Accountancy courses at

City Campus, Newport

Celebrating 40 years of ACCA tuition in 2013
Public Sector Accountancy
College of the Year 2012
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Accountancy programmes have been delivered
at our Newport campuses since the early 1970’s
and 2013 will see the celebration of 40 years of
ACCA at Newport. The ICAEW ACA qualifcation
was added to our portfolio in 2012. The University
of South Wales, City Campus, Newport is an
ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner, a
CIMA Learning Quality Partner and an ICAEW
Partner in Learning. We are also one of only a few
study centres nationwide who are able to ofer
an internally assessed course for all of the ACCA
Fundamentals Level papers.
At City Campus, Newport, a stunning modern building on
the banks of the River Usk, you can study undergraduate
Accountancy degrees, MSc Accounting and ACCA, CIMA and
ICAEW professional programmes. We also ofer a suite of Finance
short courses (‘Governance Best Practice’, ‘Cash Management’
and ‘Accounting for Non-Financial Managers’) plus CPD/
technical update training.
In the PQ Magazine Awards of 2012, we won the ‘Public Sector
Accountancy College of the Year’ award and one of our tutors
was shortlisted for the ‘Lecturer of the Year’ award (we were
shortlisted in both categories at the 2013 Awards). In 2011, one
of our ACCA Year 4 students won the prestigious PQ ‘Student of
the Year’ award, Newport was runner up in the ‘Public Sector
Accountancy College of the Year’ award and one of our tutors
was again shortlisted for the ‘Lecturer of the Year’ award. In 2010,
Newport was the winner of the ‘Public Sector Accountancy
College of the Year’ award and a CIMA student was short-listed
for the PQ ‘Student of the Year’ award.
BSc Accountancy plus ACCA and CIMA achieved excellent
scores in the National Student Survey 2012. Overall Satisfaction
stood at 94% and scores were above sector averages (often
considerably so) in the majority of categories. Indeed, our
Accountancy provision was frst in Wales for ‘Teaching’ and
‘Assessment & Feedback’ and joint frst for ‘Organisation &
Management’.
Our Accounting teaching team includes 11 qualifed
accountants who have signifcant industry and accounting
practice experience, as well as signifcant experience of teaching
professional accountancy qualifcations. A number of the
team: are markers for professional body exams; contribute
to study note articles published in the professional journals;
contribute to on-line professional student forums; engage
in quality control work for the professional bodies such as
exam paper assessorship or validation of professional courses;
and/or are external examiners for other universities. We also
have signifcant links with the local and national professional
accountancy bodies, and we regularly attend their events (and
host their events at our Newport campuses).
The teaching team also contribute to the activities of our
Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC),
including the teaching of short courses, presenting at
practitioner and research events and conducting research into
areas such as sustainability accounting, charity governance
disclosures and professional education.
Question practice tutorials reinforce technical knowledge and
exam technique each and every week on all of our professional
programmes. The learning environment here is friendly and
supportive, and we are able to ofer an exceptional level of
pastoral support.
In short, the combination of the practical experience and
technical expertise of our lecturing team and our excellence
in teaching and learning make our Accountancy courses very
special. I hope that you will soon join us.
Jared Davies BSc ACA - Academic Subject Leader, Professional
Programmes, University of South Wales, City Campus,
Newport
For general enquiries regarding Accountancy
programmes available at City Campus, Newport,
please contact the University on 08455 19 47 87
or email enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Alternatively, contact Jared Davies, Academic
Subject Leader, Professional Programmes on
01633 432512 or jared.davies@southwales.ac.uk
www.southwales.ac.uk
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Why study accountancy
with us?
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Accountancy
qualifcation progression
1. The pre-2013 Accountancy degree at our Newport campus gives exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F7 & F9 and CIMA Certifcate.
ICAEW exemptions pending. Exemptions for Newport’s 2013 degree pending.
2. A good standard of maths and competency in the English language is required
3. The attainment of a training contract with an employer drives the entry criteria and so the most common entry
qualifcation to ACA is a good honours degree (1st or 2:1 degree classifcation)
4. AAT gives exemption from up to 5 of the ACA Certifcate exams (the exact number of exemptions will depend on the AAT options
chosen at Levels 3 & 4)
5. AAT gives exemption from ACCA papers F1-F3
6. AAT gives exemption from the CIMA Certifcate in Business Accounting
Newport’s BSc Accounting
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3 GCSEs & 2 A levels;
OR FIA Cert & Int;
OR equivalent
experience
No minimum entry
requirements
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No minimum entry
requirements
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Y1. Fundamentals
Level/
FIA Diploma
Knowledge
papers: F1-F3
Y2. Fundamentals
Level
Skills papers:
F4-F6
Y3. Fundamentals
Level
Skills papers:
F7-F9 (+P1*)
Y4. Professional
Level:
P1 (often sat in
Y3*)
P2-P3
+2 options
Y1. Certifcate
in Business
Accounting
C01-C05
Y2. Operational
Level
F1, P1, E1
Y3. Management
Level
F2, P2, E2
Y4. Strategic Level
F3, P3, E3
Y5. Case study
T4/TOPCIMA
Y1. Certifcate
in Finance,
Accounting &
Business
Y2. Professional
Level
Y3. Advanced
Level &
Case study
5 technical
modules:
PM;FM;CG;CR
& option
Contemporary
Issues and
Research
Methodology
Dissertation
ACCA CIMA ICAEW/ACA
AAT
entry
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Fast-track MSc entry
Newport’s
MSc Accounting
AAT
entry
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AAT
entry
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Why study ICAEW?
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
(ICAEW) ACA qualifcation is classed as a premium, gold standard
accountancy qualifcation both in the UK and globally. In 2010,
84% of FTSE 100 companies had an ICAEW Chartered Accountant
on the board. The ICAEW professional body currently has
17,600 students and 136,000 members worldwide. Students
enter full-time training contracts with accountancy practices or
other private/public companies/organisations; they achieve the
qualifcation by passing a series of external examinations (which
they study part-time) while gaining practical work experience. On
qualifcation, they become Chartered Accountants and are able
to use the letters ACA after their names. The qualifcation is hence
often referred to as the ‘ACA’ qualifcation.
