CAT/ACCA Accounting Programme

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Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

Intakes & Duration

January, March, April, July and September

Note: CAT is offered as a full-time programme only

The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) is a vocational qualification designed by ACCA that will allow you to support the work of professional accountants. The final-level examinations are equivalent in standard to the first year of a university degree programme. Consequently, CAT graduates are allowed to move directly to Fundamentals Level (Skills module).

There are nine examinations to the CAT which are split into three levels. Each level is designed to test the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work in accounting support roles. As well as completing your examination, you will have to gain a minimum of one year’s relevant experience in financial training to achieve the Technician qualification.

CAT Graduates

Graduates with one year of relevant and supervised practical experience are required to submit their Practical Experience Requirement which may be pre-, during or post-examination / studies to ACCA.

Upon approval, CAT graduates may add the prestigious designatory initials ‘CAT’ to their names.

Progression to ACCA

CAT graduates attempting to pursue the ACCA qualification are granted exemption from the Knowledge Module (3 papers) and thus may progress directly to the Skills Module (6 papers).

Career Prospects

CAT graduates will be able to support Financial Managers in any type of business, both locally and internationally.

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