ICAEW - Qualification Papers

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. www.icaew.com

The ICAEW chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. Its integrated components provide an in-depth understanding across accountancy, finance and business. Combined, these components help build the technical knowledge, professional skills and practical experience needed to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Each component is designed to complement each other, which means that students can put theory into practice and can understand and apply what they learn to their day-to-day work

The components are:

  • Professional development
  • Ethics and professional scepticism
  • Three to five years’ practical work experience
  • 15 accountancy, finance and business exams

ICAEW constantly reviews the content of the ACA qualification to reflect real-life trends and advances in technology. We work closely with employers, tuition providers, academics and examiners to ensure that the updates equip the chartered accountants of the future with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

ICAEW ACA Website

ACA Syllabus Handbook

Certificate Level
Accounting (AC)
Management Information (MI)
Business, Technology and Finance (BTF)
Assurance (AS)
Principles of Tax (PTX)
Law (LW)
Professional Level
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
Tax Compliance (TC)
Business Planning: Tax (BPT)
Audit and Assurance (AA)
Business Strategy and Technology (BST)
Financial Management (FM)
Advanced Level
Corporate Reporting (CR)
Strategic Business Management (SBM)
Case Study (CS)
 Evening ClassesWeekend ClassesDistance Learning
Mode of Delivery:Face-to-FaceFace-to-FaceDistance Learning
Number of Sessions:6 (4½ hours each)6 (4½ hours each)6 (personal sessions)
Exam Training:YesYesYes
Continuous Tutor Support:YesYesYes
Assignments:Assignment BriefingsAssignment BriefingsAssignment Briefings
Other Benefits:Small ClassesSmall ClassesFlexibility & Weekly Skyping
Course Materials:Official TextbookOfficial TextbookOfficial Textbook
Paper/SubjectDistance Learning Classroom StudyEnrolment Form
Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business
Accounting (AC)EUR 550.-EUR 695.-Download
Management Information (MI)EUR 550.-EUR 695.-Download
Business, Technology and Finance (BTF)EUR 550.-EUR 695.-Download
Assurance (AS)EUR 550.-EUR 695.-Download
Principles of Tax PTX)EUR 550.-EUR 695.-Download
Law (LW)EUR 550.-EUR 695.-Download
Professional Level
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)EUR 725.-EUR 895.-Download
Tax Compliance (TC)EUR 725.-EUR 895.-Download
Business Planning: Tax (BPT)EUR 725.-EUR 895.-Download
Audit and Assurance (AA)EUR 725.-EUR 895.-Download
Business Strategy and Technology (BST)EUR 725.-EUR 895.-Download
Financial Management (FM)EUR 725.-EUR 895.-Download
Advanced Level
Corporate Reporting (CR)EUR 950.-EUR 1,195.-Download
Strategic Business Management (SBM)EUR 950.-EUR 1,195.-Download
Case Study (CS)EUR 950.-EUR 1,195.-Download