Professional Qualifications

Last year Kaplan trained over 51,000 students for their professional qualifications

Accountancy and Tax

A career in accountancy offers an excellent salary, stability and plenty of opportunity for career progression. It is one of the most established and well respected professions in the world and you can use your accountancy qualification to work in any industry that interests you - whether that's fashion, tech, education or elsewhere.

Are you interested in a career in accountancy but not sure which qualification to choose? Read our guide to choosing an accountancy qualification.

We provide training courses for the following qualifications


  • AAT

    Association of Accounting Technicians

  • ACCA

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • CIMA

    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • ATT

    Association of Taxation Technicians


    Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

  • CTA

    Chartered Tax Advisor

  • FIA

    Foundation in Accountancy

  • ICB

    Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Banking and Financial Services

A career in financial services could mean working in investment banking or commercial banking. A professional qualification can help advance your career and is a prerequisite for some roles.

We provide training and courses for the following qualifications


I loved my course with Kaplan. I was taught by excellent tutors and felt I was offered a really personalised learning experience

Debbi WallisCIMA Classroom Student

Flexible Study Methods

We offer various study methods depending on the qualification. Distance Learning and Live Online options allow you to study at a location that suits you, either at your own pace or to a schedule online timetable. Or study in a classroom at one of our local centres in cities around the UK.

Funding options

Many of our courses allow you to spread the cost of your studies with an interest free payment plan or pay with an Advanced Learner's Loan.

Depending on your age, the cost of some courses can be covered by an employer as a government-funded Apprenticeship.

Kaplan will not only place you on a path to a bigger, successful career, it will ensure your CV is on the top of the pile when climbing that ladder.

Daniel HopkinsAAT Level 3 PassPlus student

Study Tips

If you're studying for a professional qualification, check out our latest study tips and career insights

CIMA Certificate 2017 syllabus

CIMA Certificate - 2017 syllabus explained

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The new Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) was introduced on 11th January 2017, and as of this date students are no longer able to take exams on the old 2011 syllabus. The biggest difference of the new syllabus is the removal of th...
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ACCA Exam Evaluations September/December 2016

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Kaplan’s team of ACCA content specialists have cast their expert eyes over a selection of the papers we’ve received from ACCA from the September and December 2016 exams, and have given their views on the questions from those exams. If you’re about…
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How to plan your studies

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When planning your CIMA studies, the first thing we would recommend you do is decide which sitting you wish to attempt your Case Study exam in and then work backwards to decide on when to sit your Objective Test subjects. There are a few di...