The ACA qualifcation currently comprises of a Certifcate Level,
a Professional Level and an Advanced Level (which comprises of
Technical Integration papers and a Case Study). The Certifcate
Level modules also double up as the stand-alone ‘Certifcate in
Finance, Accounting & Business’ or ‘CFAB’ qualifcation, which is an
excellent qualifcation in its own right for non-fnancial managers.
The ACA qualifcation is unique in integrating technical areas at
the Advanced Level. Students are required to study fve technical
areas at this level (ethics & law, tax, audit & assurance, corporate
reporting and business analysis), which are then examined
together in the Business Reporting and Business Change papers.
These papers aim to simulate real-life business/accounting
practice environments, and the concept is taken further with
a fnal Case Study examination. Note that minor changes to
the Advanced Level will be introduced in 2014/15 due to the
evolution of the ACA Qualifcation.
In order to qualify as a Chartered Accountant students are
required to complete four essential elements as follows:
• 15 examinations
• 450 days of technical work experience
• Initial professional development
• Structured training in ethics
The ffteen examinations are as follows:
Certifcate Level
(Certifcate in Finance, Accounting & Business)
Accounting
Assurance
Law
Principles of Taxation
Business & Finance
Management Information
Professional Level
Audit and Assurance
Tax Compliance
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Financial Management
Business Planning: Taxation
Business Strategy
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Advanced Level
(NB - will alter from 2014/15)
Business Reporting
Business Change
Case Study
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This paper will not be taught during 2013/14 as we are in a transition period from the current ACA scheme to the evolved ACA
scheme.
Part-time course 2013-14
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England
and Wales (ICAEW) ACA qualifcation
Newport’s 2013-14 ACA course structure
Year 1
September-November
Certifcate exams sat November
November-March
Certifcate exams sat March
March-June
Professional exams sat June
Certifcate
Level
modules
plus one
Professional
Level module
Accounting
2.5 hours per
week for 10
weeks
Assurance
2.5 hours per
week for 10
weeks
Principles of
Tax
2.5 hours per
week for 10
weeks
Business &
Finance
2.5 hours per
week for 10
weeks
Audit & Assurance
7.5 hours per week for
5 weeks
Law
2.5 hours per
week for 10
weeks
Mgt Info
2.5 hours per
week for 10
weeks
4 DAY REVISION BLOCK AT END
including mock assessments
4 DAY REVISION BLOCK AT END
including mock assessments
2 DAY REVISION BLOCK AT END
including mock assessment
Year 2
September-December
Professional exams sat December
January-March
Professional exams sat March
April-June
Professional exams sat June
Professional
Level modules
Financial Management
3.5 hours per week for 11 weeks
Financial Accounting & Reporting
2.5/3.5 hours per week for 16 weeks
Tax Compliance
3.5 hours per week for 11 weeks
Tax Compliance (continued)
Business Planning: Tax
2.5/3.5 hours per week for 16 weeks
2-DAY REVISION BLOCK AT END
(FM) incl. mock assessment
REVISION BLOCK AT END (Tax)
incl. mock assessment
4-DAY REVISION BLOCK AT
END (FA&R & BP: Tax) incl. mock
assessments
Year 3 September-December January-March
April-July
Advanced Level exams sat July
Advanced
Level
Throughout year: tuition for Technical Integration papers Business Reporting & Business Change* (July
examinations). Technical areas: Ethics & Law; Tax; Audit & Assurance; Corporate Reporting; Business Analysis
Case Study
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*Note that these are current scheme Advanced Level modules. Evolved scheme modules will be available from 2014/15
Level Papers Timing of tuition (Monday) Contact Fees
Certifcate
Level
• Accounting
• Assurance
• Law
Teaching starts Monday 2nd September 2013,
9.30am - 5.45pm.
Three papers taught for 10 weeks.
Plus 4-day revision block at end of tuition.
Examinations w/c 18th Nov 2013.
Programme Leader:
Christine.Hellings@
southwales.ac.uk
01633 432966
£280 per
paper
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• Principles of Taxation
• Business and Finance
• Management
Information
Teaching starts Monday 25th November 2013,
9.30am - 5.45pm.
Three papers taught for 10 weeks.
Plus 4-day revision block at end of tuition.
Examinations w/c 10th March 2014.
Level Papers Timing of tuition (Monday/Wednesday) Contact Fees
Professional
Level
• Audit and Assurance Teaching starts Monday 17th March 2014,
9.30am-5.30pm.
7.5 hours per week for fve weeks (Mondays).
Plus 2-day revision block at end of tuition.
Examination w/c 9th June 2014.
Programme Leader:
Christine.Hellings@
southwales.ac.uk
01633 432966
£460 per
paper
#
• Tax Compliance
• Financial Management
Teaching starts Wednesday 4th September 2013,
9.30am – 5.00pm.
Financial Management taught for 11 weeks.
Plus 2-day revision block at end of tuition.
Examination w/c 9th December 2013.
Tax Compliance taught for 15 weeks.
Plus revision block at end of tuition.
Examination w/c 17th March 2014.
• Business Planning:
Taxation
• Financial Accounting &
Reporting
Teaching starts Wednesday 8th January 2014.
Two papers taught for 16 weeks.
Plus 4-day revision block at end of tuition.
Examinations w/c 9th June 2014.
Level Papers Timing of tuition (Wednesday) Contact Fees
Advanced
Level
Technical Integration
papers and Case Study
Tuition throughout the academic year for
Business Reporting and Business Change; Case
Study tuition Spring/Summer 2014.
Advanced stage exams w/c 21 July 2014.
Programme Leader:
Christine.Hellings@
southwales.ac.uk
01633 432966
Technical
Integration
papers
£520
#
Case Study
£550
#
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All dates and times are provisional.
