Business and Technology (BT/F1)
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The Business and Technology BT/F1 syllabus will teach you how businesses operate effectively, efficiently and ethically, and demonstrate the critical role that finance professionals play in achieving this. You will understand business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal and regulatory influences on aspects like governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security.
Study ACCA with BPP Online Classroom
Designed with flexibility, support, structure and success in mind, BPP’s Online Classroom is ideal for students who want the flexibility of studying whenever and wherever they want, combined with the support of a dedicated tutor. Students study at their own pace with access to the programme content, learning activities and assessments available at any time.
There are two types of online classroom options available: Online Classroom (OCR) which is pre-recorded and Online Classroom Live (OCR Live). The OCR and OCR Live courses cover the same syllabus content. The only difference between the two is in the mode of study/delivery of the programme which utilises different formats and timetables.
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Mode of Assessment
This paper is assessed via an on-demand computer-based exam. On-demand exams can be taken at any point throughout the year and need to be booked through an ACCA exam centre in Malta. You can find a list of exam centres on the ACCA website: accaglobal.com/student/exam-entry.
Why Online Classroom?
BPP’s award-winning Online Classroom gives you all the freedom and flexibility you could need, as well as the quality of materials and resources you’d expect from an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner with pass rates as high as 96%. In the Online Classroom, you will learn from BPP tutors and receive all the support and structure that you would get in a traditional non-virtual classroom. This includes:
- Access to a comprehensive suite of pre-recorded lectures which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere
- Learning content which is broken into logical topics and associated learning activities
- Detailed guidance documents to walk you through the syllabus content
- An Achievement Ladder consisting of a series of assessment steps to prepare students for exam success
- An online calendar showing key dates for submitting various assessments (some of which are marked)
- Proactive support from BPP’s Performance Support team who will contact you on an individual basis to offer you support and guidance
- Forums to interact with and get support from your tutor and fellow students including course notes, study text and revision kits
Online Classroom Timetable (March Sitting)
To view the March exam sitting schedule, please click on the following link: ACCA BPP Online Classroom Schedule
To view the June exam sitting schedule, please click on the following link: ACCA BPP Online Classroom Schedule
Why Online Classroom Live?
Online Classroom Live provides interactive online sessions at scheduled times. This is the ideal approach if you like the discipline and motivation of structured classes, but want the flexibility of studying wherever you have internet access. The OCR Live Classroom provides everything you would expect from a traditional BPP classroom, but is delivered live online instead of in a classroom environment.
- Separate Tuition and Revision phases covering syllabus knowledge and application
- BPP classroom focused materials including course notes/workbook, study text and practice & revision kit
- Interact with your tutor and fellow students via forums and online polls during the live sessions
- Recordings of the live sessions are available 24 hours later to watch again
- Access to a comprehensive suite of pre-recorded lectures
- Tutor support during live lectures and via BPP’s online forum
The content covered in the OCR Live sessions equals half a day of teaching per session. In that time, the tutor will cover a number of whole topics (equivalent to a recorded lecture per topic), as well as work out some sample questions and give students some in-class workings/exercises. Students will also be sent some home reading material and/or an Achievement Ladder step to complete.
To view the March exam sitting schedule, please click on the following link: ACCA OCR Live Dates Schedules
To view the June exam sitting schedule, please click on the following link: ACCA OCR Live Dates Schedules
Full Price (EU Students)€245
Online Classroom (OCR)
Online Classroom Live (OCR Live)
As an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner with over 40 years of experience in the training market, BPP have harnessed all the knowledge and best practices of classroom courses to design and develop a market-leading Online Classroom which enables students to develop their skills in a more flexible way than the traditional offline route.
To register for the ACCA Qualification, students need to meet ACCA’s Minimum Entry Requirements (MER). A list of the MER can be found on their website: https://www.accaglobal.com/qualifications/acca/minimum-entrance.
Those who do not meet the MER, can register with ACCA for the Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) exams. FIA is the flexible suite of entry-level awards developed by ACCA for those with little to no formal education in the fields of accountancy and finance. In this case, students will need to sit for the FAB/BT, FMA and FFA exams instead of the ACCA Qualification’s first three exams (AB/BT, MA and FA). The syllabus and content is exactly the same as the AB, MA and FA exams those registered directly on the ACCA Qualification would sit for. The only difference is that FIA is designed for those who wish to start out in the accountancy profession but have no formal qualifications. Once those registered on FIA pass the first 3 modules, they will be transferred to the ACCA qualification and be exempted from sitting for the AB/BT, MA and FA exams. Upon completion of the FIA, students will need to contact ACCA to change their registration and be transferred onto the ACCA Qualification directly.
ACCA exams happen in March, June, September and December. The first three exams do not follow this cycle as they are On Demand.
Please note that Maltese Variants (LW-MLA, TX-MLA & ATX-MLA) are only available in June and December. More information on how to book exams can be found on this link: https://www.accaglobal.com/lk/en/qualifications/accountancy-career/fees/fees-charges.html
There is no particular order that students need to follow when doing the ACCA papers. The rule is that students need to pass from the first 3 papers before doing the rest of the Fundamentals and before starting the Professional papers, students need to have passed from all the Fundamentals. It is advised that students start the Professional Papers with SBL or SBR and then continue to do the rest. ACCA also advises students to take the EPSM module before attempting the Strategic Professionals.
The EPSM module is a 15-hour online module that students need to complete as part of their ACCA Qualification. This module looks at ethics and professionalism in the workplace and is of great help when doing the Strategic Professional exams. ACCA strongly suggests that this module is done before sitting for the Strategic Professional exams. More information about the EPSM can be found here: https://www.accaglobal.com/lk/en/affiliates/completing-your-epsm.html