BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting Oxford Brookes University (OBU)
RAP Mentorship Program

HeadStart, a GOLD Approved Learning Partner, Approved Employer and a Licensed CBE Centre of ACCA, is a professional accountancy service provider. We are also a growing advisory firm, founded in 2020 by renowned FCCA, ACCA, and ACCA Affiliates, with the unique idea of having an academic and advisory wing together in one comprehensive and complementary platform.

The Oxford Brookes University (OBU) was founded in 1865 in Oxford City, UK. It has four campuses in the UK. Oxford Brookes was named in the world’s top 200 international universities by Times Higher Education in 2016. In 2019, the University secured 376th position in the QS Global World University Ranking. OBU has over 18,000 students in the UK and over 130,000 alumni in 189 countries.

Benefits of BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting

  • Both time and cost-efficient
  • A European Bachelor’s Degree award
  • Learning how to do research and write an international standard academic research report
  • Doorway to further academic study/professional qualifications (e.g. – Master’s degree).
  • Meeting eligibility criteria to migrate overseas 

About BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting program is an unique collaboration between ACCA and OBU, allowing students to earn a prestigious graduation degree. This project work will enable the candidates to learn and practice the job-oriented practical skills, which is an added value to the certification.

How to Enroll?

To enrol on the program, the student must:

Be registered with Oxford Brookes University (i.e. opted-in to the BSc degree scheme before passing any of the three ACCA Applied Skills papers – Financial Reporting (FR), Audit & Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM). (Please note that all ACCA students are automatically opted-in to the scheme at the time of registration with ACCA, unless otherwise they willingly choose to opt-out themselves.)


Must sit and pass three (03) ACCA Applied Skills Level papers – Financial Reporting (FR), Audit & Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM). The three (03) Applied Knowledge Level papers and rest of the Applied Skills Level papers must either be passed or exempted.


Complete Ethics and Professional Skills Module (or previously known as Professional Ethics Module) within the stipulated timeline as mentioned on page 27 of the latest Information Pack for Periods 47 & 48 (2023-24)


Submit the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) within 10 years. The 10 years begin from either passing or getting an exemption from the student’s first ACCA paper. There is also 5 years extension for special circumstances.  To know more about the eligibility rules, please read pages 5-6 of the latest Information Pack for Periods 47 & 48 (2023-24)


To enrol with Mr. Yasin for the OBU mentorship service offered at HeadStart, please fill up the form below:

The entire assignment consists preparing the following:

  • A Research Report of less than 7,500 words 
  • A Skills and Learning Statement (SLS) of less than 2,000 words
  • A PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides so that it can be presented in around 15-minutes
  • List of References using Harvard Referencing System
  • Bibliography (optional, but not essential)
  • Additional appendices as applicable (e.g. – spreadsheet, financial statements, resubmission statement, etc.)

The research report consists of the following 3 parts:

  • Part 1: Objective and Research Approach (around 1,000 words)
  • Part 2: Information Gathering and Analytical Techniques Used (around 2,000 words)
  • Part 3: Analysis, Conclusions and Recommendation (around 4,500 words)

Report has to be appropriately referenced & cited in-text using Harvard Referencing System

The SLS consists of answering 2 pre-defined self-reflective questions. The students are expected to address the following areas briefly in their response:

  • What are the challenges they faced during their preparation for RAP and how did they overcome?
  • What are their key learnings/ skills improvement from the RAP?
  • How did the RAP help them developing Personally and Professionally?
  • How did the RAP help them to improve their communication & presentation skills?
  • How would the learnings be implemented in their respective professional career and academic life?

Answers must not be descriptive rather self-reflective. The student needs think about the whole journey of completing the RAP and briefly explain how they achieved the Graduate Skills. The entire SLS document must not exceed the maximum limit of 2,000 words.

The Mentorship Program offered in HeadStart will guide the students on different aspects of the Degree program, such as:

  • Choosing your topic
  • Understanding various research methods
  • Guidance on writing your report 
  • Arranging meetings with the Mentor
  • Advice on preparing key findings and making presentation before an audience
  • Preparing the SLS

Remote Mentoring: HeadStart provides remote mentoring facilities for candidates who are unable to physically visit or want to avoid traffic congestion. Students can easily connect with the Mentor via any convenient communication method, such as – email, phone conversation, video communication platforms (e.g. – Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.).

Rashedul Hasan Yasin

OBU Registered Mentor & HeadStart Faculty

Mr. Yasin is a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant (FCCA). He holds a BSc  (Hons) in Applied Accounting degree from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Currently, he is pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and passed Level 1.

His OBU research mentorship program is of a very high standard, which is carefully designed to ensure that the students realize the assessment criterias of the OBU degree program, right from the beginning.   


Total Graduates in 8 sessions
(period 40-47)


Research topics supervised
(referring to TOPICS in both old & new information pack )

TOPIC # 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 18 & 20



RAP Resources Materials

Considering the convenience of all the students, HeadStart is bringing all the related resource materials in one place which are already published by the ‘Concerned Authorities’. We would like to extend this facility so that students don’t struggle running after different websites to search for information and at the same time do not miss out on any of those important ones.

Please note that we do not claim copyright of any of these documents. These remain the sole properties of the ‘Concerned Authorities’.

Please find the materials below:

Resubmission Guide: If the student fails to pass the project on the first attempt, then they may be allowed to resubmit their project. The guidelines for resubmission can be found on pages 66-69 of the Information Pack for Periods 47 & 48 (2023-24)The OBU authority reserves the right to impose additional conditions in addition to the regular resubmission guidelines.  

Exemplars: Exemplars are some examples of good writing practices. Exemplars are given so that students get an idea of what a good report does look & read like.

  • Please click here to download Research Report exemplars.
  • Please click here to download Skills and Learning Statement exemplars.

Information Pack: Please click here to download the latest OBU RAP Information Pack for Periods 47 & 48 (2023-24) released in June 2023. 

Explaining the Information Pack released on June 2022

We work hard to prepare every student for their professional life

Our courses offer a good compromise between the continuous assessment and the emphasis placed on exams