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ICAEW training routes

We offer a diverse range of entry routes to chartered accountancy for school leavers, graduates, experienced professionals and career changers. Explore the six main routes and pick the option that’s right for your business.

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ICAEW apprenticeships

Organisations in England can access government funding and offer our qualifications as apprenticeships.

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Graduate programmes

Train a graduate from any degree discipline to become a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant in as little as three years.

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AAT-ACA Fast Track

Take your AAT trainees and members all the way to chartered accountancy in as little as two years.

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ACA CTA Joint Programme
ACA CTA Joint Programme

Provide employees looking to specialise in tax with an opportunity to achieve both the ACA and the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

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The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business can be used as a stepping stone to chartered accountancy.

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Strategic degrees

Partnerships between ICAEW, universities and employers that integrate elements of the ACA qualification into a degree course.

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Train the ACA

Each of the six accountancy routes lead to the ACA. Find out what’s involves and how you can get your business started.
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