Professional Qualification Descriptions    

CIMA The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants  - With full study material and tutor support

CIMA is the leading management accounting body offering a complete and flexible education for management accountancy in business. The scope of the qualifications extend beyond accounting or financial subjects placing emphasis on business to develop predictive skills based on a thorough knowledge of the economic, social and political environment in which business decisions are made.

CIMA graduates work in commerce, financial services, consultancy, government, the public sector, and manufacturing. Three levels of qualification are offered - the Certificate in Business Accounting, Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and the final qualification leading to ACMA, Member of the Association of Chartered Management Accountants.

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ACCA The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - With full study material and tutor support

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest global professional accountancy body. Certified Accountants have the essential skills needed within industry, commerce and the public sector with the ability to operate in the areas of financial accounting, financial management, internal auditing, management accounting or taxation.

ACCA offers three qualifications the full Professional qualification entitling members to the designation Chartered Certified Accountant; the Certified Accounting Technician level qualification (CAT); and the Certified Diploma in Financial Management (CDipFM) for managers who are non-accountants but who need to acquire operational and strategic finance skills.

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AAT The Association of Accounting Technicians  - With full study material and tutor support 

The AAT Education and Training Scheme covers the diverse range of practical accounting skills demanded by organisations. The programme is flexible combining a balance of theoretical learning and practical skills from recording income and receipts to operating a cash management and credit control system. Skills are learned and applied on a day-to-day basis in the workplace.  Each of the three stages can be completed separately but lead to membership of an internationally recognised accounting body with the option to progress to professional chartered accountancy.

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CIPS The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply - With full study material and tutor support

CIPS qualifications at Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Graduate Diploma level serve and support the purchasing and supply profession. Those with practical experience can join at an appropriate level. Through a series of modules students work from the basic principles of purchasing, selecting the right supplier, negotiating skills, stores and inventory management, distribution, international purchasing to contracts and legal processes associated with Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. 

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CIM The Chartered Institute of Marketing  - With full study material and tutor support 

CIM is the world's leading marketing management professional body. Qualifications at Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level aim to develop marketing and sales skills. Each level of study requires completion of 4 units ranging from marketing fundamentals, customer communications, management information for decisions to international marketing strategy.

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