Cert(CPD) ACCA Fundamentals Programme - paper F5

The F5 Performance Management paper assesses your knowledge and understanding of how to manage the performance of a business. It’s an essential element of the ACCA Fundamentals Level, and is one of six ACCA Fundamental Skills training programmes delivered by the University of Bolton to support your achievement of the external ACCA qualification.

ACCA Fundamentals Programme - paper F5

Key information



Mode of Study:



15 weeks


The University of Bolton

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Course Details

If you want to work as a chartered certified accountant, the F5 Performance Management paper is an essential step in helping you to realise your ambitions.

The University’s highly qualified and experienced staff will offer you support and expert tuition to help you develop a deep understanding a deep understanding of how to manage the performance of a business, and build on the knowledge you gained while completing F2 Management Accounting paper.

During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to explain and apply cost accounting techniques; identify appropriate budgeting techniques and methods for planning and control; discuss performance management information and measurement systems; and assess the performance of an organisation from both a financial non-financial viewpoint.

  • Regular examination practice sessions give you the chance to get detailed feedback about your knowledge and future objectives.
  • You’ll be taught by a subject specialist with either a relevant PhD or full CCAB qualifications.
  • You’ll be allocated a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout the programme.
  • The University of Bolton is a gold status ACCA Approved Learning Partner.
Key Features
  • This is step five of the ACCA Fundamentals Programme qualification pathway, continuing your ongoing professional development and expertise.
  • You’ll receive up to 45 hours of tuition over 15 weeks, giving you the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding at an advanced level.
  • Weekly sessions cover tuition, revision, question practice and examination technique, and are taught by friendly and dedicated tutors focused on helping you become a qualified accountant.
  • You’ll have the chance to support your learning with the University of Bolton’s extensive library, 24/7 IT facilities, and free Wi-Fi access.

Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 903.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

This paper is an essential element of the ACCA Fundamentals Level, and is one of six ACCA Fundamental Skills training programmes delivered by the University of Bolton to support your achievement of the external ACCA qualification.

Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £500 for the academic year 2020/21.


The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2020/2021.


Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton undergraduate students.

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

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The University welcomes applications from our group partners and progressing students so we try to make our application process as simple and as fast as possible. By selecting the link for your chosen course from the list shown below you will be taken directly to our online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this and ensure you upload all supporting documents such as certificates and your personal statement when you apply.

Please ensure when you are asked to add a contact email address you add your college/university email account address as well as your personal address. If you do not add your college address as your contact address we will be unable to identify you as a partner and you will be referred to apply via UCAS, which incurs a cost.

We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!

You’ll be expected to attend a three-hour learning session (6pm to 9pm) once a week for 15 weeks.

The first hour of each session will be a formal lecture introducing a key topic on the syllabus. The following two hours will be conducted in a seminar format, looking at past exam questions on the subject area covered in that week’s formal lecture.

There is no written coursework for this qualification. Your grade will be based entirely on the results of a professional written examination set by ACCA.

  • Performance Management
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneWritten exams 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 22%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 78%


The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Carl Bridge
Head of Accounting and Programme Leader


+44 (0)1204 903019

Kashif Anwar
Senior Lecturer in Accountancy


+44 (0)1204 903024

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton


+44 (0)1204 903903

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