree programme.
Expecting a quick response.March 2, 2018 at 10:58 am
I have just finished my final F level paper in December 2017, i was always opted for BSC OBU degree programme. But now on my ACCA portal it shows not eligible for OBU and i assume it is because of the english language certificate.
I always knew i need english language certificate to submit RAP was not aware that this was to be done before i complete my last F level papers.
Please advise as to what can i do now? I have not contacted the ACCA as of yet. I am very worries, having no other degree I am very desperate and always relied on BSC OBU.March 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm
Do contact the ACCA BSc office as they really are the only ones who can advise. The email address is given above.April 10, 2018 at 8:30 am
My question is regarding 10 years limit the day you get registered with ACCA for any exam . In my opinion its not a good thing for students either they doubt their examination system and they think that students who have passed an exam cant retain the knowledge gained regardless how experienced he might be they ignore his practical experience or they simply don’t believe in their recommended study materials and syllabus for subjects . Why Students bear any loss for such an arrangement which doesn’t make sense why dont you ask affiliates to resit exams every 10th year so there are double standards. ACCA and Brooks university should review their policy and should remove this restriction.April 10, 2018 at 10:42 am
The arrangements set are decided by ACCA and OBU and we at Opeen Tuition have no influence or input on them.
By the way I recall when I did my ACCA exams (many years ago) that there were a total of about 18 papers spread over 3 levels. I think it was actually more tight timewise then as well as the 10 year limit: initially you had 18 months to pass 5 written 3 hr papers and another 9 papers had to be passed within 3 1/2 years after that, the pass expired and you had to resist that paper (and t think you had to sit all the final papers together).
There is never an ideal scenario that will suit every student’s circumstances unfortunately…..May 15, 2018 at 12:24 pm
I had given and passed my f8 on Decemeber 2017 without having any knowledge about the fact that i had to opt in BSc hons before passing f7,f8 and f9. I sent an email to acca twice, but they said i was no longer eligible for it because i passed my F8 before opting in.
Now im anxious, as to whether this will effect my career, please i need a clear answer. And also if there are other degrees that i have to apply for before giving any other exam?
im currently getting prepared for my F7.
Thank you.May 15, 2018 at 5:33 pm
Unfortunately it is the case that you must be opted in before passing any F7/8/9 papers. I thought the default situation was that students were automatically opted in unless they chose to opt out. This seems not to be what has happened to you unless you inadvertently opted out?
Yes there are other degree courses available but they are quite costly in terms of fees. You could consider the MSc which OBU also offers to ACCA affiliates. See OBU News on our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/obuMay 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm
No i have not opted out. I as well thought it is automatically done. But all i want to know is whether this will cause me a handicap in my career?
thanks i will check them out.May 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm
To all the moderators
Kindly help me out as this is frustrating.
I contacted the Acca and Brookes offices but there answer is not satifactory.
I got exemptions from ACCA from f1 to f5. I want to get the OBU degree. The qualification on which base i got exemptions started in 2010.
does this means i have till 2020 to get the OBU degree.
Because on OBU acca website it says if you want the OBU bsc degree and you have exemptions based on a qualification which is 10 year older you have to forfeit all of them.
Or my qualification ended in 2014 does this mean i have till 2024 to complete Obu thesis ?
how does this 10 year rule apply ?May 19, 2018 at 4:42 pm
A clause states on acca and obu website that if you any exemptions based on a qualifcation which is 10 years older you will have to forfeit them inorder to be a part of obu.
Now i want to know this 10 year means beginning of that qualification on which basis you got exemptions
or it means end of qualification on which base one got exemptions
for example if i got exemptions in 2018 based on a qualification which started in 2010 do i have till 2020 to do my obu thesis
or my qualification ended in 2014 so it means i have till 2024 to complete obu thesis ?May 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm
Unfortunately we cannot give sound advice when it comes to administrative matters like this. The only people who can answer your question is the ACCA BSc Office as they set the rules so you will have to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
(By the way it is NOT a thesis – a thesis is something that is prepared for a higher degree it is a 7,500 word research and analysis project).May 19, 2018 at 6:46 pm
I understand your frustrations but ACCA and Brookes set the rules and only they can provide knowledgeable answers. You said their answer was not satisfactory – was this because it was not clear or because you hoped it would be 2024 and they have stated otherwise?
It tends to be the date you first registered with ACCA however as you are relying on exemptions going back to 2010, I suspect you have only until 2020 to complete as the 10 years most likely started from then. However as I say, we are not the authorities on this.May 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm
No actully i sent them the query again. This time again.
And their answer satisfied me.
Thanka for your input.May 20, 2018 at 10:33 am
I suggest that if the deadline is 2020 you think about submitting either in Period 37 or Period 38. Although we hope our students will always pass at the first attempt (the overall pass rate is in the region of 64% but lower for first submissions) that would allow you at least one and possibly 2 resubmission attempts before the deadline. Don’t forget you need to ensure you have completed the ethics module and all students must have opted in to do the degree before passing F7/8/9. (There is often confusion about this so check before hand as you cannot opt back in after passing any of these papers)
If doing Topic 8 the industry sections will be changing for P37 and won’t be announced until the end of June / beginning of July but you could read up on what is required in the current Information Pack. As I always suggest starting the analysis itself with the application of models you could focus on how to go about doing a good SWOT, PESTLE or Porter’s 5 Forces so that when you do select a company you can then get a head start.
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