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Please note that tuition fees INCLUDE the cost of study texts but EXCLUDE the cost of open-book exam texts and any fees payable
to the ICAEW professional body.
Tuition available during 2013/14 at Newport
Entry requirements and exemptions
Selection and admission criteria are wholly based on ICAEW-
stipulated rules. For more information, see:
http://careers.icaew.com. Students may enter the ACA
qualifcation with a variety of entry qualifcations. However, it
is the attainment of a training contract with an employer that
usually drives the entry criteria. We recommend that students
are in the fnal year of a training contract when they sit the fnal
Case Study examination.
• Open entry (i.e. entering with no previous qualifcations) is
possible. The ICAEW efectively use the Certifcate Level
modules as a ‘test hurdle’ for the remainder of the
qualifcation.
• School leavers. Students are advised by the ICAEW that
to gain a training contract with employers, they will need at
least three A* - C grades at GCSE (some employers may look
for fve A* - C grades and most employers will look for an A
or B in maths and English), and at least two A-level passes or
equivalent. Most employers will look for between 240 and 320
UCAS points and most will not recognise the points gained
from an A-level in general studies.
• Completion of the Association of Accounting Technicians
(‘AAT’) qualifcation gives exemption from up to 5 of the ACA
exams (the exact number of exemptions will depend on the
AAT options chosen at Levels 3 and 4).
• The most common entry qualifcation to ACA remains a
good honours degree, with achievement of a 1st or 2:1 degree
classifcation.
Course fees and fees payable to ICAEW
Training employers are charged an annual fee in arrears for each
of their registered students. The current fee is £165 per student
per year excluding VAT. The full amount is payable irrespective
of when a student leaves employment or becomes a member
during the year. Independent students are charged an initial
fee of £165 (+VAT where applicable) to become a registered
student. They are then charged an annual fee of £165 (+VAT
where applicable) on the 1 January following the date of
registration. It is common, but not compulsory, for a training
employer to pay exam entry fees on behalf on their students.
These fees are valid to 31 December 2013.
• Examination fees for the Certifcate Level - £65 per paper
• Examination fees for the Professional Level - £85 per paper
• Examination fees for the Advanced Level - £165 for each
Technical Integration module and £255 for the Case Study
• The costs of applying for accreditation for prior learning,
where applicable, are £65 for each Certifcate Level module
and £85 for each Professional Level module
Enrolment and induction sessions
• Induction will be undertaken from 9.30am on the 2nd
September 2013 at the City Campus. Enrolment procedures
will be advised at this point.
• Classes will be held at the City Campus.
• Detailed timetables, course handbooks, lecture programmes
etc will be distributed during the frst teaching and induction
sessions.
Further information and application forms
• For administrative queries, application forms or a prospectus
please contact the University on 08455 19 47 87 or via email
at: enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Note that the preferred method of application is online –
please see: www.southwales.ac.uk
• For academic queries regarding course content, timetables
etc please contact Christine Hellings, Programme Leader,
directly on 01633 432966 or via e-mail at:
Christine.Hellings@southwales.ac.uk
• Open evenings will be run during the Summer of 2013 at
the City Campus, Newport on 15 May, 25 June and 22 August.
Accountancy tutors will be available to discuss the course.
Each evening will run from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Please book
your place by visiting www.southwales.ac.uk for details.
Examination and professional body membership details
Certifcate Level examinations are computer based assessments
(CBA’s) and will be held in week commencing 18th November
2013 (for Accounting, Assurance and Law papers) and in week
commencing 10th March 2014 (for Principles of Taxation,
Business and Finance and Management Information papers).
Professional Level examinations are externally assessed and
will be held in week commencing 9th December 2013, week
commencing 17th March 2014 and week commencing 9th June
2014.
Advanced Level examinations are externally assessed and will
be held in week commencing 21st July 2014.
Details of how to register as a student are available at:
http://apps.icaew.com/index.cfm/route/1688/icaew_ga/en/
Students/Student_Registration
Details of externally assessed exams dates are available at:
http://www.icaew.com/en/qualifcations-andprogrammes/
aca/aca-training-in-the-uk/exams/exam-application
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ACCA qualifcation structure
Why study ACCA?
Looking after the interests of members in more than 170
countries, ACCA is the global body for professional accountants.
There are currently more than 432,000 students studying for the
ACCA Qualifcation worldwide, preparing to become the next
generation of FDs, CFOs, CEOs and Partners. With a network
of over 83 ofces and centres across the world, ACCA can ofer
localised support to students and members.
There are two important steps to becoming a professional
accountant: passing exams and undertaking relevant work
experience. Both the exams and the experience requirements
are set and approved by ACCA and meet industry requirements.
ACCA are the source of your technical knowledge and will
provide you with the context in which to use your expertise;
they also ensure that your qualifcation is rigorous, business
focused and delivers the skills employers are looking for.
Fundamentals Level
(Internally Assessed)
Knowledge Papers F1 Accountant In Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
Skills Papers F4 Corporate and Business Law
F5 Performance Management
F6 Taxation
F7 Financial Reporting
F8 Audit and Assurance
F9 Financial Management
Professional Level
(Externally Assessed)
Essentials Papers P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
P2 Corporate Reporting
P3 Business Analysis
Options Papers
(2 From 4)
P4 Advanced Financial Management
P5 Advanced Performance Management
P6 Advanced Taxation
P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance
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Part-time course 2013-14*
Association of Chartered
Certifed Accountants (ACCA)
*Full-time course for P-level papers also available in 2013-14 subject to demand and validation. Please contact Nicola Gilbert, ACCA
Programme Leader, for more details at: nicola.gilbert@southwales.ac.uk
Newport’s ACCA course structure
Year Papers Day
(Provisional)
Teaching Start
Date & Course
Duration
Course Tutors Tuition fees
per paper
1 Fundamentals Level
Knowledge papers
[Internally Assessed]
• Papers F1, F2 & F3
Tuesday Starts 17
September
2013 & runs
September -
May
rosemary.eaton@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432460
£380
2 Fundamentals Level
Skills papers
[Internally Assessed]
• Papers F4, F5 & F6
Thursday Starts 19
September
2013 & runs
September -
May
hayley.worsfold2@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432490
£450
3 Fundamentals Level
Skills papers
[Internally Assessed]
• Papers F7, F8 & F9
Students may also sit
Professional Level
Essentials paper
[Externally assessed]
• Paper P1
Tuesday Starts 17
September
2013 & runs
September -
May
nicola.gilbert@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432461
£450 (F7
- F9)
£475 (P1)
4 Professional Level
[Externally assessed]
• Papers P2, P3 or
• Papers P5 and P7
(subject to viable
demand)
Wednesday Starts 4
September
2013 & runs
September -
December
teresa.marsh@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432585
£475
2 from 4 Options papers
[Externally assessed]
• Papers P4, P5, P6 & P7
• Papers P1, P2 also
available
(all subject to viable
demand)
Starts 8 January
2014 & runs
January - June
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“The support, experience and enthusiasm of all the tutors is second to
none. Choosing this University to change and further my career is one
of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
Please note - all years are available on either a day release or an afternoon/evening basis.
