Online Distance Learning Course
Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA)
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New to accountancy? Want to know more about finance? Then this is the starting point for you.
At this level you’ll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity.
After this level, you could work in roles such as accounts clerk or within administration, and earn between £25,000 – £28,000 a year. You could then move onto studying CIMA Professional qualification, and begin with CIMA Operational.
Are you comfortable studying independently in your own time? This Distance Learning course lets you set your own pace and work towards your preferred completion date in a way that suits your lifestyle. We’ll provide you with CIMA approved study materials and you’ll get support from your personal Eagle mentor to guide you through the learning process.
There are no entry requirements, but you do need to have a good grasp of maths and English, ideally GCSE grade C/4 or above.
You’ll learn the basics of management accounting, business economics, and financial accounting.
The course is made up of four subjects. You must pass, or be exempt from, all four subject assessments to be awarded the qualification.
You’ll learn about the economic and operating context of business, and how competition, financial markets and government economic policy can affect a company.
You’ll learn about the techniques of management accounting and the role of management accounting in the commercial and public sector. You’ll gain the skills to plan, control, and make decisions.
You’ll learn how to prepare financial statements for single entities within a conceptual and regulatory framework. You’ll gain an understanding of controls, the nature of errors and how to measure financial performance.
You’ll learn how ethics is essential to commercial activity. You’ll be able to identify ethical dilemmas, understand the implications, and appropriate resolution.
All assessments are computer-based objective tests, and are 2 hours each. The exams can be sat at any time of the year, and can be taken in any order. All assessments are marked by computer and you will be given a provisional result at the end of the exam. This will then be confirmed on your My CIMA account within 48 hours.
Subjects BA1, BA2 and BA3 have 60 objective test questions, while the BA4 assessment has 85 objective test questions. The tests are made up of multiple-choice, number entry, and drag and drop, and other question formats.
For the Certificate in Business Accounting objective tests you need to get a scaled score of 100, with 150 being the maximum available.
If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, don’t worry you can resit your exam. These exams are on demand you can sit this as soon as you feel ready.
Log in your My CIMA account and select ‘schedule your exam’. This will transfer you to the Pearson VUE website where you can select your exam, date and time and complete your booking.
Case Study courses will be available for the August exam sitting onwards.
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After completing this level, you could work in roles such as accounts clerk or within administration, and earn between £25,000 – £28,000 a year. Or you could go on to CIMA Professional and work your way up to become a Chartered Management Accountant – then the world’s your oyster.
You will need to register with CIMA as a student and pay a registration and annual student membership fee, as well as exam fees. These fees are in addition to your course fees. Find out more about these fees on the CIMA website launch.
With Eagle, you’re free to manage your costs and choose how often you want to pay, and for how long. You can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or annually and you can cancel anytime. No ties. No contract. No catch.
£55/month billed monthly
£50/month billed quarterly
£44/month billed yearly