ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

Advanced Level

The Advanced Level of the ACA qualification has three modules.

 

The Advanced Level exams present real-life scenarios, with greater complexity and wider implications than the Professional Level exams.

Exams overview

Advanced Level exams

The Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management exams are computer-based. They test your understanding and strategic decision-making at a senior level. They also present real-life scenarios, with greater complexity and wider implications than the Professional Level exams. 

The Case Study presents a complex business issue which challenges your ability to solve problems, identify ethical implications and provide effective solutions. The Case Study tests the knowledge, skills and experience you have gained to date. The Case Study exam is currently paper-based; it will move to computer in July 2019. 

The Advanced Level exams are fully open book, replicating a real-life scenario where all the resources are at your fingertips.

Syllabus

Exam resources

Computer-based exams: guidance and support

Head to the dedicated computer-based exam web page, or the exam resource web pages detailed above.

Live exam webinar

We held a live webinar on 4 October 2018, talking you through the live computer-based exam experience, sharing top tips and answering your questions.

Learning materials

Permitted texts

ACA tuition providers

Six-monthly reviews

It is a requirement of the ACA training agreement that you and your employer meet at least every six months. These meetings are to discuss and monitor your progress on professional development, ethics and professional scepticism, practical work experience, and exams.