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There are 15 ACA exams which are broken down into two stages – the Professional Stage and the Advanced Stage.


 

The syllabus is designed to develop your core technical, commercial and ethical skills and knowledge in a structured and rigorous way. Progression through the ACA modules will equip and prepare you for the demanding multi-disciplinary Case Study.


PROFESSIONAL STAGE

There are 12 exam modules at the Professional Stage which focus on the acquisition and application of technical skills and knowledge.

Knowledge Modules – six computer-based assessments that provide an introduction to the core concepts underpinning accountancy. The assessments are one and a half hours long and you can sit them at any time (subject to availability) at ICAEW-approved test centres.

Application Modules – six paper-based exams that allow you to develop and apply your technical knowledge and skills. These exams are two and a half hours long and are sat at ICAEW exam centres. There are four exam sessions each year.


ADVANCED STAGE

There are two Technical Integration modules and a Case Study at the Advanced Stage. The Technical Integration exams will require you to integrate and apply your professional, technical and ethical judgement skills to business scenarios.

The Case Study requires you to apply a depth of technical knowledge, integration of learning from across the syllabus and a demonstration of strategic business skills. You can only apply for and sit the Case Study exam once you have begun the third year of your period of approved training.

These exams are sat at ICAEW exam centres and there are two exam sessions each year. The Technical Integration exams are three and a half hours long and the Case Study is four hours.