Our CFAB first approach is an extended 4 year pathway which has been designed to provide school leavers with the best in delivery and support.
Key features of the pathway
The table below highlights the key features of our CFAB first school leaver route versus our standard ACA pathway:
||Standard ACA pathway
||CFAB first school leaver route
|Accounting and Assurance
||Ten day intensive classroom course, with both exams sat approximately two weeks after the course finishes.
Our classroom course is split into two blocks, with a gap in between each block.
Live Online review day situated in between course blocks.
An additional day of Accounting revision is also provided at the end of the course.
Accounting and Assurance exams sat independently.
Additional course time allows students to acclimatise to the difference between studying for A-levels and studying for professional qualifications, working at a less intensive pace with time available to consolidate their understanding. Interweaving study time at Kaplan with work gives time for students to get used to their work environment and an opportunity to understand more of the context to the subjects they are studying.
Sitting the two exams separately helps to relieve pressure on school leavers.
|Remaining Certificate Level subjects
||Subjects are grouped in pairs over the first three months
||Each subject is sat individually over a longer period of six months.
||Less pressure on school leaver students as they are only studying one subject at a time, with more time spent in the workplace in order to adjust to the pressures of balancing work, study and home life.
||Exams sat in three subject groupings.
||Exams sat in two subject groupings.
||Lower study intensity when only sitting two subjects at a time. Less pressure is placed on cognitive load of school leavers.
The pathway map provides an indicative example for a September starter of the month in which each phase of study takes place. It is important to note that study duration does not last an entire month but is in line with the standard study durations outlined in our published ACA timetables.