Further information and application forms
• For administrative queries, application forms or a prospectus
please contact the University on 08455 19 47 87 or via email:
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Note that the preferred method of application is online – please
see: www.southwales.ac.uk
For academic queries regarding course content, timetables
etc please contact the course tutor directly.
• Open evenings will be run during the Summer of 2013 at the
City Campus, Newport on 15 May, 25 June and 22 August.
ACCA tutors will be available to discuss the course. Each
evening will run from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Please book
your place by visiting www.southwales.ac.uk for details.
Examination and professional body membership details
• ACCA Fundamentals level internal exams are held late May/
early June (main sitting) and August (resits)
• ACCA Professional level external exams are available each
June and December. Details of exam dates are available on
ACCA’s website: http://www.accaglobal.com/students
• In order to qualify as a professional accountant, students are
required to fulfl practical experience requirements and to
complete the ACCA’s professional ethics module. Details are
available using the following link:
http://www.accaglobal.com/students
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Year of programme Enrolment Induction and frst teaching
Year 1 (papers F1, F2, F3) Details TBC - Please refer to the
University website
Tuesday 17
th
September 1.30pm (City Campus)
Year 2 (papers F4, F5, F6) Thursday 19
th
September 1.30pm (City Campus)
Year 3 (papers F7, F8, F9, P1) Tuesday 17
th
September 1.30pm (City Campus)
Year 4 (P-Level papers) See further detail below.
Enrolment Induction First teaching
Dec 2013
exams:
Papers P2, P3,
P5 & P7
Wednesday 4
th

September at City
Campus, Newport –
procedures will be
advised during induction
sessions.
Wednesday 4
th
September at City Campus,
Newport:
• 9.30am if studying P2 in the morning; or
• 1.30pm if studying: (i) paper P2 in the
afternoon; (ii) paper P3 only; or (iii)
papers P3 and/or P5/7.
Teaching for papers P2, P3, P5
and P7 will commence after the
induction sessions on Wednesday 4
th

September.
A timetable will be issued at induction.
June 2014
exams:
Papers P1,
P2, P4, P5, P6
& P7
If joining the course in
January 2014 and not
September 2013, please
contact Teresa Marsh.
Wednesday 8
th
January at City Campus.
If joining the course in January 2014 and
not September 2013, please contact Teresa
Marsh.
Commences Wednesday 8
th
January
after the induction sessions. If joining
the course in January 2014 and not
September 2013, please contact Teresa
Marsh for a timetable.
Enrolment and induction sessions
Entry requirements and exemptions
• Students wishing to join the course must have applied
for student membership with ACCA before the start date in
September 2013. Details are available on the ACCA website at:
www.accaglobal.com
• No exemptions are available for applicants holding a non-
relevant degree or EdExcel qualifcations. Applicants with
a relevant degree should contact ACCA for details of any
exemptions to which they may be entitled.
• CAT, Foundations in Accountancy and recent AAT Graduates
are eligible for exemption from all three Knowledge papers.
Tuition fees and fees payable to ACCA
• Tuition fees payable on enrolment per paper are inclusive of
all study material and study texts but exclude the following
fees (applicable to 1 January 2013) payable directly to the
ACCA:
- Initial Subscription £79 (payable on registration)
- Annual Subscription £79 (payable on 1 January following
date of registration)
- Exemption / standard exam fees: Knowledge = £71 per
paper / Skills = £89 per paper / Professional = £103 per
paper
Year 4 – further details:
Directions to City Campus, Newport can be found at www.southwales.ac.uk
Why study CIMA?
The CIMA Certifcate in Business Accounting provides an entry
route into the CIMA Professional Qualifcation.
The CIMA Professional Qualifcation is a world class fnancial
qualifcation and is recognised by employers world-wide.
It can be your passport to career success in any feld that
you choose, whether that be commerce, fnancial services,
consultancy, government, the public sector or manufacturing.
Upon successfully completing all examinations, and gaining a
minimum of three years’ relevant practical experience, you will
become a Chartered Management Accountant and gain your
ACMA letters.
The CIMA Professional Qualifcation will provide you with an
accountancy qualifcation that specialises in management
accounting. Management accounting is not a way of recording
the past like fnancial accounting, but more a way of assessing
what a business is capable of in the future. You will be acquiring
skills (such as strategic thinking, and risk and performance
management skills) that will help you to progress successfully
to a position where you are able to help shape and control the
future of organisations. It is these skills that allow Chartered
Management Accountants to step into roles as Management
Consultants or Business Analysts, as well as more traditional
management accountancy roles. Further career progression may
see you moving on to Financial Director or Chief Executive roles.
