Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
RQF Level: 5
Total credit value: 42 credits
Thinking about studying ICAEW?
The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is highly respected and valued in businesses around the world as one of the most advanced professional qualifications available.
This qualification will require you to complete at least three years of on-the-job training while passing a series of exams. The ACA is divided into four key elements, which will provide you with a combination of finance knowledge, accountancy skills, and real world business experience. They are:
Practical work experience in a relevant area (such as accounting, audit, tax, financial management or insolvency) with an ICAEW authorised training employer
15 exam modules covering a broad range of topics
Professional development and skills
Ethics and professional scepticism
We offer classroom based tuition. You’ll receive access to a dedicated Microsoft Teams platform, study texts, revision questions and cards, course notes, online access to practice mock exams, and access to all class recordings so you can go over what we’ve learned at a time that’s convenient for you.
What does your pathway to being a chartered accountant look like?
We offer classroom tuition.
The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business qualification, provides a gateway into finance, accounting and business, covering all the keys skills and essential knowledge you need for a career as a finance professional. Recognised by organisations all over the world, the CFAB is ideal for anyone who works, or wants to work, in business or practice.
The CFAB is a stand-alone qualification in its own right, and also opens the door to progress to the prestigious ACA qualification and becoming a chartered accountant.
The CFAB involves six modules, covering a range of topics to give you a complete grounding in finance and accounting fundamentals:
Business, technology and finance
Principles of taxation
Recognised and respected around the world, the ACA qualification comprises six exams which build on the fundamentals and will test your ability to use technical knowledge in real-life scenarios.
The six ACA exams are computer based, and can be taken in March, June, September and December, covering the following professional level topics:
Audit and assurance
Business strategy and technology
Financial accounting and reporting (UK GAAP)
Business planning: taxation
The Advanced Level consists of three papers, available to sit twice a year in July and November as computer based written exams:
Strategic business management
The corporate reporting and strategic business management exams are designed to test your understanding and strategic decision-making at a senior level – based on real life scenarios.
The case study presents a complex business issue, testing your ability to problem solve, identify ethical implications and provide an effective solution based on the knowledge, skills and experience you’ve gained.
What do you need to get started?
Entry requirements will depend upon your starting point. Please contact us to find out more.
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying for your qualification. If you are still unsure which course of level of study is right for you, a personal consultation with one of our specialist advisers will help determine both the right level of qualification, and the right delivery method to suit your learning style and circumstances.
Why choose Reed Learning?
Reed Learning is an ICAEW Approved Learning Partner, with a long history of providing world class accountancy tuition. This means you can expect to receive high quality tuition and excellent student support, in a comfortable environment conducive to studying.
As an ICAEW approved learning partner, we are required to meet ICAEW best practice benchmarks relating to the institution and course management, course delivery, and student support.
Our student pass rates regularly exceed national first time pass rates across all subjects.
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