Professional Chartered Accountancy Course – ICAEW ACA

Course Date:

3 Sep to 19 Nov 2022 

Registration Period:

29 May to 11 Aug 2022

*Registration will be closed once we have reached the maximum class size.


45 hours / 15 Lessons

Sat, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Mode of Training:
Blended (F2F & Online Synchronous)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

The PCA course is a tuition programme to prepare students for chartered accountancy examinations administered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Students should note that they will not receive any certificate or award of any qualification from Singapore Polytechnic as the syllabus is based on ICAEW examinations and the course is meant to prepare ICAEW exam candidates to sit for the professional examinations. Upon passing the examinations and fulfilling all other necessary requirements stipulated by ICAEW, the successful candidate will have earned himself the renowned ACA designation.

What is the ACA?
ACA stands for Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The ACA is regarded globally as one of the leading business and finance qualifications, and is recognised and valued in practice, industry, commerce and the public sector. On 4 April 2017, ICAEW signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). Students who earns the ACA designation will also be recognised as a fully qualified member of ISCA.

Course Objective

Tuition programme to prepare students for Professional level of the chartered accountancy examinations administered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Course Outline

The PCA programme for each of the 5 modules below will be offered progressively. Please click on the Register tab to find out about registration period and register for the modular programmes that are opened for registration. Registration is to be done separately for each modular programme.

1) Financial Accounting and Reporting - IFRS

2) Audit and Assurance

3) Business Planning - Banking

4) Business Strategy

5) Financial Management

Suitable for

Targeted Learners with assumed skills and knowledge as stated below (or the equivalence).

Besides the required skills and knowledge, interested students should also note that they should meet the eligibility requirements to register as an ICAEW student candidate before enrolling for the PCA programme. Enrolling for the PCA programme does not entitle the student to qualify as an ICAEW candidate.

Registering with ICAEW as a student candidate as well as for examinations is subject to ICAEW’s schedules and deadlines according to their website. Students should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are registered successfully with ICAEW as a student as well as for the exams they are planning to attempt.

SP and eligible local polytechnics students or alumni who have enrolled for PCA programme are advised to approach the PCA course coordinator for special arrangements relating to registration as a student while all other students may register online directly with ICAEW. Students should also note that they are required to pay student registration fees as well as examination fees to ICAEW online directly. SP and eligible local polytechnics students and alumni enjoy preferential rates on ICAEW charges and are advised to approach the PCA course coordinator for more information.

Tuition fees are charged on modular basis at $642 (including GST) per module. The tuition fees are to be paid to Singapore Polytechnic and it includes the official study pack from ICAEW (excluding permissible textbooks).

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB); or Singapore Polytechnic Diploma in Accountancy (DAC); or Other Polytechnic Diploma in Accountancy or University Degree in Accountancy or other equivalent degree/qualification.

Award / Certification / Accreditation


$642.00 (incl. GST)

Funding Incentives

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Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.