"CIMA Certi cate in Business Accounting CIMA’s entry qualiﬁcation covering the concept of management accounting and the fundamentals of business accounting July 2010 February 2011 Introduct"
CIMA Certi cate in Business Accounting CIMA’s entry qualiﬁcation covering the concept of management accounting and the fundamentals of business accounting. July 2010 - February 2011 Introduction Embarking on a new qualiﬁcation is always daunting, so you’ll be delighted to hear that we have been working really hard to ensure that you are fully supported through this journey. From the quality of our tuition, online support, customer services and not forgetting our market leading pass rates, we aim to get you through your exams. The support we offered through MyStudy has been extremely well received. Over 75% of our students said the online support was “good” or “excellent” and therefore we know this is improving your study experience. We are continuing to develop and enhance MyStudy but rest assured, it will be included at no additional cost with all our CIMA Certiﬁcate Classroom courses. Our Online Classroom courses proved extremely popular, so we have decided to give you even more choice. Online Classroom courses will be starting every four weeks so you’ll have even more choice on your course start date. Book early though, as these courses sold out within four weeks at the last sitting! With a thorough programme of study, a lot of hard work and the support of an experienced and innovative team here at BPP you can realise your ambition of becoming a professionally qualiﬁed Chartered Management Accountant. Come to one of our open days or call us today to ﬁnd out how we can help you to achieve your career goals. Viren Patel Head of CIMA Courses Support Flexibility Quality Success & Reputation Look no further than BPP for a training specialist to help achieve your CIMA training goals. BPP is one of the leading training providers for training towards the CIMA Qualification in the UK. Support Flexibility Quality Success & Reputation • 200 tutors UK wide. • NEW online learning • 7 global prize winners • Helped thousands of • Your study is completely resource - MyStudy - studied at BPP in the students through the co-ordinated, including has been developed to November 2009 sitting. CIMA Certificate in the course, study support you both on • CIMA Learning Quality Business Accounting. materials and tutors. our Classroom and our Partner for both • Training provider for 90% • Pass Assurance scheme NEW Online Classroom classroom and distance of FTSE 100 companies. to give you added courses. learning courses, • Our pass rates are peace of mind. Visit • Over 1,250 courses the highest level of consistently higher than www.bpp.com/cima/ available throughout the accreditation available to the CIMA national passassurance*. UK for each CIMA exam training providers. average. • Study materials from sitting. • Experienced, professional, • One of Europe’s largest BPP Learning Media, • Training offered at over tutors who know what it professional training providers of the largest 18 locations in the UK, takes to succeed in the organisations. and most comprehensive including five London exam. range of CIMA study study centres. materials on the market. • The UK’s largest choice of CIMA courses and locations, and computer based assessment (CBA) at most study centres. *Please note that the cost of any additional BPP Learning Media study material, other than the course or revision notes, is not covered by the Pass Assurance scheme. 1 BPP study solutions You can study how, where and when you want. Our range of study options are completely geared towards fitting your lifestyle and preferred learning methods. Whether you’d prefer a classroom, online package, a set of books or a combination of both, we can help you. Choose your study method Classroom Distance Learning Programme Programmes CLASSROOM ONLINE CLASSROOM BASICS RANGE (formerly home study range) NEW Face to face tuition with the discipline An online course that replicates the Traditional distance learning packages and structure of a Classroom course. You Classroom with the added flexibility to that offer you paper-based and online can choose when and where you want study wherever and whenever you have approaches from our support team who to be taught from our extensive range of Internet access to a computer. will answer your queries. Classroom courses. • Basics (formerly home study) • Basics Online (formerly learn online) • Basics Plus (formerly home study plus) mystudy mystudy Interaction Materials Interaction Materials Interaction Materials Quality Quality Quality See page 3 or visit See page 4 or visit www.bpp.com/cima/classroom www.bpp.com/cima/onlineclassroom Visit: www.bpp.com/cima/basics MyStudy A personal online learning resource which gives you the flexibility to study wherever and whenever you have Internet access to a computer 2 Discover more, read the insert at the back of this brochure Classroom We have over 30 years of experience in delivering our high quality classroom-based courses that deliver pass rates consistently higher than CIMA average. Classroom courses are now enhanced by MyStudy to bring you even more support outside the classroom. Key highlights UK’s largest choice of CIMA courses and locations Over 18 BPP study centres across the UK offering CIMA courses, including 5 in London. You can choose from weekday, weekend or evening Classroom courses. Constant support - over 200 full-time tutors You’ll get constant support from your tutor, classmates and MyStudy. You’ll have the ability to share your thoughts and discuss key topics. Focused study materials As part of our extensive study materials, BPP’s popular Course Notes are also included as part of your course. Access to MyStudy Includes a learning plan, online study materials, comprehensive classroom recordings and Question Debriefs to allow you to review, relearn and retest. Discover more mystudy on page 5. “Just