ACA qualification

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

ACA is a great option if you’re looking to become a chartered accountant and work in accountancy and finance. It opens a wealth of opportunities, as you can specialise in specific areas or sectors, or work broadly across multiple industries.

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We offer 3 ACA levels that make up the full qualification


ACA Certificate will develop your accountancy skills and technical knowledge, so you continue to add value to your company.

  • Accounting (AC)
  • Assurance (AS)
  • Management Information (MI)
  • Principles of Tax (PTX)
  • Business Technology & Finance (BTF)
  • Law


The Professional Level builds on your Certificate Level knowledge, and teaches you how to apply technical knowledge to real-life scenarios.

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (IFRS) (FARI)
  • Tax Compliance (TC)
  • Business Planning Tax (BPT)
  • Business Planning Insurance
  • Business Planning Banking (BPB)
  • Business Strategy and Technology (BST)


ACA Advanced will build on the knowledge you gained in the Certificate and Professional Levels.

  • Strategic Business Management (SBM)
  • Corporate Reporting (CR)
  • Case Study (CS)

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Why study with Kaplan?

ACA Student passes exams with Live Online video

"I would definitely recommend this to other students because of the flexibility, the ability to watch the recorded classes, the quality of the tutors, and I want my social life. I don’t want to miss out on too many weekend events."

Choon Chung

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Frequently asked questions

Do course fees for ACA include exam fees?

No, course fees DO NOT include your exam fees.

How do I access my learning and testing materials?

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Can I enrol on a course if it has already started?

For Live Online, if a course has already started, you may be able to still attend depending on availability. As Live Online classes are recorded it is possible to book the course after it has started and catch up on the sessions you have missed.

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