Students sit three Professional Level papers at each sitting. This is the quickest route to qualification and also the most intense from a study perspective. This route comes highly recommended for students with a strong and relevant academic background.
Allows students to sit two Professional Level papers at each sitting. It is approximately six months slower than the 3:3 route, it therefore allows students to spread their studies over a more extended time period. The route can be particularly useful if opportunities for study are restricted or if workflow planning proves difficult under the 3:3 approach.
Allows students to take all three Advanced papers together at one sitting. This has the advantage that all technical knowledge gained from the SBM and CR papers is fresh at the point that students take their ACS exam. Although ACS is a non-technical exam, the retention of technical knowledge can help to reinforce student confidence. This is also the quickest route through Advanced ACA.
Students take the SBM and CR papers at one sitting and then take ACS separately at the following sitting. This less intense route can suit students with limited study time.
Apprenticeship Milestone maps
If your students will be studying ACA under an apprenticeship we have provided a link to a 3:3 milestone map below as an example pathway.
Download ICAEW Level 7 Milestone Map (PDF 129KB)