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A while back I made a post about whether or not I should go for ACA or ACCA but the answers bought up a further question.
When do I start studying/registering myself to earn a qualification (ACA or ACCA)? During my undergraduate studies? During my masters? I’m just a first year student in uni so I’m not entirely sure of the timeline.
(also more advice on ACA vs ACCA is always welcome!)
If you’re going to self-study I would recommend ACCA – you will find far more support and free resources – e.g. here on OpenTuition’s website. Everything about ACA is more expensive – subscriptions, exam fees, courses, etc – but at the end of the day, the qualifications are equivalent – I should know – I am ACA and FCCA.
If you’re doing a “relevant degree” – i.e. anything with a business/accountancy element, you should look here to see what exemptions you should expect https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/help/exemptions-calculator.html
There’s no point self-studying for ACCA until you know what you’re self-studying for (!)
Once you’re made up your mind and started on ACCA you will find that you get more response posting to the relevant ACCA forums – here https://opentuition.com/forum/acca-forums (where there is a “new to ACCA” forum) or here to ask a tutor https://opentuition.com/forum/ask-acca-tutor-forums