As part of the ACA evolution, an updated syllabus was introduced in July 2013. The period of parallel running of the Professional Stage application module exams came to an end in June 2014, and the parallel running of the Advanced Stage exams will come to an end in July 2015. The last exam session for the Technical Integration Business Change and Business Reporting modules will be the July 2015 exam sitting. From November, only the Advanced Level exams will be available.
As an employer there are several key ACA examination regulations that you need to be aware of:
Credit for prior learning (CPL) is our term for exam exemptions. Students with accounting/business related degrees or professional accountancy qualifications may be eligible for exemptions against some of the exams. There are up to eight credits for prior learning (CPL) available at the Professional Level exams.
Students can access past papers, examiners feedback and useful articles in the exam resources area of the student website.
ACA students can discuss topics of interest and network with each other on the students' forum or blog. We regularly provide 'Ask a Tutor' sessions.
We produce monthly webinars on a variety of professional skills and technical topics. These sessions are recorded and posted onto the main student website so students can listen at a later date.
As an employer there are a number of things that you should find helpful to know regarding your students exam results:
Once a student has received their exam results, if they have failed an exam paper and believe that the result is not correct, or would like more information about their marks, they can request either a marks review or a marks feedback.
Information contained on this page is for your students following the ACA pre-July 2013.