The Gateway course follows the same structure as our standard Management case study course with an additional Live Online session before the main course starts.
This will introduce:
- The Case Study
- The style of the exam
And will underpin the knowledge you already have.
Case Study is examined 4 times per year and each exam session is based on a new pre-seen which is released by CIMA six weeks before the exam.
2. Study methods
CIMA Gateway is only available via Live Online, and starts 1-2 months earlier than the standard case study course, to provide the opportunity to identify any knowledge gaps you may have, and allow you the additional time to study any technical areas.
Live interactive online classes at a set time, which you can watch from anywhere.
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- Live lectures delivered online by a tutor
- Re-watch and replay lessons through recordings
3. Exams and sittings
Timings and working towards an assessment
In the Case Study, you’ll work through a real life scenario, where your ‘role’ will be a Finance Manager. Case Study exams are 3 hours long, are computer-based, and available to take in four windows throughout the year (February, May, August, November), at a Kaplan centre or Pearson VUE assessment centre. They are marked by a human, and results are available 5 weeks after the close of the exam window. They will test your research and analysis skills, how you present information, and your persuasion and communication skills.
How long does it take to pass?
It takes three months to complete the Gateway course, from the introductory session to the Case Study exam.
4. Study materials and delivery costs
All students will receive:
Official CIMA Management Case Study text
Familiarisation and practice workbook
Technical recap summaries - revision notes
How much it costs to deliver your study materials and how long it takes depends on where in the world you live.
Delivery fees are as follows:
UK and NI - £7 for the first package, £7 for subsequent packages
EU - £30 for the first package, £30 for subsequent packages
Rest of the World - £50 for the first package, £50 for subsequent packages
A package relates to all the materials for a specific subject, for example CIMA P2 Advanced Management Accounting. If purchasing a course for more than one subject, the additional package charges will apply.
Delivery fees are capped at 3 x the cost, per single order. So, if you buy 5 courses for UK delivery in a single order, it will be £7 x 3, rather than £7 x 5.
Our standard delivery times are:
UK – 3 to 5 working days
EU – 5 to 7 working days
Rest of the World – 7 to 10 working days*
*Subject to availability.
If delivery charges are applicable for your course, they will be shown during the online checkout process, before you complete your payment details.
5. MyKaplan: online learning environment
MyKaplan is your online learning portal where you can access all of your online learning and testing resources, including online versions of your study materials. Accessible from your computer, tablet or via the dedicated mobile app, it’s the one stop shop for everything you need with practical resources to help you prepare for your exams.
View your detailed study programme and online materials in one place and access your content in a few clicks
Contact a tutor directly using LiveChat. You can also email or request a call back
Technical recap videos - working through the summaries, helping you get up to speed with the assumed knowledge you’ll need.
Track your performance by topic and easily identify where you need to improve; you can even compare yourself with others in your class
Take part in forum discussions with students and tutors and find answers to common questions
Online copies of the E2, P2 and F2 Objective Test Study Texts
Use the mobile app to study on the move and access your study materials offline
Access to VideoBank - hundreds of tutor-led videos to help you get the most out of your course.
You can access your content for six months after the selected exam sitting.
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6. Tutor support
We’ll support you every step of the way throughout your CIMA learning experience with us. You can contact a tutor and get the help you need quickly and easily.
Provided by our Academic Support team (our dedicated team of expert tutors):
- LiveChat (instant response via online messenger system)
- Email (we'll get back to you within 4 hrs)
- Discussion forum (we’ll get back to you within 4 hrs)
- Request a callback so you can speak to a tutor (we'll arrange a call with you within 24 hrs). Please note request a callback is not available to overseas students
Academic Support opening times
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 5:30pm
Weekends: 9am - 1pm
8. Pricing structure
Course price is £1,259 (inc. VAT)
Your employer may fund the costs of your studies if you're already working in a related field and want to develop your learning. You'll need to speak to them to see if you're eligible and whether they would be willing to fund the cost.