Applied Knowledge


ACCA Applied Knowledge

ACCA Applied Knowledge will develop your understanding of essential financial, business and management accounting techniques. You’ll learn basic business and management principles and the skills required of an accountant working in business.

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This level consists of three mandatory subjects (Business and Technology (BT), Management Accounting (MA) and Financial Accounting (FA)) which can be sat in any order. Once you’ve completed all three subjects, you can move onto the next level - Applied Skills.

You need to achieve a mark of 50% or higher to pass these subjects. These are taken as two hour computer-based exams.

Entry requirements

If you’re AAT qualified, you’re exempt from this level and can start ACCA Applied Skills straight away.

If you’ve graduated with a degree accredited by ACCA, you may be eligible for exemptions from both Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills.


You should check whether you're eligible on the ACCA website and apply for any exemptions launch before you start studying.


You’ll learn about the role of accounting in the business environment and develop the practical skills and techniques required of an accountant.

Management Accounting (MA)


You’ll learn accountancy techniques to support management in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a range of business contexts.


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Financial Accounting (FA)


You’ll learn the underlying concepts relating to financial accounting and develop proficiency in techniques, such as double entry accounting and the preparation of basic financial statements.


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Business and Technology (BT)


This subject will introduce you to basic business principles and how the different systems within business interact with each other.


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Course overview

Timetables and study methods

Study methods available for this level

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The benefits of a traditional classroom but with the flexibility of an online environment. Live interactive classes at a scheduled time delivered by expert lecturers following the same exam focused material and structure as traditional classroom courses.

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Exams and sittings

Timings and working towards a sitting

You must pass all three mandatory exams to complete this level. All exams are computer based (CBE) and assess all areas of the syllabus. CBEs must be booked directly with the ACCA.

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How long does it take to pass?

Most students complete this level within 6 to 12 months, however this varies and will depend on how quickly you want to complete the course. Applied Knowledge exams are on demand computer-based exams, which means that they can be sat at any point in the year as there are no specific exam sittings.

Study materials and delivery costs

Live Online and OnDemand learners will receive printed and online study materials. OnDemand learners will receive digital materials but are able to purchase hard copy materials from our bookshop.

Materials included in every Live Online course:

Study text

A textbook covering the full subject syllabus with worked examples and activities. We’re an ACCA-approved content provider, so you can be confident you're learning exactly what you need for the exam.

Integrated workbook (Live Online and OnDemand students only)

Helps you work through the syllabus, with room to write your notes. It helps you keep everything in one place to make it easy to study and revise from.

Exam kit

Included in the exam kit is our recommended revision approach and a revision plan, exam technique guide, an analysis of past exams* with exam specific information, and practice questions with answers covering all areas of the syllabus.

*Where past papers have been made available by ACCA.

Pocket notes

Our ACCA pocket notes are pocket-sized, brief revision notes that highlight and prioritise the essential topics you need to understand to pass your exams.

Study programme

Integrated into your MyKaplan course, this outlines the course structure, providing guidance on what to do, and when.

Application modules

Core study material that all students receive. It’s tutor-led with interactive tasks to help deepen your understanding of key topic areas.

For OnDemand learners to buy the materials separately

You can buy ACCA approved books for each subject on this level.

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Delivery costs

How much it costs to deliver your study materials and how long it takes depends on where in the world you live.

Delivery fees are as follows:

Malaysia - RM60
Rest of Asia/America - $47
All other countries - 40EUR

Please note that due to varying interpretations of the post-Brexit EU/UK trading agreement, some EU countries are imposing import duty on the value of the goods received from the UK. It is payable by the end consumer via the delivery company and your delivery may be withheld until paid. This may vary from country to country and be up to a value of 20% of the value of the study material.

Our standard delivery times are:

Malaysia - 3 to 5 working days*
EU – 5 to 7 working days*
Rest of the World – 7 to 10 working days*
*Subject to availability.

Delivery charges apply to all OnDemand and Live Online courses which include printed materials. If delivery charges are applicable for your course, they will be shown during the online checkout process, before you complete your payment details.

Tutor support

We’ll support you every step of the way throughout your learning experience with us. You can contact a tutor and get the help you need quickly and easily.

Provided by our Academic Support team (our dedicated team of expert tutors):

  • LiveChat (instant feedback)
  • Email (we'll get back to you within 4 hrs)
  • Online community (we’ll get back to you within 4 hrs)

Testing and mocks

We have a wealth of materials to help you revise for and pass your exams.

All study methods come with:

Knowledge checks

As you go along, knowledge checks help assess your understanding of a topic before you move onto the next one.

Mock exam

Practice your exam technique with a mock exam, which replicates the format of the final exam, so you can check your progress. Mocks are computer marked and correct answers can be viewed online so you can learn from your answers. We provide you with model answers so you can learn and look to improve your own answer.

Exam preparation tests

This includes a minimum of 2 questions per syllabus area.

Consolidation test

This is a short assessment of approximately 50 marks. Computer marked with feedback provided directly to you.

Progress test

This is a mock exam that closely reflects the real exam format. Computer marked with immediate access to review and learn from your answers.

Practice tests x 3

Once you complete the exam-style questions, you’ll receive a score showing how you have performed across the syllabus. This will highlight your strengths and weaknesses, and help you to plan your revision before the real exam.

MyKaplan: online learning environment

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MyKaplan is an online learning portal with practical resources to help you prepare for your exams.

Online features
  • View your online materials in one place and access your content in a few clicks
  • Contact a tutor directly using live chat or email
  • Complete tests and get instant feedback
  • Take part in forum discussions with students and tutors and find answers to common questions
  • See instantly when your assessments have been marked
  • Access on mobile, tablet, computer or through the dedicated mobile app

Access duration

Your chosen study method determines how long you can access your content for. All extensions are for existing content and do not include any updated content.

Live Online

Three months from last lesson date, with one three month free extension on request.


As long as the subscription is active, content will be made available.

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