Overview: CAP1

CAP1 is our first year programme and provides the essential foundation knowledge in the key areas that underpins the work of chartered accountants. With the cumulative principle, what is learned at CAP1 will be expanded on in CAP2.


Subjects

The topics covered in the syllabus are mapped on the competency statement, which you can find under recommended downloads below. With the cumulative principle, what you learn at CAP1 will be expanded in CAP2 and FAE.

Before enrolling onto CAP1 students are required to complete the exemption process. Depending on your undergraduate degree you may have covered some of this material and could be eligible to gain exemptions.

CAP1 syllabus (subjects)

Finance  
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a knowledge and appreciation of basic financial management and the financial environment set within the context of the small developing company. The programme will enable students to understand the principles of financial management, investment appraisal and working capital management and to provide relevant information and advice to both organisations and individuals. 

Financial Accounting    
The purpose of this course is to equip students with an understanding of the context of financial accounting in the business environment, and to provide fundamental accounting capabilities. 

Management Accounting  
The purpose of this course is to equip students with an understanding of management accounting as a basis for developing the tools and knowledge required to meet management information needs.

Taxation I
(ROI/NI)
   
ROI: To equip students with the knowledge and skills to deal with most routine issues in personal income tax and VAT

NI: To equip students with the knowledge and skills to deal with most routine issues in personal income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and VAT.

Law for Accountants (ROI/NI)  
The purpose of this course is to create a heightened awareness of the pervasive impacts of law on business. The emphasis will be on the practical application of knowledge. It is intended to create an awareness of areas where legal expertise may need to be sought. 


Delivery

CAP1 runs, thanks to its online only format, across the island of Ireland. Timetables will be available on the student portal closer to course commencement date

Online learning is a good way for students to organise their studies around their work, social or family commitments in a structured, supported environment. Chartered Accountants Ireland is committed to ensuring students achieve success by providing comprehensive materials, online resources, and ensuring that individual support is available. Students who have proven themselves to be self-motivated, disciplined and committed enough to take responsibility for their own learning will benefit most from this course.


Examinations and E-Assessment

CAP1 comprises four full papers (Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Taxation) and 1 half paper. In order to pass each full paper the students must get 50/100; as Law is considered a half subject, students must score 25/50 in Law. There are also two interim assessments - one for Financial Accounting and one for Management Accounting.


CAP1

Dates

What's happening

01- 31 July 20

CAP1 DEBK & Law e-assessment window

03-12 July 20

Enrolment Open for CAP1 Summer 2019-20 exam sitting

31-Aug-20

CAP1 summer 2019/20 exams

30-Sep-20

Programme enrolment closing date for new intake CAP1 and CAP2

09-Oct-20

Publication of CAP1 summer 2019/20 exam results

09- 18 Oct 20

Enrolment re-opens CAP1 and CAP2 programme

19-Oct-20

Commencement of CAP1 2020-2021 programme

06-Nov-20

Closing date for reciept of training contracts

01 Nov 2020 - 22nd December 2020

CAP1 DEBK & Law e-assessment window

4th January - 3rd March 2021

CAP1 DEBK & Law e-assessment window

16-Nov-20

CAP1 autumn 2019/2020 exams

19-Nov-20

Last date for refund/credit of full enrolment fee less admin charge

11-Dec-20

Publication of CAP1 autumn 2019/20 exam results

11-Dec-20-30 December 20

Enrolment re-opens CAP1/CAP2 programme

31-Dec-20

Last date for request of 50% programme refunds/credits

17th April - 25th April 2021

CAP1 mock exams (Finance & Management Accounting)

10th April 2021

CAP1 Management Accounting interim eassessment

17th April - 25th April 2021

CAP1 mock exams continued (Financial Accounting, & Taxation)

7th May 2021

Publication of CAP1 Management Accounting interim eassessment results

24 May - 28 May 2021

CAP1 summer 2020/21 exams

02-Jul-21

Publication of CAP1 summer 2020/21 exam results

9th July 2021

Closing date for applications for CAP1 summer 2020/21 information and appeals schemes

16th July 2021

Closing date for CAP1 autumn2020/21 exams

6th - 10th September 2021

CAP1 autumn 2020/21 exams

1st October 2021

Publication of CAP1 autumn 2020/21 exam results



Course

Subject

Title

I SB N

Author

CAP1

CAP1 FIN

Finance: Theory and Practice 4ed

978-1-912350-36-0

Ann Marie Ward

CAP1

CAP1 MA

Managerial Accounting 3ed

978-1-910374-67-2

Clarke

CAP1

CAP1 FA

Introduction to Financial Accounting 2nd ed NEW

978-1-912350-28-5

Margaret D'arcy

CAP1

CAP1 FA

Double-entry Bookkeeping Toolkit 2019 NEW

978-1-912350-31-5

CAI

CAP1

CAP1 Law (ROI)

Law for Accountants ROI (NEW) 978-1-912350-83-4

 

CAP1

CAP1 Law (ROI)

CAP1 Law For Accountants Toolkit (ROI) NEW

978-1-912350-84-1

 

CAP1

CAP1 Law (NI)

Law for Accountants (NI) (NEW)

978-1-912350-85-8

CAP1

CAP1 Law (NI)

CAP1 Law for Accountants Toolkit (NI) NEW

978-1-912350-86-5

 

CAP1

CAP1 TAX (NI)

CAP1 Taxation (NI) 2020-21 NEW

978-1-912350-25-4

CAI

CAP1

CAP1 TAX (ROI)

CAP1 Taxation (ROI) 2020-21 NEW

978-1-912350-24-7

CAI

 


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