ACCA Study Options - IMAS | CIMA and ACCA


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IMAS is an accredited ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner, only one in South Africa offering this highly recognized qualification on a full-time basis. You can also study with IMAS on a part-time or on distance learning.

Study Options

You can study ACCA in one of our three different modes. Explore more about courses below.

Requirements to be accepted on the full-time programme is a Grade 12 pass with a minimum level 4 in English and Mathematics. Students with Maths Literacy or Level 3 in Mathematics will be accepted into the ‘Foundation in Accountancy’ (FIA) programme. To learn more about the FIA programme, please click here..

IMAS delivers a dynamic part-time programme in South Africa and Swaziland that is geared towards providing quality teaching and excellent student support. Our ACCA classes are offered on weekends.

For our ACCA programme, we have two intakes per annum for the Knowledge, Skills and Essential Levels aimed at June and December exams. Alternatively, students can start anytime through our online distance learning programme supported by pre-recorded class videos with guided study programme

To start will depend on what qualification do you have:

  1. Knowledge Level – you will need a minimum of Grade 12 with Mathematics and English. If you don’t meet the minimum criteria, you can start with the Foundation in Accountancy (FIA) which will allow you to proceed to the Skills Level. For more info on FIA, please see here.
  2. Skills Level – if you have a National Diploma, Degree or Honours in Accounting or Business related studies, you may be eligible for exemptions. A maximum of 9 exemptions may be offered, allowing you to start at the Essential Level.

Essential Level – Student who have received all 9 exemptions or have passed the Skills Level will proceed to the Essential Level.


Receive all the freedom and flexibility you could need and learn from our team of dynamic and committedtutors via pre-recorded lecture videos.  We’ll supply you with key dates and study guidance, to help you structure your studies, all fully supported throughout your programme.

Through our highly rated student online portal, you will never feel alone. Our student liaison officer will make sure that you get contacted by our tutors when you need assistance.

Our distance learning programme offers all the ACCA papers, allowing you to start anytime in the year.


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