ACA Advanced will build on the knowledge you gained in the Certificate and Professional Levels. Coupled with the experience you gain in work, you’ll attain a deeper understanding of accountancy and finance within businesses, and become eligible for chartered accountancy status upon qualifying.arrow_downwardView entry requirements arrow_downwardView syllabus arrow_downwardView course overview
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This level consists of three exams: Corporate Reporting, Strategic Business Management, and a Case Study, which tests overall knowledge. This level will take six to twelve months to complete.
You will need to have passed the ACA Professional exams before progressing onto Advanced level.
Please be aware, you can only buy up to four subjects in a six month period.
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Strategic Business Management (SBM)Essential
You’ll demonstrate your quantitative and qualitative skills to make business recommendations in complex scenarios. You’ll apply professional judgement to examine quantitative and qualitative data from many sources, to evaluate different solutions.
From US $ 126.67
From US $ 160/month
Corporate Reporting (CR)Essential
You’ll learn how to employ your technical knowledge, analytical techniques and professional aptitude to resolve compliance and business ideas in corporate reports and auditing.
From US $ 261.11
From US $ 160/month
Case Study (CS)Essential
The Case Study assesses your knowledge of complex business issues, using everything you’ve learned across all three levels.
From US $ 211.50
Timetables and study methods
Study methods available for this level
The benefits of a traditional classroom but with the flexibility of an online environment. Live interactive classes at a scheduled time delivered by expert lecturers following the same exam focused material and structure as traditional classroom courses.
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OnDemand gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want, with unique online resources designed to give you structure, keep you motivated, and cement your understanding of the subject.
Exams and sittings
Timings and working towards a sitting
At this level there are three exams: Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management are 3.5 hours long, and the Case Study exam is 4 hours.
How long does it take to pass?
Most students complete this level within 12 months, however this can vary depending on the study method you choose. To complete the entire qualification you will also need to have a minimum of 450 practical work experience days, so don’t forget to fit them in around your study.
Study materials and delivery costs
You will receive printed and online study materials.
A book covering key areas of the syllabus, integrates with online content and provides question practice. You can choose to have a printed or online version..
ICAEW study manual
Examining body (ICAEW) manual of all technical content that could be examined. This is available in an eBook format only.
ICAEW question bank
Examining body past exam questions that are set in class. This is available in an eBook format only.
You may also need a variety of other ICAEW material that needs to be purchased separately. This includes the following:
These materials are specific to the paper you're studying.
You will need this book if you have selected the Financial Accounting and Reporting IFRS framework option.
Hardman's Tax Rates and Tables
This book is needed for when you study the Taxation Compliance paper and if you select the Business Planning: Taxation unit.
Practice Notes (19 and 20)
You will need this book if you have selected either the Business Planning: Insurance or Business Planning: Banking units.
Audit Standards book
This book is required to assist you in your studies for the Audit & Assurance paper.
How much it costs to deliver your study materials and how long it takes depends on where in the world you live.
Delivery fees are as follows:
Malaysia - RM60
Rest of Asia/America - $47
All other countries - 40EUR
Please note that due to varying interpretations of the post-Brexit EU/UK trading agreement, some EU countries are imposing import duty on the value of the goods received from the UK. It is payable by the end consumer via the delivery company and your delivery may be withheld until paid. This may vary from country to country and be up to a value of 20% of the value of the study material.
Our standard delivery times are:
Malaysia – 3 to 5 working days*
EU – 5 to 7 working days*
Rest of the World – 7 to 10 working days*
*Subject to availability.
Delivery charges are applicable for this course, and will be shown during the online checkout process, before you complete your payment details.
We’ll support you every step of the way throughout your learning experience with us. You can contact a tutor and get the help you need quickly and easily.
Provided by our Academic Support team (our dedicated team of expert tutors):
- LiveChat (instant feedback)
- Email (we'll get back to you within 4 hrs)
- Online community (we’ll get back to you within 4 hrs)
Testing and mocks
We have a wealth of materials to help you revise for and pass your exams. All study options come with the following:
Online learning modules
MyKaplan interactive modules that guide you through each syllabus area.
10 multiple choice questions set on MyKaplan after an online learning module day during the Knowledge phase.
20 multiple choice questions set on MyKaplan after a number of online learning module days during the Knowledge phase.
Progress tests are exam-style tests to check your progress and get you ready for sitting your mock exams. A recorded debrief of the tests will be provided after you’ve sat them so you can tailor any follow-up work and concentrate on areas that need more attention.
Tricky topic tutorials
10-15 minute tutor debrief on challenging areas of the syllabus.
Mock exams mimic the real exams. They are taken during the Exam Preparation phase of the course and can be found on MyKaplan. They are marked by the Kaplan marking team, who will provide tailored feedback so you can focus on areas you found difficult or could improve.
MyKaplan: online learning environment
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MyKaplan is an online learning portal with practical resources to help you prepare for your exams.
- View your online materials in one place and access your content in a few clicks
- Contact a tutor directly using live chat or email
- Complete tests and get instant feedback
- Take part in forum discussions with students and tutors and find answers to common questions
- See instantly when your assessments have been marked
- Access on mobile, tablet, computer or through the dedicated mobile app
- Access to VideoBank - hundreds of tutor-led videos to help you get the most out of your course.
You will be able to access your content for eight months after the exam sitting with one three month free extension on request.
As long as the subscription is active, content will be made available.