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How to guides for ACA students

Got a question about your ACA training? We’ve designed a series of how-to-guides to help you with the essential components and processes that you will need to complete during the ACA.

Here you’ll find step-by-step guidance on everything from registering as a student and applying for CPL, to using your online training file, logging your progress and booking your exams.

Essential student guides

An essential guide, providing information on how to start your journey as an ACA student, your training explained, guidance on how to update your online training file and the importance of six-monthly reviews. The ACA student induction webinar also provides a useful summary of what you need to know.  

The Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship involves completing the ACA qualification with additional apprenticeship-requirements. This guide and the Level 7 student induction webinar explains everything you need to know. 

How to book an exam 

Due to the global challenges caused by COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the June sitting for the Professional level exams and will be postponing the July Advanced Level exams. We have also been advised that all PearsonVue owned exam centres in the UK are closed until further notice affecting those taking our Certificate Level exams, other countries have also been affected by such closures. For further information please visit our coronavirus hub.

How to register as a student

How to apply for credit for prior learning (CPL)

How to modify or withdraw from an exam booking

How to use your online training file

How to prepare for ACA exams

Keep an eye out for new how to guides coming soon. 

How to prepare for a six-monthly review