Foundation Diploma (FD) of Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

Foundation Diploma of ACCA enables students to get supplementary certificates and diplomas in addition to a revised Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification on route to their high performing and rewarding career as an ACCA. It is designed to equip the students with all the necessary technical skills and basic knowledge required to fulfil an ethical support role in accountancy.

It is also fast track for students who are interested in ACCA qualifications but do not meet the minimum entry requirements. Intermediate, Matric and O’Level students can start their ACCA through FD. On completion of diploma they will get an automatic transfer to ACCA main stream with exemptions from its Knowledge Level papers F1, F2 and F3.


CAMS is the first college in Karachi registered as an Approved Learning Partner with ACCA’s Foundation Diploma. We prepare our students to make sure that they are work-ready by the time of qualifying ACCA. Our ACCAp program inculcate interpersonal and entrepreneur skills amongst them through rigorous trainings and frequent engagements with corporate sector.

CAMS alumni is working at senior positions around the globe in national and multinational corporations. Some of them are extremely successful entrepreneurs and some are engaged with public practice and private sectors as well.


CAT syllabus is designed in such a way that on completion of FD exams students are expected to have core skills of Financial and Management Accounting and ready to perform their duties as a support accounting role with complete responsibility and professionalism. Students have the option to continue for CAT certification after completing Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business or transfer to ACCA Skill modules.

Introductory Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting

FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
MA1 Management Information

Intermediate Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting

FA2 Managing Financial Records
MA2 Managing Costs and Finances

Diploma in Accounting and Business

FAB Accountant in Business
FFA Financial Accounting
FMA Management Accounting

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

(Any 2 out of 3)
FTX Foundations in Taxation
FFM Foundations in Financial Management
FAU Foundations in Audit

Foundations in Professionalism

Foundations in Professionalism is an online interactive module that is designed to understand the meaning and importance of professionalism and ethics in the profession. This module has to be completed just once before or after completing the exams components of any or all of the above qualifications that students are aiming for.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic qualifications necessary to register at any level of CAT qualifications. However, we strongly recommend students to have a detailed session with our counsellor to see which level suites them best to start these qualifications as per their academic background. This will help students in developing strong basics of core subjects to pass the exams in straight attempts in minimum time frame as possible.

Computer Based Examinations (CBE)

All ACCA Fundamental Level exams are computer based and held in March, June, September and December. However, students have the option of selecting flexible schedule for CBEs of initial ACCA papers (F1-F4) and Foundation Diploma exams (FA1-FA2, MA1-MA2, FFA, FMA, FAB) at any time of the year according to their preferred choice. This allows them rapid progress towards completing their ACCA or FD qualifications.

ACCA-UK Contact Details

64 Finnienston Square, G3 8DT, Glasgow, UK
Tel: 44 141 582 2000,
Fax: 44 141 582 2222
Website: www.accaglobal.com,
Email: students@accaglobal.com

Practical Experience Requirements (PER)

The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification will prepare you for a challenging and often demanding career as a professional accountant in a support role. It is not sufficient to solely rely on theoretical knowledge developed through exam process. The CAT qualification closely links practical experience to the exam syllabus.

To qualify as an Accounting Technician students will need to complete one-year relevant practical experience in order to achieve ACCA membership as an Accounting Technician. Ideally, students should start working while studying for their CAT examinations. However, this may be completed before or after qualifying CAT papers.

However, if students opt for ACCA on completions of FD, they can complete PER while studying for their ACCA qualifications.

CAMS Job Placement Services

CAMS also provide placement services to its students and graduates. It is very important to choose the right employer to work for and gain required practical experience. Amongst lots of other resources available to get the right training and development opportunities CAMS Placement Office should be your first choice as it provides the appropriate link between the students / graduates and the potential employers.

B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Accountancy (Oxford Brookes University UK)

B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Accountancy is an additional qualification that gives ACCA students an edge over other accounting qualifications. The unique partnership between ACCA and Oxford Brookes University (OBU) gives students an opportunity to gain this degree while they study for their ACCA examinations or after completing ACCA.

Students must apply for registration with OBU for the degree prior to passing ACCA Skill module papers F7 (FR), F8 (AA) and F9 (FM). In addition to this, they will also be required to write a Research and Analysis Project and submit it to the University after completing all Skill module examinations.

CAMS provides mentoring to the students applying for the degree. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes the OBU degree as equivalent to a three-year bachelors’ degree.

To apply for the recognition of the degree to HEC, students must submit college joining and leaving certificates, an attendance certificate (minimum 80% in all ACCA papers), and grade report of all ACCA papers with a copy of the B.Sc. degree from OBU.

ACCA- Equivalent to a Master level degree (HEC of Pakistan):

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has granted equivalence to ACCA qualification to a Masters level degree. After completing professional qualification and other requisites including training and professional experience, ACCA members can apply for the equivalence to M.Com awarded by universities in Pakistan on the following terms and conditions:

i. There will be no exemption awarded to incomplete qualification of ACCA.

ii. Initial admission in ACCA programme must be after having at least 12 years of education (Intermediate, A- level or equivalent certification from IBCC Pakistan.