ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
The Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification, offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), is recognised around the world as a top level financial business qualification. With over 127,000 members, ICAEW is Europe's largest professional accountancy body.
The ACA qualification chartered accountant, auditor and business analyst, in a wide variety of sectors including practice, commerce, industry and the public sector. It is highly regarded and often facilitates a pathway to career progression and above-average salaries.
- Students must be at least 18 years old to enrol for an ACA course at LCA.
- Students will require 2 A-levels and 3 GCSE passes (including maths & English)
- Alternatively, students may study for the AAT-ACA Fast Track after leaving school.
The ACA qualification comprises two stages:
- Professional Stage - 12 exams (6 computer-based and 6 paper-based)
- Advanced Stage - 2 exams & 1 case study
- Professional Stage (Application Modules): March, June, September and December
- Advanced Stage: July and November
- Knowledge Modules (Professional Stage) may be sat throughout the year as they are computer-based.
Students who hold qualifications such as relevant degrees, or who are ACCA or CIMA passed finalists may be eligible for exemptions .
You are advised to register with the ICAEW at least eight weeks before the examination date.
ICAEW introduced a new ACA qualification in 2007 designed to develop core technical, commercial and ethical skills and knowledge. LCA students can study all parts other than the final case study either full-time or part-time. LCA tuition for the final case study is for those with an approved training contract.