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CERTIFICATE LEVEL COURSES

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  • -  Jargon busters to clarify technical concepts
  • -  Mid module questions to check your understanding and get instant feedback
  • -  Interactive case studies to help you simulate real life business problems and work out solutions
  • -  Scored end of unit multiple choice questions to test what you've learned
  • -  CIMA Aptitude: Timed, end of course assessment to help you assess your readiness in exam conditions

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CERTIFICATE LEVEL COURSES AVAILABLE

  • C01 Fundamentals of management accounting

    Aim of the syllabus

    This paper introduces you to core management accounting topics such as cost determination, breakeven analysis, standard costing, cost and accounting systems and financial planning and control.

    Topics covered

    The context of management accounting -+ 10%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the purpose of management accounting

    - Explain the role of the management accountant

    - Explain the role of CIMA as a professional body for management accountants

    Cost identification and behaviour-+ 25%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Apply methods for identifying cost

    - Demonstrate cost behaviour

    Planning within organisations -+ 30%

    Key learning outcomes

    Prepare integrated accounts in a costing environment

    Prepare financial statements for managers

    Accounting control systems -+ 20%

    Key learning outcomes

    Prepare budgetary control statements

    Prepare statements of variance analysis

    Decision making -+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    Demonstrate the use of break-even analysis in making short-term decisions

    Apply basic approaches for use in decision making

    Demonstrate the use of investment appraisal techniques in making long-term decisions

  • C02 Fundamentals of financial accounting

    Aim of the syllabus

    This paper takes you through conceptual and regulatory frameworks, accounting systems and control, and preparing accounting statements for single entities. Students will be required to be aware of the format and content of published accounts but are not required to prepare them.

    Topics covered

    Conceptual and Regulatory Framework -+ 20%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the concepts of financial accounting

    - Explain the regulatory and legal framework for financial accounting

    Accounting Systems-+ 20%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Prepare ledger accounts and supporting documents

    - Explain the use of codes in accounting systems

    Preparation of Accounts for Single Entities -+ 45%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Prepare accounts for transactions

    - Prepare financial statements for a single entity

    - Demonstrate the use of basic ratios in financial performance

    Control of Accounting Systems -+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the need for external controls on a business

    - Explain internal control techniques

    - Demonstrate how accounting errors are corrected

    - Explain the nature of fraud

  • C03 Fundamentals of business mathematics

    Aim of the syllabus

    This paper introduces you to basic mathematics, probability, summarising and analysing data, variables, forecasting, financial mathematics and spreadsheets

    Topics covered

    Basic Mathematics -+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Demonstrate the use of basic mathematics

    - Solve equations and inequalities

    - Explain the role of CIMA as a professional body for management accountants

    Probability-+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Calculate probability

    - Demonstrate the use of probability where risk and uncertainty exists

    Summarising and Analysing Data-+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Apply techniques for summarising data

    - Apply techniques for analysing data

    Relationships between Variables-+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Calculate correlation coefficient for bivariate data

    - Apply techniques of simple regression

    Forecasting-+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Demonstrate techniques used for forecasting

    - Prepare forecasts

    Financial Mathematics-+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    Spreadsheets-+ 10%

    Key learning outcomes

  • C04 Fundamentals of business economics

    Aim of the syllabus

    This paper covers the goals and decisions of organisations, the market system and the competitive process, the financial system and the macroeconomic context of business.

    Topics covered

    The macroeconomic context of organisations-+ 25%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the factors affecting the level of a country’s national income and the impact of changing growth rates on organisations

    - Explain the factors affecting the trade of a country with the rest of the world and its impact on business

    - Explain the influences on economic development of countries and its effect on business

    The goals and decisions of organisations-+ 25%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Distinguish between the economic goals of various stakeholders and organisationst

    - Describe the behaviour of the costs of a product and service provider as volume changes and the implications for prices, competition and industry structure

    - Calculate the level of output and price to maximise profits

    The market system and the competitive process-+ 25%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Demonstrate the determination of prices by market forces and the impact of price changes on revenue from sales

    - Explain the reasons for and effects of government intervention to stabilise prices

    - Explain the main sources of market failures and the policies available to deal with them

    The financial system-+ 25%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the causes of demand for finance and the assets used for borrowing

    - Explain the functions of the main financial markets and institutions in facilitating commerce and development

  • C05 Fundamentals of ethics,
    corporate governance and business
    law

    Aim of the syllabus

    This paper covers ethics and business, ethical conflict, corporate governance, comparison of English law with alternative legal systems, the law of contract, the law of employment, and company administration and finance.

    Topics covered

    Ethics and Business-+ 15%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics to business generally and to the professional accountant

    - Explain the need for CIMA members to adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour

    Ethical Conflict-+ 10%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the various means of regulating ethical behaviour

    - Explain how ethical dilemmas and conflicts of interest arise and may be resolved

    Corporate Governance-+ 10%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the development of corporate governance to meet public concern in relation to the management of companies

    - Explain the impact of corporate governance on the directors and management structure of public limited companies and how this benefits stakeholders

    Comparison of English Law with Alternative Legal Systems-+ 10%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the essential elements of the English legal system and the tort of negligence

    - Describe the essential elements of alternative legal systems

    The Law of Contract-+ 20%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain how the law determines the point at which a contract is formed and the legal status of contractual terms

    - Explain when the law regards a contract as discharged and the remedies available for breach and nonperformance

    The Law of Employment-+ 10%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the essential elements of an employment contract and the remedies available following termination of the contract

    - Explain the impact of health and safety law on employers and employees

    Company Administration and Finance-+ 25%

    Key learning outcomes

    - Explain the nature, legal status and administration of business organisations

    - Explain the law relating to the financing and management of companies limited by shares

EXAM INFORMATION

  • Exam date:

    Computer base assessments (CBAs) throughout the year
  • Exam booking deadline:

    Please book your CBA at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Exam duration:

    2 hours
  • Exam structure:

    The computer based assessment have a total of either 45 (C03), 50 (C01, C02) or 75 (C04, C05) compulsory questions. The questions are randomly downloaded and a total of 90 to 150 marks will be available. The required pass mark is 50% The type of questions asked will be a mix of:
    • - Multiple choice
    • - True or false
    • - Select 2 options that match the criteria requested
    • - Single and multiple numerical entries
  • Where can I sit the exam?

    You can sit a CBA at any training centres which have received CIMA accreditation to hold CBAs. Places are limited so we recommend you book early. A list of Kaplan training centres can be found here.
  • When should I aim to complete the level?

    You will need to pass all your Certificate level CBAs by 1st March / 1st September if you wish to take a CIMA Professional level paper in May / November respectively, that same year

WHAT IF I HAVE EXEMPTIONS

  • Certificate Level is the entry level to CIMA so no prior qualifications are required to sit a Certificate paper.
  • Knowledge gained in all certificate level papers will be used in most professional level papers.
  • You may be exempt from some or all Certificate papers if you have a relevant degree, have completed the AAT technician stage, or have studied another professional accounting qualification.
  • You may be exempt from some or all Certificate papers if you have a relevant degree, have completed the AAT technician stage, or have studied another professional accountancy qualification.
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