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ACA Training (Pre July 2013)

In July 2013, we evolved the ACA qualification. If you started your ACA training before this time, please see below all the information you'll need to help you successfully complete the technical work experience (TWE), initial professional development (IPD) and structured training in ethics (STE) components of ACA training

Exams

Student training guide

Full details about ACA training can be found in the ACA student training guide.

Prior to July 2013, the ACA qualification comprised of two stages - the Professional Stage and Advanced Stage modules.  

Exam sittings for the following Professional Stage application modules are no longer available:

  • Financial Accounting
  • AAT Financial Accounting Top-Up
  • Financial Reporting Taxation.

Parallel running for the three Advanced Stage papers will be available up to and including the July 2015 session.

For further guidance on the transitional arrangements, please see page 18 and 19 of our conversion brochure.

Advanced Stage

The Advanced Stage consists of two Technical Integration papers and a Case Study.

We recommend that you speak to your employer and tuition provider about continuing with the current components of TWE, IPD and STE or moving over to the evolved ACA.

Please note that the period of parallel running of the Advanced Stage exams is coming to an end. The last exam session for the Technical Reporting Business Change and Business Reporting modules will be July 2015. From November, only the Advanced Level exams will be available. Contact our student support team if you have a question by calling +44 (0)1908 248 250 or email studentsupport@icaew.com

ACA evolution

In July 2013, we evolved the ACA qualification. If you started your ACA training before this time, you may by recording the ACA components including exams, IPD, TWE and STE in a slightly different way. 

We recommend that you speak to your employer and tuition provider about if you would like to move over to the evolved ACA. Our student support team is also here to help.

Find out more about the changes that were made at icaew.com/acaevolution or by watching our webinar.