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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 the 2019 sessions 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||10 January 2020|
Key dates for the 2020 sessions are set out below:
|July (Session 1)||November (Session 2)|
|Template released by ICAEW||29 April 2020||12 August 2020|
|Submission window opens||24 June 2020||07 October 2020|
|Submission window closes||05 August 2020||18 November 2020|
|Results||11 September 2020||08 January 2021|
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:
|Business insight||Continuous improvement|
|Ethics and integrity||Professional scepticism|
|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.
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:
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.