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Strategic Partnerships

ICAEW is working closely with a number of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to provide unique options to students in pursuit of a premier professional accountancy qualification.

Our Strategic Partnerships allow students with or studying towards an academic qualification unique options and pathways towards ICAEW qualifications. These Strategic Partnerships provide excellent benefits for both students and employers, and are therefore highly desirable programmes for ambitious individuals.

We also work with a number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to offer ACA students and fully qualified members opportunities for academic study using their qualification as credit for prior learning. Find our more about more Academic Qualification Opportunities for ACAs.

Details of the partnerships currently available are listed below.

Employer Affiliated Programmes

Employer Affiliated Programmes offer courses to students that are exclusively tied to an employer, with work experience integrated within the programme.

BPP University

University of Reading, Henley Business School

Newcastle University

University of Nottingham

P. A. College

Tsinghua University

ACA Strategic Credits

Programmes listed as ACA Strategic Credits allow students on the course to receive credit for prior learning for up to 12 modules of the ACA, beyond the traditional eight.

European University of Cyprus

University of Cyprus

University of Gloucestershire

University of Liverpool

Multimedia University

University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

P. A. College

Singapore Management University

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Integrated Learning Programmes

Integrated Learning Programmes offer students a variety of professional opportunities and benefits during both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These can include placement opportunities, where students can begin their work experience with an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer. The Undergraduate Partnership Programme (UPP) offers this opportunity to students during their third year of study.

Other opportunities include allowing students to complete professional ICAEW qualifications alongside their studies (such as CFAB) or receiving credit for prior learning for up to 12 modules of the ACA, beyond the traditional eight.

Bournemouth University

Leeds University

Placement programmes

We work closely with a number of institutions to help students gain valuable work experience which can count towards their ACA training.

Cardiff University

City, University of London, CASS Business School

Lancaster University

University of Manchester

University of Warwick