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About the ICAEW ISAs online learning and assessment programme

This online learning and assessment programme is your route to a better understanding of the ISAs and the audit process. A firm grasp of the key principles of the ISAs will give you the confidence to act decisively and respond effectively to clients’ and other stakeholder’s needs.


  • Expand or update your knowledge of the key principles of the ISAs.
  • Use your greater familiarity with the ISAs to engage with stakeholders inside and outside your organisation.
  • Develop your professional and governance knowledge.
  • No entry requirements.
  • Flexible online format, so you can plan your study and assessment time around other commitments.

What is the ICAEW International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) programme?

This programme is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the principles of the ISAs including finance professionals, audit staff, university students and academics, and audit committee members. The flexible online format of the programme will allow you to minimise time away from the office and to plan your study and assessment time around other commitments.

ICAEW International Standards for Auditing (ISAs) programme at a glance

Level Certificate
Start date Anytime
Duration 12 month access
Entry requirements There are no entry requirements for this programme.
What's involved? The programme uses real life examples to enhance your understanding of the ISAs. The areas covered are:
  • The regulatory, ethical and professional issues for auditors when accepting and managing engagements.
  • How auditors plan and decide on their approach for audit engagements.
  • How auditors perform their audit procedures in accordance with the ISAs.
  • How auditors evaluate, conclude and report their findings in accordance with the ISAs.

(Please note that this programme is not sufficient on its own to enable audit practitioners to perform a fully ISA-compliant audit.)

What will I receive?
  • unlimited access to the online study programme for 12 months. The 25 modules include illustrations, examples and practice tests to help you prepare for the assessment;
  • unlimited access to the online assessment for 12 months. There is no restriction on the number of attempts within the 12-month access period; and
  • on successful completion, you will be able to immediately access and print your certificate of achievement.
Study options Online
Cost £399 + VAT (where applicable)

  • ICAEW members receive a 20% discount. To receive your discount, please provide your ICAEW member number when you purchase the programme. 
  • Details about discounts for multiple purchases can be found on the Learning Shop.
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