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Resources you will find useful when you're studying for the ACA exams.

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Study resources

Select the relevant module below to access syllabus, skills development grids, sample exam papers, past exam papers and advice from the examiners.

Certificate Level

Six modules at the Certificate Level will introduce students to the fundamentals of accountancy, finance and business.

Professional Level

The six modules at this level build on the fundamentals and will test students’ understanding and ability to use technical knowledge in real-life scenarios. The Business Planning: Taxation and Business Strategy modules in particular help students to progress to the Advanced Level.

Advanced Level/Stage

Advanced Level Advanced Stage

At the Advanced Level, the Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management modules will test students’ understanding and strategic decision making at a senior level. They present real-life scenarios, with increased complexity and implications from the Professional Level modules.

The Case Study will test all the knowledge, skills and experience gained so far. It presents a complex business issue which will challenge students’ ability to problem solve, identify the ethical implications and provide an effective solution.

The Advanced Level exams are fully open book, so it replicates a real-life scenario where students have all the resources at their fingertips.

If you are a student who registered before July 2013 and are completing the ACA syllabus prior to this date, you may be required to sit the below Advanced Stage exams. Please note that the last exam sitting for these exams is July 2015. If you are at all unsure about which exams to sit, please contact your employer, tuition provider or our student support team.

Corporate Reporting
Strategic Business Management
Case Study

TI Business Reporting
TI Business Change