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Project Report

The Project Report is an essential part of the Level 7 apprenticeship. It assesses evidence of your competence in the skills and behaviours required to become a Level 7 Accountancy Professional. Here we explain everything you need to know.

Project Report: overview

The Project report is one of the two parts of the Level 7 apprenticeship end-point assessment. It will draw on the experience you gain during your apprenticeship, by seeking evidence to demonstrate the skills and behaviours you have developed and will focus on the final 12 months of your apprenticeship.

The second part of the end-point assessment is the ACA Advanced Level Case Study. Find out more on the Case Study

There are two sessions per year available for you to submit your Project Report. The dates align with the Case Study exam sessions which take place in July (Session 1) and November (Session 2). View the Key dates and deadlines below.

Guide and sample scripts

For more information on the skills and behaviours which are being assessed, guidance on how to answer each requirement and examiner top tips, view the Project Report guide and sample scripts.

Template

For each exam session, we will release a template for you to complete. The template will appear on this page and it will indicate the skills and behaviours we are assessing in that session. It is essential you complete the template that we release for your session.

Save this page as a bookmark or make a note of the icaew.com/projectreport web link to navigate to the template as soon as it is released.

Key dates and deadlines

There are two sessions per year available for you to submit your Project Report. The dates align with the Case Study exam sessions which take place in July (Session 1) and November (Session 2). 

Key dates for each session are set out below:

  July (Session 1)  November (Session 2) 
Template released by ICAEW   01 May 2019 14 August 2019 
 Submission window opens  26 June 2019  09 October 2019
 Submission window closes  07 August 2019  20 November 2019
 Results  13 September 2019  To be confirmed
 

What you need to do

Within your Project Report, you will need to describe situations where you have shown competence in the required skills and behaviours. You will also need to evaluate these skills and behaviours and describe the lessons you have learnt that could be applied in the future.

It’s not a timed or invigilated exam which means you can gain assistance from your training provider, or your colleagues in completing your Project Report. However, it must describe your own work. Once you have completed the Project Report, you will need to submit it to us for marking. 

The Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship Standard sets out ten required skills and behaviours. They are:

Skills Behaviours 

Building relationships

Adds value 
Business insight Continuous improvement 
Communication  Flexibility 
Ethics and integrity Professional scepticism 
 Leadership  
 Problem solving and decision making  

Of these, all but Continuous improvement and Building relationships are also assessed in the Case Study exam. The end-point assessment is the combination of the Project Report and the Case Study exam. Therefore, the skills and behaviours will be assessed across the two exams, with some being covered in the Project Report and some in the Case Study exam. 

The Project Report has four requirements to complete:

  • Requirement 1 has two parts:
    - Part (a) will always assess continuous improvement; and
    - Part (b) will always assess building relationships.
  • Requirement 2 seeks evidence for wither ethics and integrity, or professional scepticism - you should select a scenario in which you demonstrated either ethics and integrity or professional scepticism.
  • Requirement 3 will assess an additional skill, selected at random by ICAEW at each session.
  • Requirement 4 will assess an additional behaviour, selected at random by ICAEW at each session.

For each requirement, you will be asked to identify a situation from your practical work experience in which you demonstrated that particular skill or behaviour, and:

  • describe the situation and your role/responsibilities;
  • explain the actions you carried out, and how you demonstrated the skill/behaviour;
  • evaluate how effective you were; and
  • describe what lessons you learnt (that could be applied in the future).

> Access a guide for students which provides all the information you need to complete the Project Report

How to submit your project report

You will be able to submit your Project Report if you have applied for, or previously sat the Case Study exam.

When you’re ready to submit your Project Report, you will do this in the same way as you apply for a Professional or Advanced Level exam. Log in to your online training file, go to the Examinations tab and click on ‘Apply for exams’. If you are eligible to submit your Project Report, it will be listed as an available assessment. Select Project Report and you will be prompted to upload it. Your Project Report will then be sent to us for marking.

Please note that we reserve the right to contact your employer at any time to review and confirm that the content within your Project Report is a true representation of work undertaken.

Have a question?

If you have a question relating to the Project Report, your training provider will be able to help and guide you.