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ICAEW CFAB planner 2020

Designed to help you to continue to grow, plan for the year ahead and keep you organised throughout 2020. Download the ICAEW CFAB planner to support you throughout your studies.

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Continue to grow

  • Study days – keep on track by recording the days you plan to study, either with a tuition provider or self-study.

  • Create a revision timetable – add your revision plan to the planner, ensuring to pick the days and times when you work best. Remember to add in scheduled breaks.

  • Exams – the exam dates are highlighted and colour coded to help keep you organised. Head over to icaew.com/cfabstudyresourcesfor past exams, mark plans, tutor and examiner-written articles and support and guidance.

  • Relax and keep active –make sure you schedule in breaks while you are studying. A 10-minute meditation session can help keep you focused, or why not register for events with your local student society.

  • The exam process - each exam is computer-based and can be sat in any order at any time, make sure to add in when you are taking yours. Each exam is 90 minutes long, has a pass mark of 55% and a maximum of four attempts.

  • Learning materials - you can order your learning materials from our distributors, Gillards. The syllabus is updated each year, so it is essential that you use the correct edition of the learning materials for the exams you intend to sit.

Unlock your support and benefits

  • We are here to support you with a range of benefits available to you throughout your ICAEW CFAB studies. Find out more at icaew.com/cfabbenefits



Your options after ICAEW CFAB

ICAEW CFAB is a respected stand-alone qualification, however it also serves as a route to the ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP) designation and chartered accountancy with the ACA qualification.

ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP)

BFP is an internationally recognised designation and professional status from ICAEW. The designation combines the knowledge gained through ICAEW CFAB, 12 months' work experience in business and/pr finance and the online ICAEW Ethics Learning Programme. As an ICAEW Business and Finance Professional, you can add the BFP letters to your name, demonstrating your understanding of ethics and your commitment to ongoing professional development.

Find out more and start your BFP jpurney, for free, at icaew.com/becomeabfp.

Chartered Accountancy with the ACA qualification

The ACA is our world-leading qualification in finance, accountancy and business, combining study and exams with 'on-the-job' work experience. By successfully achieving ICAEW CFAB you have already taken the first step on your way to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Learn more at icaew.com/careers.


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