Taught course

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

There are various entry routes, including open entry without previous qualifications.The main requirement is a training contract with an employer.

Completion of the AAT qualification gives exemption from up to 5 of the ACA exams.

You must apply for student membership and exemptions (where applicable) with ICAEW before joining the course. Visit www.icaew.com for more information.

Months of entry

January, November, September, March

Course content

The ACA qualification from the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is considered the premium, gold standard accountancy qualification that qualifies you as a chartered accountant. ICAEW Chartered Accountants are always in demand and the ACA Qualification equips students to perform at the highest levels of accountancy, business and finance. The majority of ACA trainees work in accounting practice and the ACA qualification has a strong practice subject focus (audit, taxation) as well as covering other key technical accounting areas.

An increasing number of students are now training in other sectors too. Once qualified, ICAEW Chartered Accountants work in all sectors, from accounting practices to commercial organisations, financial institutions, not for profit organisations and the public sector.

The University of South Wales is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students. The University has a rich history of providing first class tuition for accountancy, and is currently PQ Magazine Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year (2016). We offer tuition for the ACA Qualification at our Newport campus with a flexible portfolio of ACA courses that appeal to large or small training organisations (day release and block delivery). The Professional Accounting course information brochure provides further details on part-time fees, timetables and the next available entry points. This brochure is available on our website as well as more information on the course, teaching and career prospects.

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78