I'm in the workplace

Chartered Accountancy can take you to the top of the career ladder. With flexible part-time courses designed for people working full time with busy lives, there has never been a better time to move your career to the next level.

Did you know Chartered Accountancy has:

  • Flexibility and distance learning options to help you progress at your own pace
  • Better for pass rates: our exam success rate is higher than other accountancy bodies
  • Fewer exams: when compared with other accountancy bodies
  • The best potential for career progression in business

If you're already in the workplace, at any level, our Flexible Route is designed with you in mind. It means you can stay in your current role, study on your own terms and record the relevant accountancy experience now or further down the line. If you’re not working in a finance role right now, that’s fine. You can begin your studies with us and use the Chartered Accountancy qualification as a stepping stone in your career.

The track record of our students shows that as soon as you start studying with us, employers will notice you. Once you’ve complete your exams and recorded your relevant accountancy experience, you’ll have exactly the same qualification as someone in a Training Contract. You’ll take the same subjects, sit the same exams but critically, the education and experience elements do not have to run at the same time.

For more information on the Flexible Route, please visit Chartered Careers.

Starting the course

The entry requirement is a degree from a recognised 3rd level college or university, but it doesn’t have to be in business or accounting: some of our most successful students originally qualified with degrees from other disciplines. Last year over 15% of our new students came from non-business degree backgrounds.

Where do I start?

Checking your starting point is one of the most important steps you can take when it comes to deciding to study Chartered Accountancy. If you think you are in line for exemptions, you can first check this using our handy online exemptions guide. When you're ready, you can start our free exemptions application process using the button below. You should also choose this step if you are not expecting any exemptions, and would like to apply to start our course at the beginning.

Have a query?

If you have a query, please refer to our support & services page and contact the relevant department with your query.

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