ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB)


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  • Distance Learning
  • Level 4
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Start your own business
  • Nationwide

Learn job essential skills in finance, accounting and business and gain a qualification to demonstrate your achievements.

The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) can teach you essential skills and give you a good understanding of how a business really works. ICAEW CFAB can help increase your employability and boost your CV.

Who is it for?
The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) will teach you fundamental knowledge and practical skills in finance, accounting and business. You will be able to apply what you learn, wherever you go around the world and whatever you decide to do. ICAEW CFAB is perfect for anyone who wants to boost their CV, increase the type of jobs they could apply for and get ahead in the job market.

What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal academic qualifications or prior knowledge required to study for ICAEW CFAB.

What is covered?
ICAEW CFAB consists of the same six modules that make up the first level of our world-leading chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA. The modules are:

•Business and Finance
•Management Information
•Principles of Taxation

When you complete all six modules, you’ll receive a certificate from ICAEW – a world-leader of the accountancy and finance profession – to demonstrate your knowledge and achievement.

How / where will I study?
ICAEW CFAB is a popular choice thanks to its study options and flexibility. You can choose how you want to study – there’s classroom tuition, self-study and online. You can complete the modules in any order and at a pace that suits you. So you could complete ICAEW CFAB in 12 months or go at a slower pace and take longer – it’s 100% up to you.

Whatever you choose, ICAEW has a wide range of support to help you while you study, including study webinars, skills tuition sessions, guidance from tutors and examiners, study hints and an online student community. You can also register for an NUS Extra card.

How will I be assessed?
Examinations for ICAEW CFAB are computer-based assessments. They each last for 90 minutes. You can take the exams at any time of year at test centres across the UK and around the world.

Progression routes
When you complete ICAEW CFAB, you will have achieved the first level our chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA. So you could use it as a stepping stone to studying for the ACA.

What next?
You can start at any time, so visit our website or register your details below and we will send you the information you need to get started.

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