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info_outline Coronavirus (COVID-19): From September 2020 we will be opening up some of our classrooms for certain qualifications, with safety measures in place.

More information can be found on the institute advice pages ›

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CIMA institute advice for Coronavirus

Below is the latest and most up to date information from the Institute, regarding exams and assessments.

Find out more:

Classroom courses

For CIMA courses starting in late September / early October (Q4 courses), classroom courses will be running with reduced capacities in certain locations. Where these are not available we have a range of remote learning options available as an alternative to help you continue to study. Please visit our CIMA timetable page for more information.

For CIMA courses through to the end of September 2020 (Q3 courses), these will continue to be taught as Live Online courses. An interim CIMA Live Online Timetable has been created and further details can be found on the CIMA timetable page.

Assessment information

CIMA’s exams are available for assessment. Students will be able to sit this assessment at home using established Pearson Vue remote testing software. Alternatively, some Pearson centres are starting to open with socially distanced exams taking place. More information on where these centres are and what this could mean for you can be found on the Pearson Vue websitelaunch. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the region that applies to you. Kaplan assessment centres remain currently closed until further notice.

For more information on remote exams please see further down this page.

Objective Tests

Institute news

Launched in early June, CIMA are running a scheme whereby if you book an exam between 1st June and 31st July and are unsuccessful you can resit for free. Please note this only applies to the Professional Objective Tests exams and not Case study exams or Certificate BA subjects. Terms and conditions apply. For more information please contact CIMA.

Impact on courses

We have converted existing classroom courses into Live Online courses on similar dates. Students can also use our award winning OnDemand product to continue to study and progress through the qualification. Please view the timetable link at the top of the page for more information.


Case Studies

Institute news

Students will be able to sit this assessment at home using established Pearson Vue remote testing software.

The exam weeks for August are the same as originally planned:

  • Operational case study exams: 12, 13, 14 August 2020
  • Management case study exams: 19, 20, 21 August 2020
  • Strategic case study exams: 26, 27, 28 August 2020

UK Apprenticeships L4 and L7 EPA1

  • L4 EPA 1 new date: 1 September 2020
  • L7 EPA 1: 26, 27, 28 August 2020

Results for the May sitting will be released from the 9th July. OCS 9th July, MCS 16th July, SCS 23rd July.

Impact on courses

We have converted existing classroom courses into Live Online courses on similar dates. Students can also study for the Case Study using our award winning OnDemand product. Please view the timetable link at the top of the page for more information.


More information about remote exams

You can book your exam in the usual way through My CIMA launch. This applies to Certificate of Business Accounting, Professional Qualification, and UK Apprenticeships.  

Before booking we recommend you test the equipment you plan to take your exams on with a system test launch. You must do a system test before your exams so please check this out as soon as you can, before you schedule.

The exam format will stay the same, but the presentation is very slightly different. Take a look at one of the new practice tests launch (please note: you will need to sign in or create an account and then you can select the free practice test).

CIMA has added more FAQs launch including technical specifications, room requirements, how to test your computer and more.

CIMA will be using Pearson’s OnVUE system for the Objective Tests. For more information watch this short video launch (note: a proctor is the same as an invigilator).

Who is best to contact for help and advice?

Students:
If you would like some support with technical questions while you are studying don't forget about our Academic Support team. They are available 7 days a week via email, live chat and 'request a callback' through MyKaplan.

If you are worried about your progress through your Apprenticeship, please speak to your talent coach.

For any other questions please contact our Student Services team via +44 (0) 161 259 7400 or studentservices@kaplan.co.uk

Clients:
Please reach out to your account manager or send us an email to clientservices@kaplan.co.uk

Safeguarding and Mental Health

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact us via Safeguarding@kaplan.co.uk during working hours. It is a confidential email account.

There are two very good charities who have out of hours support: NSPCC for concerns about young people 0808 800 5000 or the Samaritans 116123.

We can also signpost you to several helpful organisations - we have collated contact details of organisations such as Anxiety UK, Mind, CALM, and Young Minds.

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