A good understanding of business, finance and accounting is highly valued in any role, in any organisation in the world. The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) provides you with the essential business skills to succeed in your career.
ICAEW CFAB – fast facts
Getting started: no formal academic entry requirements needed, although a good understanding of English and Maths is useful.
What you’ll learn: essential knowledge in finance, accounting and business.
Study: study options include online, classroom tuition, self-study and more. You decide what works best for you and your lifestyle.
Duration: ICAEW CFAB can be gained in one year – but you can work at your own pace.
Exams: six computer-based exams which you can take in any order and at any time.
Exam credit: credit is available for five out of six modules if you are studying for a degree that has components of finance, accounting or business. Check your eligibility at
Proof of achievement: once you’ve passed all the exams, you’ll get an internationally-recognised qualification from ICAEW to prove your achievement and knowledge.
You get a certificate for each module you pass, meaning you receive recognition every step of the way.
Cost: depending on the study method, it can cost less than £800 (covering exams and registration fees and learning material). As a student you can sign up for the ICAEW Student Scheme, and get a discounted price on your ICAEW CFAB registration.
Why choose ICAEW CFAB?
Get ahead: show prospective employers you are ambitious and self-motivated.
Start a new career: if you are considering a career in business, finance or accounting, you can study ICAEW CFAB to see if it’s right for you. With the skills you’ll gain, you can also explore a range of different career options in a business environment.
Route into chartered accountancy: the certificate is made up of the first six modules of ICAEW’s world-leading chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA. This means that you will be well on your way to qualifying as a chartered accountant.
Gap year: make your gap year count by gaining key skills and a certificate to demonstrate your achievement.
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