CIMA qualifcation structure
CIMA Certifcate in Business Accounting:
• Paper C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
• Paper C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
• Paper C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
• Paper C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
• Paper C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and
Business Law
The CIMA Professional Qualifcation:
Operational Level:
• Paper P1 Performance Operations
• Paper E1 Enterprise Operations
• Paper F1 Financial Operations
Management Level:
• Paper P2 Performance Management
• Paper E2 Enterprise Management
• Paper F2 Financial Management
Strategic Level:
• Paper P3 Performance Strategy
• Paper E3 Enterprise Strategy
• Paper F3 Financial Strategy
• Paper T4 Test of Professional Competence in Management
Accounting (TOPCIMA)*

* taken after successful completion of P3, E3 and F3
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“Professional qualifcations are rightly given the attention to detail that they need
at the University of South Wales and I am delighted to have the opportunity to study
here.”
Part-time course 2013-14
Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants (CIMA)
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Newport's CIMA course structure
CIMA Certifcate in Business Accounting – timing of tuition (all dates and times provisional):
CIMA Professional Qualifcation – timing of tuition (all dates and times provisional):
Our part-time Professional Qualifcation course options have been designed to allow busy students to successfully combine work
and study. Students can attend a “complete” part-time course (including knowledge lectures, question practice tutorials, a mock
examination and a revision day), or they can just choose a mock exam and revision day if they have already self-studied the syllabus.
Papers Timing of tuition (Mondays) Year Tutor Fees
C01 Mgt Accounting
C03 Business Maths
Teaching starts 16 Sept 2013
Two papers taught for ten weeks, 1pm to 7pm.
rhian.gosling@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432593
£280 per
paper
C02 Financial Accounting
C04 Economics
C05 Law & Ethics
Teaching starts 13 January 2014
Two papers taught for 10 weeks, 1pm to 7pm.
One paper taught for 6 weeks, 1pm to 6pm
(from April)
Papers Timing of tuition Year Tutor Fees
Operational Level (Monday):
ian.janes@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432595
Cost of
full tuition
per paper
+ mock +
revision
day =
£400
Cost of
mock +
revision
day =
£180 per
paper
Paper F1 Teaching starts 2 September 2013 (for Nov 2013 sit)
10 teaching sessions (1.00pm to 5.30pm) plus mock &
revision day.
Papers P1 and
E1
Teaching starts 13 Jan 2014 (for May 2014 sits)
12 teaching sessions (1.30pm to 9.30pm) plus mocks &
revision days.
Please note that the start time on 13 Jan will be 1pm (for
new student induction)
Management Level:
davina.roberts@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432523
Paper F2
(Thursday)
Teaching starts 5 September 2013 (for Nov 2013 sit)
10 teaching sessions (1.00pm to 5.30pm) plus mock &
revision day. Summer School to be announced.
Papers P2
and E2
(Tuesday)
Teaching starts 14 Jan 2014 (for May 2014 sits)
12 teaching sessions (1.30pm to 9.30pm) plus mocks &
revision days.
Please note that the start time on 14 Jan will be 1pm (for
new student induction)
Papers Timing of tuition Year Tutor Fees
Strategic Level (Thursday):
shane.johnson@southwales.ac.uk
01633 432462
Cost of full
tuition per
paper +
mock +
revision
day = £475
(T4 = £550)
Cost of
mock +
revision
day = £180
per paper
Papers E3,
F3 & P3
Teaching starts 19 September 2013 (for May 2014 sits)
Tuition runs 1.30pm to 7.30pm across whole academic year
(plus one mock exam & revision day per paper).
Paper T4 –
“TOPCIMA”
Case Study
Courses for November 2013 and May 2014 sittings available
subject to student demand

Entry requirements and exemptions
• CIMA now operates a ‘Flexible Entry’ policy meaning that
there are no minimum entry requirements. However, a good
standard of maths and competency in the English language is
required. Degrees in business or accounting will usually be
accepted by CIMA as equivalent to the Certifcate in Business
Accounting and will hence give exemptions from some (or
all) of its papers. The AAT qualifcation currently provides
exemptions from all Certifcate papers.
• You MUST register with CIMA prior to the start of the course,
and obtain ofcial confrmation of any exemptions. CIMA can
be contacted on 020 8849 2251 or via their website at:
www.cimaglobal.com where on-line registration is available.
• Students are wholly responsible for entering for their
Professional Qualifcation exams with CIMA (an on-line
process). Only Certifcate exam entry is made via Newport
Business School.
• Important – timing of registration/obtaining exemptions/
exam entry:
- Students MUST have registered with CIMA by 31July 2013
to be able to sit exams in November 2013.
- Students MUST have completed all Certifcate papers by 1
September 2013 to be able to sit Operational Level papers
in November 2013.
- All Management Level papers must have been passed
before Strategic papers can be attempted
- All Strategic papers must have been passed before the case
study (TOPCIMA) can be attempted
- Exam entry for November 2013 exams closes on 14
September 2013.
- The process of obtaining exemptions must be completed
prior to exam entry.
- AAT students
AAT students wishing to sit exams in November 2013 must
register with CIMA by 31 July 2013, on the strength of their
Level 3 AAT passes. On receiving their Level 4 passes in
August 2013, they must then apply for exemptions using
the “fast track” service that CIMA has made available for AAT
students. Please see the CIMA website for details.
Fees payable to CIMA (subject to update by CIMA)
• The initial CIMA registration fee is £70. An annual subscription
fee of £100 is also payable for each calendar year that a
student is registered (currently, the frst year is free). This fee is
separate from the initial registration fee. Examination and
exemption fees range between £49 and £110 per subject.
Enrolment sessions
• Enrolment for the Certifcate and Strategic levels - please see
part-time enrolment details that will appear on the
University website: www.southwales.ac.uk
• Enrolment for Operational and Management Levels will be
advised during frst teaching (1pm on 2nd & 5th September at
the City Campus, respectively).
• Teaching will take place at the City Campus.
Directions to City Campus, Newport can be found at
www.southwales.ac.uk
Further information and application forms
• For administrative queries, application forms or a prospectus
please contact the University on 08455 19 47 87 or via email:
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Note that the preferred method of application is online – please
see www.southwales.ac.uk
For academic queries regarding course content, timetables
etc please contact the year tutor directly.
