A career in chartered accountancy offers far more than you’d imagine. It’s a passport to opportunity across a huge range of workplaces around the world.
From the most renowned professional service firms, to entrepreneurial start-ups, charities and government bodies, there’s no end to where this career can take you. You could be managing the funding of cutting-edge technology products one day, to guiding the financial development of an international charity the next.
Who are we?
We’re one of the world’s leading providers of training and professional development for accountants. Through us, aspiring accountants can take a qualification called the ACA and become ICAEW Chartered Accountants. It’s our job to support you during your training and make sure that you’re reaching your full potential.
What Apprenticeships do we offer?
Keen to start earning and learning? An ICAEW Apprenticeship could be your first step to qualifying as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Our Level 4 and Level 7 Apprenticeships are a great choice if you’ve finished your A-levels, or similar qualifications, and are looking to dive straight into work.
The Level 4 Apprenticeship lasts between 18-24 months. During this time you will study and complete ICAEW’s Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) – which consists of the first six exam modules of the ACA qualification. You’ll also earn a salary and learn essential business skills at the same time.
The Level 7 Apprenticeship takes 4-5 years to complete and during this time you will complete the full ACA qualification and can apply to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
What are the requirements?
There are no set entry requirements to start the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship. You must have a GCSE pass in English and maths when you attempt the end-point assessment. When you’ve completed the Level 4 apprenticeship you can continue onto the ACA.
If you haven’t completed ICAEW CFAB or the Level 4 apprenticeship and you want to start the ACA, you’ll need to have two A-level passes (grades A*-E) or equivalent. You'll also need three GCSE passes (grades 9-4/A-C) or equivalent.
Before applying to an employer, check their entry requirements. GCSE, UCAS points and degree result requirements vary. If you choose to go to university, employers welcome all degrees. If you have completed a degree that is not directly related to accountancy, you can still use the knowledge and skills you have developed in your future career.