There are multiple entry routes into the ACA qualification which will be suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds. The standard entry routes are as follows:
Two A Levels (UCAS Tariff score 220) plus 3 GCSEs at Grades A-C
First or a 2:1 Bachelors degree, AAT, ACCA, ICAI, ICAP, CIMA and CIPFA
Months of entry
The ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification is the professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - a world leader in accountancy and finance. Regarded worldwide as a premier financial business qualification, the ACA will prepare you with the most up-to-date technical knowledge and analytical skills to interpret complex financial information, allowing you to formulate credible strategic business advice.
Globally recognised, with over 150,000 current members working in business and public practice in more than 160 countries, the ACA qualification is ideal for students who are looking to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to perform to the highest level in accountancy, management and finance. Successful completion of the qualification can lead to rewarding careers in all areas of business and private practice, from establishing your own business to specialising in a technical aspect of accountancy, for example in: auditing, financial control or consultancy.
Information for international students
Non-UK students must also possess an English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5.