What routes are available?
Three routes into the profession
School leaver routes - Watch video
Apprenticeship opportunities - Watch video
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Training as a graduate
Students from any degree disciplines such as engineering, philosophy, law, history and modern languages can all qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in three years. Graduates do not require a finance-related degree or even maths at A-level to start their rewarding career as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business, also known as ICAEW CFAB, covers the first six modules of the ACA qualification and provides a solid foundation in key finance and business skills. It is also a stepping stone to the ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP) designation. There are no academic entry requirements to study ICAEW CFAB: it is open to all including school leavers, undergraduates, mature students and career changers.