Overview of programme
You will soon be undertaking the first two modules (Accounting and Assurance) of the ACA qualification, administered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales (ICAEW).
These modules will typically be completed within the first 6-8 weeks of joining the Firm, after which you have the option of going on to complete the full ACA qualification. Becoming a qualified member of the ICAEW typically takes three years and consists of 15 examinations, 450 days of practical work experience and compliance with ethical and professional scepticism requirements.
This guide is designed to tell you everything you need to know about your ACA qualification.
The ACA Qualification is split into three Levels – Certificate, Professional and Advanced.
The Certificate Level consists of 6 papers to introduce the basic concepts around key topics
such as Accounting, Assurance and Tax. They are tested via computer based exams which are predominantly multiple choice, some papers have longer questions. The pass mark is 55%.
The six Professional Level papers build on your knowledge from Certificate Level and start to test your ability to apply knowledge to client scenarios. The pass mark is 55%.
At the Advanced Level, there are three papers: Corporate Reporting, Strategic Business
Management and Advanced Case Study. These papers have a pass mark of 50%.
Your ACA qualification learning materials are all accessed through the MyKaplan portal for your technical studies. You will receive access to this through an email invitation, once you have been enrolled on your first course. You can access this system from work or home via your desktop, tablet or handheld device.
There are numerous resources you can access on MyKaplan, including:
- Introduction to study guides
- Course Materials
- Recordings of your online lectures
- Online tutorials breaking down the syllabus
- E-Learning segments
- Mini mock and full mock assessments
- Exam and revision technique
If you continue on to complete the full ICAEW ACA qualification, you will be required to also complete the following to comply with the ICAEW’s requirements:
- You must accumulate and show evidence of at least 450 days of Practical Work Experience (one working day is seven hours). Practical Work Experience (PWE) is work experience of a financial, business and/or commercial nature
- Complete the ICAEW online Ethics Learning programme including the Ethics assessment which can be accessed from your online training file.
Your Kaplan tutors are industry experts and will support you with any part of your professional qualification.
Outside of the classroom we also have our dedicated Academic Support team to support with technical subject matter related queries. They can be contacted via Live Chat, Request a Call-back or email. Contact details for tutors and Academic Support will be provided through MyKaplan at the start of your course.
Your Deloitte Coach (you may also see this as referred to as an Early Careers Coach) and/or Exam Manager will support you through your professional qualification. They will monitor your course attendance, review your performance in mock / real exams as well as oversee your progress throughout the qualification.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)
If you require specific support due to a diagnosed condition Kaplan can support you with additional resources. If you need clarification on reasonable adjustments you may be eligible for, or require support in your reasonable adjustment applications to any professional bodies for your exams, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to refer you to our SENCo.
The next section outlines key tasks for you to complete ahead of joining the firm. Please read the following checklist carefully and ensure you complete these tasks before your start date:
- Register with ICAEW once you have received your actual grades (degree or A-level). You will receive guidance from Deloitte on how to complete your ICAEW student registration via email.
- If applicable, apply for exemptions/credit for prior learning, and/or access arrangement with the ICAEW.
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