• Open evenings will be run during the Summer of 2013 at the
City Campus, Newport on 15 May, 25 June and 22 August.
CIMA tutors will be available to discuss the course. Each
evening will run from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Please book your
place by visiting www.southwales.ac.uk for details.
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“The ‘fast-track’ route ofers a natural progression to qualifed accountants
that will enhance the value and contemporary relevance of students’ existing
professional accounting qualifcations. It ofers a boost to career prospects and
provides a source of qualifying CPD activities combined with the procurement
of vital academic research skills.”
We ofer an MSc Accounting with two pathways, MSc
Accounting & Finance or MSc Accounting & Financial
Management, that complements our professional accountancy
programmes. Further, a ‘fast-track’ programme is available for
ACA, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA qualifed accountants that only
requires the study of 90 programme credits. (Holders of other
professional accountancy qualifcations are also likely to be able
to claim accreditation for prior achievement.)
The benefts of our MSc Accounting
Senior fnance professionals and business managers operating
in today’s global business markets require a holistic fnancial
skill-set that enables them to make successful decisions and
shape strategy at all levels. Further, it is increasingly recognised
that awareness and application of professional and ethical
values and sound governance and risk management principles
are vitally important.
Our MSc pathways provide such a core skill set, while allowing
students to specialise in a number of areas of accounting,
fnance or fnancial management. You will develop your
knowledge and understanding of key fnancial reporting,
corporate governance, ethics, sustainability, risk management,
performance measurement/management, fnancial
management and/or taxation topics, and critically evaluate
contemporary issues in these areas. Further, you will enhance
your research and analytical skills, gain experience of analysing
and solving complex problems from a creative and critical
perspective, and improve time management, communication
(oral and written), motivation, team-working, presentation,
independent learning, life-long-learning, and other transferable
skills that are vital in the workplace.
The MSc will signifcantly enhance your employability and
develop your career wherever that may be - accounting practice,
the public sector, fnancial services or industry and commerce.
Our lecturers also teach on our acclaimed ACA, ACCA and
CIMA professional programmes (including the ACCA internally
assessed course, which signifcantly develops transferable work-
based skills), and the content of the MSc modules closely follow
the fnal level syllabi of professional programmes. Therefore, you
can be sure that while the programme is academically rigorous
it is also very practically focused. It is also possible to combine
MSc studies with the completion of professional qualifcations if
so wished.
Our teaching and learning
The teaching and learning environment fosters critical
thinking and analysis, with a mix of lecture, tutorial, personal
research, e-learning and group work sessions embedded into a
workshop environment. Student interaction and networking is
common-place, and the diverse experiences and backgrounds
of the students – many of whom hold senior positions in their
employing organisations - adds to the richness of the learning
environment. Our lecturers, in addition to being qualifed
accountants and having many years of personal business
experience, are vastly experienced at working with fnance
professionals and business managers.
Full-time, part-time & fast track courses 2013-14
MSc Accounting with Finance
or Financial Management
Semester A
Fast track scheme for
professionally qualifed
accountants
Four core modules
Strategic
Performance
Management
(20 credits)
Corporate
Finance
(20 credits)
Corporate
Governance
(10 credits)
Contemporary Issues (A)
(10 credits)
[Plus dissertation research
methodology 1 or 2]
MSc Accounting course structure
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Semester B
Two core modules
Corporate
Reporting
(20 credits)
Contemporary Issues (B)
(20 credits)
[Plus dissertation research
methodology
1 or 2]
Choice of options
(choose 1 from 4)
Strategic Tax
Planning
(20 credits)
Financial
Management*
(20 credits)
Sustainability, Risk
& Ethics
(20 credits)
Strategic
Leadership
& Business
Transformation
(20 credits)
Dissertation/Business Research
Project (60 credits)
* Accounting & Financial Management exit award given if Financial Management elective chosen,
plus Financial Management/Corporate Finance Contemporary Issues and dissertation topics.
The ‘Fast-Track’ Route
The ‘fast-track’ route is available to holders of professional
accountancy qualifcations, as these qualifcations lead to
accreditation for prior achievement. Fast-track students who are
ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA qualifed enter the qualifcation at the
‘Contemporary Issues’ module stage.
The fast-track programme will signifcantly complement,
enhance, and update a professional accountancy qualifcation,
and so will enhance your career prospects and your value to
your employer at a senior management level. Specifcally, it will:
• develop your knowledge, understanding and critical
appreciation of a wide range of contemporary accounting,
fnance and/or fnancial management issues
• qualify as structured learning hours to help meet the
continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of
your professional body
• enhance your academic research, analytical, and critical
evaluation skills
• build on your key transferable skills, and expand your
independent and life-long learning skills
• allow you to network with and learn from the experiences of
your peers
• allow you to conduct an in-depth research study in a specialist
area (ideally with a practical relevance demonstrating
academic excellence), culminating in a dissertation or
business research project
Variant Delivery mode Next start date available Course duration Course fees
‘Full taught’ MSc Full-time September 2013 or
January 2014
2 semesters taught modules;
PLUS approximately 6 months to
complete dissertation. (see note on
combined MSc/professional route
below)
£5,750 (£9,950 for
non-EU students)
Part-time Contact Programme
Leader
4 semesters taught modules;
PLUS approximately 12 months to
complete dissertation/BRP.
£1,920 per annum
‘Fast-track’ MSc Full-time January 2014 1 semester for Contemporary
Issues modules, Research
Methodology workshops and a
choice of refresher modules from
‘full taught’ programme or MBA
PLUS approximately 6 months to
complete dissertation.
£2,000 (£4,975 for
non-EU students)
Part-time September 2013 2 semesters for the Contemporary
Issues & Research Methodology
modules;
PLUS approximately 12 months to
complete dissertation/BRP.
