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Routes into accountancy

Kaplan offers globally recognised accountancy qualifications and can support you in your journey, whether you are just starting out or looking to progress your career.


Association of Accounting Technicians

A great place to begin your learning journey with no prior qualifications or experience required.

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Ideal if you want to work across multiple industries in a role that has the responsibility for accountancy and auditing, taxation, and financial management.



Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Choose CIMA if you want to lead finance departments or provide management accounting consultancy.



Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Ideal if you want to be a Chartered Accountant working in a role that involves accountancy, auditing, taxation or forensic accounting.


Recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students

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The power of apprenticeships to transform your business

We know that the role of learning is to transform. Apprenticeships are an effective way to develop relevant technical knowledge and skills that are applied back into a role, working in the finance profession.

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Become an apprentice

If you’re an aspiring accountancy professional looking to excel your career, an apprenticeship could be a great way to develop your knowledge and skills, and gain an industry-recognised professional qualification alongside.

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Why Kaplan?

Leading partners

Partnering with leaders from industry and global institutes, our courses are underpinned by specialist content co-created with experts in their field.

80+ years experience

Kaplan has been delivering Accountancy training in the UK for over 80 years. We’ve developed a methodology which achieves results.

Outstanding pass rates

Our pass rates are consistently higher than global averages. Our programmes are designed with learner success in mind so you can feel confident choosing Kaplan.

Choice to suit you

Whether you are looking to study in the classroom or online, via books or as an apprenticeship, Kaplan offers a choice of routes to qualification.

An accountancy qualification can open the door to many career paths

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Management Accountant

A management accountant helps organisations prosper, whether you choose to work for a large corporation or start your own business.

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Financial Accountant

A financial accountant lives and breathes numbers, so you'll be analysing and maintaining statements, and reporting to stakeholders and investors.

Qualification needed:

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Working for some of the largest accounting firms in the world, an auditor gets a unique insight into many different businesses.

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Forensic Accountant

The exciting world of forensic accounting allows you to solve mysteries where finances are involved.

Qualification needed:

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Credit Control

Working in most UK and international commerce organisations, this role acts as an essential role between commercial businesses and customers.

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Credit Control apprenticeships Level 2 and 3

Award winning

We’ve been recognised many times at the Learning Technologies Awards across different categories:

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Learning Technologies Gold Award 2023. Excellence in the design of learning content - commercial sector (UK) logo.
Learning Technologies Gold Award 2021 logo. Best Learning Game.
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Stay at the forefront of your industry with our leading insights

From study tips to career advice, thought leadership to professional development, explore a range of insights developed in partnership with leaders of the accountancy and tax professions.

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