The ACA qualification provides graduates with the skills, expertise and understanding for a career in accounting, business and finance.
The ACA qualification is made up of 15 examinations, alongside 450 days of work experience. For graduates with an accounting or business related degree, or a professional accountancy qualification, credit for prior learning (exemptions) may be available. Depending on your degree, university and module pass mark; ACA students may apply for up to eight credits against professional stage ACA exam modules.
ACA’s unique training produces chartered accountants who are valued in all sectors, from firms of chartered accountants (public practice), commercial organisations and multinationals to public sector bodies. Over 84% of FTSE 100 company boards include at least one qualified ACA - proof that the ACA is really worth having.
There are four essential elements that a trainee must successfully complete to gain the ACA Qualification:
1. Examinations
2. Technical Work Experience (TWE)
3. Initial Professional Development (IPD)
4. Structured Training in Ethics (STE)