The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
In collaboration with the IB Career-related Programme (CP), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) offers CP students aged 16-19 in selected locations a new and structured route into the finance, accounting and business.
CP schools interested in this collaboration can select ICAEW CFAB (Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business) to fulfill their career-related studies requirements.
Completion of the IB Career-related Programme Certificate and the ICAEW CFAB, will give students the option to continue onto higher education or pathways into industry by achieving their ACA qualification (after successful completion of 9 additional exams after secondary school).
ICAEW CFAB encompasses: CP students complete six career-related modules of study, in any order: Business and Finance, Management Information, Law, Assurance, Principles of Tax and Accounting. See the full overview.
Available in: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Dubai and Africa, and other countries internationally.
Career pathway: Finance/Accounting/Business
Duration: within the two-year timeline of the CP (the last two years of secondary school, credit for prior learning may apply).
In addition to ICAEW’s requirements and the CP core, students complete the six ICAEW courses:
Module 1: Business and Finance
Business objectives and functions
Business and organisational structures
The role of finance
The role of the accountancy profession
Governance, sustainability, corporate responsibility and ethics
Module 2: Law
The impact of civil law on business and professional services
Company and insolvency law
The impact of criminal law on business and professional services
The impact of law in the professional context
Module 3: Management Information
Costing and pricing
Budgeting and forecasting
Management decision making
Module 4: Assurance
The concept, process and need for assurance
Gathering evidence on an assurance engagement
Module 5: Accounting
Maintaining financial records
Adjustments to accounting records and financial statements
Preparing financial statements
Module 6: Principles of Taxation
Objectives and types of tax
Ethics and administration
Income tax and national insurance contributions
Capital gains tax and corporation tax on chargeable gains
There are no entry requirements for the ICAEW CFAB, however, students must be able to sit exams offered at an ICAEW approved test centre. ICAEW exams are computer-based and can be done in any order at any time of the year. Schools are invited to become an approved test centre through ICAEW.
To find out more about the ICAEW/CP career-related studies package, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.