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UK Versity

ATHE AND IFA OFFER DIRECT PATHWAY TO PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP FOR ACCOUNTANTS

The IFA is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) the global accounting standard-setter and regulator. Membership delivers enhanced professional recognition and career prospects and in addition you will receive dual membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia) and be able to use the designatory letters IFA AIPA or AFA MIPA dependent upon your eligiblity.

• achieve IFA membership

• gain an IFA practising certificate (UK members only)

• invest in professional development

IFA membership

  • IFA membership brings access to a community of like-minded professionals who benefit from supportive branch meetings, expert technical materials and inspiring events and CPD workshops. To visit the IFA Direct website, Click here

Gain an IFA practising certificate (UK members only)

  • For UK-based members holding an IFA practising certificate means you can offer accountancy services to the general public and can do more than with many other associations and professional bodies. You’ll be able to undertake charity independent examinations and be eligible to apply for a CAA ATOL licence

  • For more information on routes to IFA membership, click here

Invest in continuing professional development (CPD)

Investing in relevant and regular CPD is an important way to stay abreast of new developments and best practices in a fast-changing environment. It can boost your motivation and improve the quality of your work and the service you provide.

  • Accessible – experience flexible but structured learning that you can plan around your life wherever you are in the world

  • Relevant – enjoy a programme tailored for accountants working in or supporting SMEs or SMPs

  • Recognised – gain verifiable CPD and transferable credits from a global awarding organisation recognised by Ofqual

  • Each unit costs £300* with a one-off learner membership fee of £50* (*exc VAT)
    *The cost will be increased to £320 + VAT from 1 January 2024.

Eligibility criteria

Before you apply to study please ensure you meet our eligibility criteria.

  •  2 A level passes PLUS 5 GCSEs/vocational GCSEs/GCE/O level passes (grades 9-4/A-C) in five separate subjects including mathematics and English or equivalent; and/or

  • Level 3 book-keeping or accounting qualification which includes the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

  • Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

Digital literacy

It is important that you understand these areas to be able to study effectively and gain the maximum benefits from the programme. All study is online and requires a basic level of digital literacy in the following areas:   

 

• using the internet 

• using Microsoft Word and Excel 

• using the centre’s online portal 

• unzipping documents
 

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