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Bayes Business School DChA study route

DChA study route is delivered by the world renowned Bayes Business School, which has its own Centre for Charity Effectiveness to bring you the very best expertise in the sector.


  • Be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Accounting and Financial Management.
  • Entitlement to use the DChA designation*.
  • Opportunity to join ICAEW's online register of award holders.
  • Receive free access to the Charity Finance Professionals Community while you’re studying. Go to www.icaew.com/joincharityfp and use code SGCVDCHASTUDENT (for new subscribers only).
  • Earn credits towards a Masters degree.

What is the Bayes Business School DChA study route?

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of specialist charity accounting, audit and taxation, and the distinctive techniques for financial management and investment management within charitable and other voluntary organisations. It is designed to give you a practical application in the workplace, so you can implement your new skills straight away.

Bayes Business School DChA study route at a glance

Entry requirements

The course is ideal if you are looking to develop or progress your skills in charity accounting and financial management, it is open to:

  • graduates (generally 2:1 or higher in an appropriate subject)
  • individuals with equivalent professional qualifications and a minimum 3 years' relevant experience
What's involved?

The curriculum consists of eight modules: five present a comprehensive understanding of the voluntary sector; and three specialist modules provide in-depth training in charity finance and accounting.

For further information see brochures in 'Course dates' section.

What will I receive upon completion?

You will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Accounting and Financial Management from Bayes Business School. You can then apply for the DChA and with it the entitlement to use the DChA designation

Exemptions / credits
  • ICAEW members who have either five years' experience or can demonstrate relevant CPD are eligible for exemptions from the Charity Accounting and Finance, and People Management in the Voluntary Sector modules and, if you have the necessary experience, the shadowing/fieldwork exercise.
  • You will automatically gain exemption for 30 of the 120 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma, and your professional experience will be assessed against a potential exemption of a further 20 credits.



9 to 12 months

Course dates
  • £6,800 (April 2023) or £6,800 (October 2022) (VAT exempt)
How to apply

For further information on how to apply and an application pack, please contact Bayes Business School on +44 (0)207 040 5114 or email charityapps@city.ac.uk

(* In order to be awarded with the DChA designation, you will need to apply for the DChA after completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Accounting and Financial Management.)