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

Course content

The ACA qualification from ICAEW is classed as a premium, gold standard accountancy qualification both in the UK and globally. Once you successfully complete the course, you are a Chartered Accountant and are able to use the letters ACA after your name. University of South Wales, City Campus, Newport is an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner – the highest level of quality accreditation that a tuition provider can obtain. The University has also been awarded the prestigious 'Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year' Award by PQ Magazine, a magazine for part-qualified accountants in 2016, 2012 and 2010.

The course is studied part-time, to fit around your work and other commitments and is delivered at our Newport and Cardiff campuses

The ACA Qualification comprises three examination levels: Certificate, Professional and Advanced.

Certificate Level

  • Accounting
  • Assurance
  • Law
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Business and Finance
  • Management Information

Professional Level

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Tax Compliance
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Planning: Taxation
  • Business Strategy

Advanced Level

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Case Study

Fees and funding

See: www.southwales.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599