wanted to say a big thank you - sat the exam today and passed. Of all the exams this was the one that I was worried about, but once the exam got underway realised I was very well prepared.Thank you again. ” Elspeth Twist, C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 2010 student Discover more at www.bpp.com/cima/classroom 3 Online Classroom A brand new approach in studying for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. It is supported by MyStudy to give you: 4 All the structure of a BPP Classroom course 4 All the flexibility of a distance learning programme It is designed to be flexible, helping you to fit your CIMA course around your work and social commitments and an alternative if you can’t find a suitable start date or location for our Classroom courses. Key highlights Regular start dates Courses are available every 4 weeks giving you the ﬂexibility to choose when you want to study. Constant interaction - connect online with tutors and other students You’re assigned your own named tutor, who you can access throughout your course and will motivate you through regular updates and benchmarking information. You’re part of a group of classmates (your cohort) where you can exchange your thoughts through the online forums Focused study materials As part of our extensive study materials, BPP’s popular Course Notes (1/3 of the size of a text book) are also included as part of your course. Supported by MyStudy Includes a learning plan, online study materials, comprehensive classroom recordings and Question Debriefs to allow you to review, relearn and retest. Discover more on mystudy ONLINE LEARNING page 5. RESOURCE “Thanks for the course - this Online Classroom really seems to work - much better than trying to read through the books on your own. Sat my C2 exam today and passed. ” Glenn Armstrong, C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 2010 student 4 Discover more at www.bpp.com/cima/onlineclassroom MyStudy 4 An online learning resource designed to support you wherever you are. 4 A comprehensive collection of classroom recordings for every session. 4 Interactive versions of key study materials. 4 Additional testing facilities. 4 Offered with every Classroom and Online Classroom course. Benefits 4 Saves time studying It will help you manage your home study time efficiently. You won’t have to go over difficult to understand notes you scribbled in class, you can just review the topic again by simply logging online. 4 Focus on what you need to learn It will provide you with a selection of study tools which are specifically designed to focus on what you need to learn to achieve exam success. 4 Replay and review key topics MyStudy contains a recording of every topic in the course notes, so you can review and relearn as many times as you want. 4 Practice & Revision kit Question Debriefs You’ll be taken through key questions, seeing how to get to the correct answer quickly and avoid common pitfalls. 4 Study materials available online You’ll be able to access the online equivalents of the physical materials, or additional materials specifically designed for the online learning environment. 4 Study anytime, anywhere you want Connect to MyStudy at your home, in your office, in the park, on the train or anywhere you have Internet access. 4 It’s part of your package You’ll be able to access MyStudy whether you choose the Classroom option or our new Online Classroom option. “I have just completed my ﬁrst exam using BPP and was impressed with the support and materials provided on the course. ” Paul Stanyer, C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics, 2010 Student Try out demos of lectures, Question Debriefs and quizzes at www.bpp.com/cima/mystudy 5 Best practice for exam preparation Our CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting course programmes are integrated to cover three key learning stages that we believe are crucial to you passing the exam. Our students who follow this approach consistently achieve higher pass marks. Step 1 The taught phase will provide you with knowledge of key subject areas that you need to learn and understand in order to pass the exam. + Step 2 The revision phase teaches you on a step-by-step basis how to best apply your knowledge through question practice. + Step 3 The exam practice phase allows you to perfect your exam technique, giving you the confidence you need to tackle the exam and pass with flying colours. = Full preparation for the exam 6 Your journey through the new CIMA Qualification The full CIMA qualification comprises the CIMA 4 CIMA Professional Qualification – the only Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA qualification with a sole focus on accountants in Chartered Management Accounting Qualification 2010 business – offers you a qualification that is recognised (also known as the CIMA Professional Qualification). by employers around the world. The Professional You’ll need to pass both and provide three years Qualification syllabus comprises 3 learning pillars: approved practical experience to qualify as a Chartered • Enterprise pillar Management Accountant. • Performance pillar • Financial pillar 4 CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting - your Each learning pillar is divided into 3 progressive levels: entry route to the CIMA Qualification - introduces • Operational level - you must pass three exams you to the concept of management accounting and • Management level - you must pass three exams provides an overview of the fundamentals of business and accounting. Exemptions may be available if you • Strategic level - you must pass three exams have completed a relevant qualification such as an The final Test of Professional Competence in accounting/business degree or the AAT qualification. Management Accounting (formerly TOPCIMA), To see if you could be eligible for exemptions check comprises the case study exam (Part B) and the www.cimaglobal.com/exemptions assessment of