£2,000
(for whole
qualifcation);
£500 payable on
registration for frst
module
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Delivery modes
Entry requirements & exemptions
Students who have completed: (a) an undergraduate degree in
Accounting; (b) an undergraduate degree in Finance/Business
(with signifcant accounting content); (c) ACCA papers F1 - F9;
(d) CIMA certifcate, operational and management levels; or (e)
ICAEW/ACA certifcate and professional levels are eligible to
join the MSc programme. However, as noted above, a ‘fast-track’
route is available for professional accountants. Newport also
requires students to demonstrate their English language ability
before being ofered a place. We currently accept students with
the following for undergraduate and postgraduate courses:
IELTS 6.0; TOEFL 550 paper based test; 213 computer based test;
79-80 internet based test; IGCSE English as a Second Language
Examination/ E2L at grade C or above; WELTS CCC.
Combined full-time MSc/professional route
In the second year of the full-time MSc programme it is possible
to combine the completion of your dissertation with studying
for the fnal examinations of ACA, ACCA or CIMA (subject to
exemptions already gained from these programmes). If this
route is chosen, the dissertation period is formally extended
and students are allowed to infll into professional classes
at a reduced fee. An extension to the time allowed for the
dissertation is given to ensure that students have adequate
time to focus on both areas of their studies. Please contact
Rosemary Eaton (Programme Leader) for further details (contact
information right).
Further information and application forms
• For administrative queries, application forms or a prospectus
please contact the University on 08455 19 47 87 or via email
on: enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
• Alternatively, please contact Rosemary Eaton (Programme
Leader - MSc Accounting) on 01633 432460 or by e-mailing
rosemary.eaton@southwales.ac.uk
• Open evenings will be run during the Summer of 2013 at
the City Campus, Newport on 15 May, 25 June and 22 August.
Accountancy tutors will be available to discuss the course.
Each evening will run from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Please book
your place by visiting www.southwales.ac.uk for details.
In association with the Business Accountability and
Responsibility Centre (BARC)
Governance best practice
Course Duration: 2 day Course, Cost: £350
Who should attend and why?
A large number of organisations with inclusive governance
structures have been created in recent years to undertake public
service and community business, in areas such as housing
provision, health, education and childcare. These entities
are unique organisations with a wide variety of stakeholders
represented at Board level, many of whom may not be fully aware
of the responsibilities involved.
This course is therefore designed for anyone who serves as a Board
member of mutual organisations, co-operatives, charities, public
sector bodies or smaller private sector organisations. It demystifes
the language of governance, and provides an understanding of the
key roles and responsibilities of the various members of the Board.
Best-practice guidance and case studies are examined from the
private, public, charity, mutual and co-operative sectors.
The course will look at the following areas:
Governance and governance frameworks:
• What is governance? (including legal obligations and key
principles)
• Background and scope of governance
• Features of poor governance
• Introduction to governance frameworks in the private,
public and third sectors, for example:
- UK Corporate Governance Code (best-practice guidance for
private, listed entities)
- OPM/CIPFA Good Governance Standard for Public Services
- Mutual and co-operative guidance produced by (for
example) the Commission on Co-operative and Mutual
Housing, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, the
Co-operatives Development Society, and Co-operatives UK
Role of Board members and Board committees (private VS
public VS mutual sectors):
• What is Board membership?
• Overview of role and responsibilities of the Board, including:
- Strategic planning role (encompassing the setting of risk
appetite and objectives, and business and fnancial planning)
- Risk management
• Board members – types and roles in diferent sectors, for
example:
- Private sector – executive and non-executive directors
- Public sector – executive directors (corporate
management team) and non-executives
- Mutual sector – (for example) tenant and council
nominees, and independent members
• Board Committees – such as nomination, remuneration,
audit, investment and risk committees
Accountability, audit & relationships with stakeholders:
• Governance: reporting and disclosure
• The role of the Audit Committee and linkages to internal
and external audit
• Relationship with stakeholders
Risk management:
• Risk and the risk management process
• Categories of risk
• Identifcation, assessment and measurement of risk
• Risk treatment
• Controlling and reducing risk (including systems of
internal control)
• Risk avoidance, retention and modelling
• Risk and treatment monitoring
Customer case study:
The Ofce for National Statistics (‘ONS’) approached the
University for a tailored version of the Governance course to be
delivered at their premises in the Autumn of 2012. The one-day,
intensive course was delivered by Christine Hellings and Susie
Jackson, both Senior Lecturers on Professional Programmes at the
University's Business School and members of BARC.
According to Susan Jones, Security Policy and Compliance Manager
at the ONS, “Working with Christine and Susie was a pleasure. They
were very accommodating with regard to tailoring the course
and it was evident on the day that they had done a lot of research
into our organisation. Attendees found the course interesting and
relevant and it helped us to gain a better understanding of what
good governance is.”Jared Davies, Academic Subject Leader for
Professional Programmes, commented that “We were delighted that
the ONS approached us to deliver this course; we very much enjoyed
working closely with them to tailor the course for their needs and we
look forward to building on this working relationship going forward.
Good governance is vital for all organisations.”
BARC has signifcant expertise in Governance and the subject
area (incorporating topics such as risk management, control
and ethics) is a key component of the syllabuses of all the
professional Accountancy programmes (CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW)
and the MSc Accounting course taught at the University's City
Campus, Newport.
Related events:
• Joint CIMA/AAT CPD lecture on Risk Management, University
of South Wales, City Campus, Newport, 2nd December 2013 at
6pm
Finance short courses
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Accounting for non-fnancial managers
Course Duration: 2 days, Cost: £300 per person
Who should attend and why?
This course is for anyone who is expected to manage fnancial
resources, interpret fnancial data, and interact with accountants
in their day to day roles. It demystifes the language of the
accountant and provides an understanding of (and the ability
to interpret) ‘accounts’ (fnancial statements) and budgets. This
understanding is developed by thoroughly yet simply explaining
terminology and through exercises that encourage participants to
produce and interpret simple accounts and budgets.
