Study Tips

Can I Study ACCA Without Work Experience?

A question students often ask is whether they can start their ACCA studies without starting their work experience?

In short, yes. You can start studying ACCA without work experience. However, if you want to get the ACCA qualification, you’ll have to get 36 months of relevant work experience. This is called the PER (Practical Experience Requirement).

Ideally, you should be working in a finance or accounting environment when you’re sittings your exams. Why? Well, most students find it easier to remember information if they’re working in a similar field during the day. The work they do can help make passing the exams a lot easier. That doesn’t suit everyone, and you may need to stick with your current job, but this shouldn’t stop you from becoming an ACCA qualified accountant, if you really want it.