your work based practical experience (Part A). Visit www.cimaglobal.com for full syllabus details, past exam papers and information on CIMA’s Practical Experience Requirements.. Award - Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants T4 - Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting Competence Professional Part A Part B Level Initial Professional Development - + Case Study Examination based on Work Based Practical Experience pre-seen and unseen material Strategic Paper E3 Paper P3 Paper F3 Level + + Enterprise Strategy Performance Strategy Financial Strategy Award - CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting Management Paper E2 Level + Paper P2 + Paper F2 Enterprise Management Performance Management Financial Management Award - CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting Operational Paper E1 Paper P1 Paper F1 Level + + Enterprise Operations Performance Operations Financial Operations Enterprise pillar Performance pillar Finance pillar Pre-requisite entry requirements (eg CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, degrees in business or accounting or AAT Technician/Diploma level). Award - CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Paper C01 Paper C02 Paper C03 Paper C04 Paper C05 Fundamentals Fundamentals Fundamentals Fundamentals Fundamentals of Management of Financial of Business of Business of Ethics, Accounting Accounting Mathematics Economics Corporate Governance and Business Law 7 Your journey through the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is ideal if you are new to the world of business qualifications. It will introduce you to the concept of management accounting and the quantitative analysis and forecasting techniques used by Chartered Management Accountants. It will ensure you understand the regulatory framework for accounting, how accounts are prepared, the professional values and ethical standards expected of accountants and the economic and legal environment in which organisations operate. You will first need to register with CIMA before you Register with CIMA at sign up for a course of study or buy any study materials. www.cimaglobal.com/register Booking a course with BPP does not register you with CIMA. Select which paper to sit You may be exempt from one or all of the (You can sit the papers in any order, but BPP advise you to sit C02 before Certificate in Business Accounting papers. C01 and CIMA advise you to sit C03 or C04 early in your studies) See www.cimaglobal.com/exemptions BPP suggested route: C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting If you need to brush up your maths skills take our C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics Maths and Calculator Basics course. See the enclosed C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics Classroom course insert. C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law You must score 50% to pass All CBAs are set and controlled by CIMA but can be sat at BPP training centres. The regulations for and the content of Take your Computer Based Assessment the assessments are strictly controlled by CIMA. We offer (CBA) and receive results and feedback CBAs throughout the year at every UK centre. immediately You must have a CIMA Contact ID before you can book a CBA. For further information and to book your CBA visit www.bpp.com/cima/cba On average it will take one year to complete the CIMA Complete all five papers successfully and Certificate in Business Accounting, although it is possible to receive your Certificate in Business Accounting complete it in less than six months with BPP. Book your Operational level courses at BPP What can you expect to earn? Region CIMA Certificate CIMA Management CIMA Strategic New Qualified CIMA £Salary £Salary £Salary £Salary London 20-25,000 24-32,000 30-40,000 40-48,000 South East 19-25,000 24-32,000 28-36,000 34-42,000 South Coast 18-25,000 23-28,000 25-36,000 28-38,000 South West & Wales 19-25,000 22-30,000 24-36,000 28-36,000 Midlands 16-20,000 19-26,000 25-32,000 29-38,000 North West 18-20,000 19-27,000 23-30,000 28-37,000 Yorkshire & North East 16-18,000 20-26,000 25-32,000 30-38,000 Scotland 17-20,000 19-24,000 25-32,000 28-36,000 Source: Michael Page Finance Salary Survey 2010 8 BPP wishes you good luck for your exams BPP study centres nationwide North Birmingham 3rd Floor, Canterbury House, 83-85 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1LH www.bpp.com/birmingham Glasgow NEW location 3rd Floor, 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2PR Visit www.bpp.com/studycentres www.bpp.com/glasgow for maps and directions to all our centres Leeds 36 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JL www.bpp.com/leeds Liverpool NEW location 1st Floor, Merchants Court, 2 - 12 Lord Street, Liverpool, L2 1TS. www.bpp.com/liverpool Manchester Ground Floor, Boulton House, Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3HY www.bpp.com/manchester Newcastle 2nd Floor, Gunner House, Neville Street, Newcastle, NE1 5DF 4 www.bpp.com/newcastle Nottingham 4 1st Floor, Pearl Assurance House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6BT www.bpp.com/nottingham 4 South Bristol 4 4 4 BPP House, Grove Avenue, Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4QY www.bpp.com/bristol 4 4 Cambridge 3rd Floor, Lion House, Lion Yard, Cambridge, CB2 3NA www.bpp.com/cambridge 4 4 4 Milton Keynes Ground Floor East Wing, 401 Grafton Gate, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1AQ 4 4 4 www.bpp.com/miltonkeynes 4 Reading 4 1st Floor, Aquis House, 49-51 Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1PL www.bpp.com/reading Southampton Upper Ground and 1st Floors, Grenville House, Nelson Gate, Southampton, SO15 1GX www.bpp.com/southampton This is chlorine free and environmentally friendly and London and Croydon manufactured with pulp supplied London Shepherd’s Bush from sustainable managed forests. 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