The course will look at the following areas:
• The terminology of the accountant
• The basic principles of accounting, such as:
- the diference between proft and cash
- the ‘accruals’, or ‘matching’ concept
• The key statements in ‘fnancial statements’:
- balance sheet/statement of fnancial position
- proft and loss account/income statement
- statement of cash fows
• Elements of fnancial statements (income, expenses,
assets, liabilities)
• Simple accounts preparation for sole traders and limited
companies
• Analysis and interpretation of accounts using key ratios
• Key budgets – sales/income, costs and cash fow
• Simple preparation of budgets
• Analysis of actual VS budget, and the major causes of
diferences
• Performance measurement in the private, public and
mutual sectors
Regulatory burdens facing Small and Micro businesses can
also be covered, the course is therefore ideal for entrepreneurs
setting up new businesses.
Past delivery:
This course has been delivered in many contexts. For example,
it has been delivered to managers of large public sector
organisations; to charities; to people working in creative
industries; to managers of professional sports teams; and to HR
managers.
Cash management
Course Duration: 1 day
Cost: £175
Who should attend and why?
Poor cash management is the one of the major causes of
business failure, especially during the early stages of a business
start-up. Intelligent management of cash resources is therefore
an essential skill for new businesses, as well as more established
organisations. This course is for anyone who has responsibility
for cash control and collection (especially within early life SME’s),
or for people who want to improve their fnancial knowledge
more generally.
The course will look at the following areas:
• Cash versus Proft; the key diferences
• Cash budgeting and the relevance to business planning
• Actual cash fow versus budgeted cash fow
- The major causes of diferences
- What to look out for to stop the diferences
• Granting credit; managing this process
• Using credit rating agencies
• Using credit references
• Analysis of accounts
- Liquidity and key cash ratios
• Improving your cash fow
- Ofering discounts
- Stages of good credit control
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For short course enquiries and bookings, please contact the University on 01633 432432
or email enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Bespoke CPD/Technical update training for qualifed Accountants is also available. We have delivered a number of courses to
large, blue-chip organisations.
*
A number of joint honours degrees including Accounting &
Law and Accounting & Economics are also available
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2013 programme subject to validation
Why study our BSc Accounting?
As noted in previous sections, our Accountancy programmes
have a rich and successful history. Newport has been
acclaimed for the excellence of its Accountancy programmes
for 40 years; we have ofered tuition for the ACCA and CIMA
professional accountancy qualifcations since the early 1970’s
and we are the frst public sector tuition provider in Wales
to ofer ICAEW tuition. We are an ACCA Platinum Approved
Learning Partner, a CIMA Learning Quality Partner and an
ICAEW Partner in Learning. We also received the prestigious
‘Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year’ award at the
2012 PQ Magazine Awards and received excellent scores for
Accountancy in the National Student Survey 2012. We care
about our students – our business programmes have always
been in the ‘top 10’ in the National Student Survey.
Course introduction
Accounting is an attractive career with many opportunities for
graduates in employment or further study. This course provides
you with an excellent grounding to progress into a range of
careers within the profession in a variety of sectors.
The course may ofer up to nine exemptions awarded by ACCA*
as well as attracting exemptions from CIMA and ICAEW and as
such provides excellent opportunities to become professionally
qualifed. Many of our students choose to stay on to complete
their professional studies with us.
What you study
All our business degrees have been designed with a broadly
common frst year experience, allowing you to develop a range
of skills before specialising in Years 2 and 3.
The course covers the principles of fnancial reporting,
investment, management accounting, taxation and their
wider implications within a broad economic, legal, social and
professional environment.
Year 1
• Management Accounting
• Contract Law
• Managing People and Processes
• Foundations of Marketing
• Economics for Business
• Financial Accounting
Year 2
• Taxation 1
• Financial Reporting
• Financial Management
• Performance Management
• The Digital Economy
• Work Based Learning or Business Collaboration
Year 3
• Strategic Performance Management
• Advanced Financial Reporting
• Corporate Finance
• Law for Managers
• Audit and Assurance
• Taxation 2
*Accreditation of 2013 programme pending.
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Full-time course
Accounting - BSc (HONS)*
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Where next?
Graduates may secure positions as Accounts Assistants, Finance
Technicians, Financial Administrators, Trainee Accountants and
Team Leaders. The range of skills you develop throughout this
course will also be attractive to employers in a variety of other
felds. Many of our graduates also go on to further study on
postgraduate and professional courses with us, such as our ACA,
ACCA and CIMA courses, or the MBA.
Is an interview required?
There is no formal interview and ofers will be made based upon
your UCAS application. If you are ofered a place, you will be
invited to attend a course specifc event which will allow you to
visit the campus and meet key staf.
Assessment
Formal assessment will take the form of in-course assessments
and/or end of module examinations. Many modules have
exam-orientated assessment to allow for the professional body
exemptions, should students wish to progress to this level after
their degree. Formative assessment (not formally assessed) is
guided by the need to provide students with developmental
feedback. This type of formative assessment encourages your
refective practice, develops your academic and personal
skills and builds your confdence. Formative assessment is in
evidence in all modules throughout the programme, but is seen
as particularly important in the 1st year.
Other information
Year of Entry
September 2013
Course Code
N401
Duration
3 years Full-time. Approximately 9-12 contact hours per week
over 3 days, plus directed/independent study.
Entry Requirements
280 UCAS points to include 180 points from 2 A-levels or
equivalent GCSEs including Mathematics and English grade C or
equivalent.
International students who do not meet the entry requirements
for this course can study the International foundation year in
Business, Law and Social Studies at Wales International Study
Centre and progress on to this course.
Campus
City Campus, Newport
For information on how to apply go to www.southwales.ac.uk
or call 08455 76 77 78.
Our open days are on 6 July, 13 September, 19 October and 23
November
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For general enquiries regarding Accountancy programmes available at the University of South Wales, City
Campus, Newport, please contact the University on 08455 19 47 87 or email enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Alternatively, contact Jared Davies, Academic Subject Leader, Professional Programmes
on 01633 432512 or jared.davies@southwales.ac.uk
www.southwales.ac.uk

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