The Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) provides essential knowledge that can be used in any industry or financial arena.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone considering a career in finance or accountancy, or is looking for an introduction to what the ACA qualification is like.
  • Anyone who wants to gain a general knowledge of finance, accounting and business.

What's involved?

Six modules (these are the same first six knowledge modules of the ACA) :
  • Business and Finance
  • Management Information
  • Accounting (compulsory)
  • Law
  • Assurance
  • Principles of Taxation.

Credits may be awarded for prior learning, although no formal academic qualifications or prior knowledge is required.


  • Provides essential knowledge of finance, accounting and business.
  • Flexible learning and computer-based assessments that fit around existing study and work commitments.
  • Free e-membership of any one of our leading faculties.
  • Access to a wide range of study resources including the ICAEW online student community and exam resources.
  • A potential entry route into accountancy (on successful completion).

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