Authorised training principals (ATP) are required to manage the delivery of ACA training and be the main point of contact with us. They will take an active lead in the development of their ACA students and ensure that our training standards are being maintained.
The role of an ATP is not onerous: monitoring their ACA students is a straightforward, online process. ICAEW staff are also on hand to guide them throughout their students’ training and can offer advice on all aspects of ACA training when needed.
An ATP should have a CCAB qualification, for example, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS, CAI, or an equivalent professional accountancy qualification awarded by a nationally recognised body, and should be in a senior position within their organisation. They must also have at least two years of membership of their professional body.
There can be up to three authorised training principals within one organisation and each can oversee a maximum of four students. If the number of students or ATPs increases, we recommend that your organisation becomes an authorised training employer.
The ATP scheme is available around the world.
The responsibilities of an ATP includes ensuring that their students hold the required qualifications to undertake the ACA. They also need to issue an ACA training agreement.
ATPs are required to:
They will be able to help their students to select appropriate study programmes, set policies for exam performance, study leave and financial support (if appropriate) and implement a system of monitoring study and exam performance, providing support where needed.
Within your students' workplace, you are also required to:
As an ATP you will be able to: