ACA Qualification (ICAEW) - Accounting Courses in the UK & London
The ACA qualification in accounting is provided by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). It is a very well respected accountancy qualification, especially if you want to get ahead in British business.
ACA - Full-time & Part-time Benefits
• ACA qualified accountants earn more on average than other accountants
• Almost 50% of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies have ACA accredited CFO’s
• Very well respected qualification for British firms
ACA Course Structure
The ACA training providers in London and the UK offer a course structure that is made up of two stages – professional and advanced.
Within the professional level there are 2 modules: Knowledge and Application.
Professional stage - Knowledge module
• Business Finance
• Principles of Taxation
• Management Information
This knowledge module can be taken as an isolated qualification called the CFAB (Certificate of Finance and Business).
Professional stage - Application module
• Audit and assurance
• Business Strategy
• Financial Accounting
• Financial Management
• Financial Reporting
Advanced stage - Technical Integration
• Business change
• Business reporting
• Advanced Case Study
The advanced case study helps you understand complex business problems by analysing data upon which you need to exercise your business judgement to come up with conclusions and suggestions for how to progress.
ACA Accounting Course Requirements
Before taking an ACA qualification course, you will need to be registered with the ICAEW. You will need to have a training agreement and secured work experience in accountancy to get membership.
The only other requirements are at least 2 A levels and three GCSEs or be AAT qualified.
ACA accounting examinations for the knowledge phase are done by online assessment and take 1.5 hours. The ACA London qualification exams for the application phase is done via a 2.5 hour paper based exam. The advanced stage technical integration is done by a paper based exam that takes 3.5 hours and the advanced case study takes 4 hours by paper.