Overview: CAP1 (CA Proficiency 1)

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

There are five subjects covered on the CAP1 syllabus:
Finance, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Tax (ROI/NI) and Law (ROI/NI).

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.

Delivery

CAP1 has seven different timetables running in the Belfast, Cork, Galway and Dublin centres; these timetables can be seen on the student portal. The Distance programme is available in Dublin, Galway and Belfast, for more information on the Distance programme, please go to the Overview: Distance Programmes page.

The harmonisation of materials ensures that all centres deliver the same content; this comes in the form of class slides, question banks and online recordings. These are all tracked in a Learning Journal, which breaks down the syllabus into sessions and parts, and allows students to track their progress throughout the academic year. A link to the Learning Journal can be found below.

Examinations

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

Recommended downloads: CAP1

The Learning Journal includes the summer 2016 exam past-papers along with the suggested solutions and examiner reports.

Key dates: CAP1

Dates What's happening
14 October 2016 Publication of CAP1 autumn 2016 exam results
21 October 2016 Closing date for applications for CAP1 autumn 2016 information and appeals schemes
01 November 2016 Closing date for receipt of training contracts
08 November 2016 - 28 January 2017 First window for the CAP1 DEBK interim assessment
30 January 2017 Closing date for receipt of exam entry forms for CAP1 summer 2016 exams
25 February 2017 CAP1 mock exams (Finance & Management Accounting)
28 February - 08 April 2017 Second window for the CAP1 DEBK interim assessment
04 March 2017 CAP1 mock exams continued (Financial Accounting, Law for Accountants & Taxation)
01 April 2017 CAP1 Management Accounting interim assessment
23 May - 26 May 2017 CAP1 summer 2017 exams
07 July 2017 Publication of CAP1 summer 2017 exam results
14 July 2017 Closing date for applications for CAP1 summer 2017 information and appeals schemes
21 July 2017 Closing date for receipt of exam entry forms for CAP1 autumn 2017 exams
25 July - 05 August 2017 Autumn re-sit window for the CAP1 DEBK interim assessment
01 September 2017 Closing date for receipt of course enrolment forms for CAP1 and CAP2
05 September - 08 September 2017 CAP1 autumn 2017 exams

Booklist: CAP1

Book names ISBNs

CAP1 ROI/NI Learning Journal

CAP1 Learning Journal ROI

CAP1 Learning Journal NI

9788880001409

9788880001410

CAP1 Finance

Finance: Theory and Practice 3rd ed by Ward

An Introduction to Personal Finance 4th ed by Ward

CAP1 Finance Toolkit

9781908199485

9781910374634

9781908199409

CAP1 Management Accounting

Managerial Accounting 3rd ed

9781910374672

CAP1 Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting Toolkit

Double Entry Book Keeping Toolkit

An Introduction to Financial Accounting

9781910374429

9781910374351

9781907214615

CAP1 Taxation ROI/NI

CAP1 Taxation (ROI) 2016 2017

CAP1 Taxation (ROI) Toolkit 2016 2017

CAP1 Taxation (NI) 2016 2017

CAP1 Taxation (NI) Toolkit 2016 2017

9781910374504

9781910374511

9781910374542

9781910374559

CAP1 Law ROI/NI

An Introduction to Business Law by Vaeni McDonnell

An Introduction to Business Law (Northern Ireland) 2nd ed

9781910374337

9781910374702

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