What routes are available?
School leaver programme – Training can start straight from school after completion of A Levels or an international equivalent.
University options – There are lots of opportunities to start working towards the ACA while completing a degree. This includes studying any undergraduate degree and working towards the ACA separately, degrees that offer accredited work placements and/or ACA exam credits.
Apprenticeships – ICAEW and its employers offer both level 4 and level 7 apprenticeships in accountancy. The level 7 qualification results in someone becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant.
ICAEW CFAB – The certificate in finance, accounting and business is internationally recognised. It can be studied flexibly and independently, and can provide a gateway to the full ACA qualification.
AAT - ACA fast track – ICAEW has teamed up with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to provide a route that allows people to gain the AAT qualification and to progress onto the ACA via a faster route.
Training as a graduate – ICAEW employers welcome students from all degree disciplines onto their programmes because they value people from a range of backgrounds, with different ideas and perspectives.