The ACA qualification is from the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and is the newest addition to the University of South Wales portfolio. In the UK and globally, the course is considered a premium, gold standard accountancy qualification that qualifies you as a chartered accountant.
80% of FTSE 100 companies have an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on the board. After completing all examinations, undertaking 450 days of technical work experience, and engaging in professional development and ethics training, you will qualify as a chartered accountant and be able to use the letters ACA after your name.
The University of South Wales, Newport City Campus is an ICAEW Partner in Learning, as well as an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner. It is also a CIMA Learning Quality Partner. Newport City Campus was impressively awarded the prestigious Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year Award in both 2010 and 2012 by PQ Magazine, a magazine for part-qualified accountants.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
There are four essential elements of ACA training. They are all required to obtain the ACA Qualification.
15 including final year case study
Technical Work Experience
450 days, which you gain by obtaining a training contract with an appropriate employer
Initial Professional Development (IPD)
Structured Training in Ethics (STE)
The ACA examinations are sat across three levels; certificate, professional and advanced. There are 15 exams in total, six at each of the certificate and professional levels and three at the advanced level (excluding any accreditation for prior achievement that you may be eligible for).
*Principles of Taxation
*Business and Finance
*Audit and Assurance
*Financial Accounting and Reporting
*Business Planning: Taxation
*Two Technical Integration papers; Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management
Learning and teaching methods
Students will attend workshops which will contain lecture, tutorial and question practice elements.
Chartered accountancy is a diverse, exciting and secure career, offering a wide range of career opportunities across all business sectors. The ACA qualification from ICAEW gives students the opportunity to learn while in full-time employment, combining business and professional experience, study and exams. It is a challenging qualification which starts students on a successful and exciting career path.
Once qualified, many students progress to the MSc Accounting fast-track programme at the University of South Wales.