CPA allows candidates to develop and apply wide ranges of tools and techniques of financial management, International Accounting Standards (IAS), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA). The syllabus also covers issues of financial management and auditing which modern organisation seek from the employee now-a-days. CPA is recognised at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) with 120 credit points.
Eligibility for admission
There are no formal entry requirements for CPA. The qualification is open to all – from school leavers to post graduates and employees who want to increase their knowledge and skills
Documents Required For Registration: Passport Photocopy, Two PP Size Photographs, Photocopy of Educational Certificates
Duration: 04 Months (Mar – June), (July – Oct), (Nov – Feb)
Approx 50 – 60 Hours of classes per Subject
Examinations: Examinations are Computer based and can be held any time of year after preparation. The candidate has to book a week earlier before the date of the exam.
There are four exams to qualify for the CPA qualification. There will be total 40 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) in each exam. Each MCQ will carry 2.5 marks and total marks is 100. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes. You will need to get minimum 60% marks to pass the exam. There is no restriction on the number of resit you can attempt. You will need to pass all four exams separately to qualify for CPA.
Exemptions: If the candidate has a recognised degree, certification or expeirence, he/she may claim exemption. Exemption decision is given on individual basis after registration for CPA
Examination Fee: Total exam fee for CPA is £516 which is inclusive, if all tuition fee is paid in advance. A candidate can resit by paying only £49.