UK accountancy training for international students

Kaplan offers training courses for accountancy and tax qualifications for the major UK awarding bodies, including ACCA, CIMA and ACA (ICAEW). We welcome international students and our courses can be studied online from any location around the world.

Why study for a UK accountancy qualification?

Accountancy bodies such as ACCA and CIMA are based in the UK but recognised globally and have a large proportion of international members. Qualifying as an ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW accountant enhances your employability and enables you to work internationally.

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How can I study with Kaplan?

International students find the Live Online study method an effective way to study for a UK accountancy qualification from their own country. Watch live lectures online and interact with the tutor or catch up later with recordings.  Live Online includes tutor support, meaning you can have your questions answered by one of our dedicated tutor team based in the UK.

To find out more about Live Online, watch the video below.

Other ways to study

If you would like printed materials delivered to your home (delivery charges apply) you may wish to study by Distance Learning. Some Distance Learning courses also include online materials.

If you are from the EU or already have Leave to Remain in the UK which allows you to study, you can attend a Classroom course in one of Kaplan’s centres around the UK.

We provide training courses for the following qualifications


  • AAT

    Association of Accounting Technicians

  • ACCA

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • CIMA

    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • ATT

    Association of Taxation Technicians


    Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

  • CTA

    Chartered Tax Advisor

  • FIA

    Foundation in Accountancy

  • ICB

    Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Why study with Kaplan?

A trusted provider

Kaplan has over 70 years’ international teaching experience with over 51,000 students trained in 2015.

Official status

We are the only tuition provider with official status to write and publish materials for both ACCA and CIMA.

Excellent success rates

Our pass rates consistently exceed the national averages.

How much does it cost to study for a UK accountancy qualification?

Our UK accountancy course fees vary by qualification and level but you could study to become qualified as an ACCA accountant at the introductory Knowledge Level for as little as £507 with our standard distance learning option.

How can I get a visa to study accountancy in the UK?

Kaplan are no longer sponsoring new students for a Tier 4 student visa but any of our online or distance learning courses can be bought by people of any nationality, regardless of the country they're living in. This is an excellent way to benefit from the support of Kaplan’s qualified tutors whilst remaining in your home country.

UK study visas can only be obtained if you are offered a place on a course with a college or university that is a licensed Tier 4 sponsor. Kaplan is continuing to support Tier 4 students who are already enrolled on Kaplan courses but is no longer sponsoring new Tier 4 students.

Students in Malaysia can book courses through Kaplan's dedicated Malaysian website.

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