Approved exam centre for Certificate, Professional and Advanced Level exams

Another set of fantastic results!
100% Pass rates (BS and AA Sept 16, SBM July 16, TC Mar 2016, AA FAR Sept 2016​)


The CFAB qualification (or certificate level) provides a route into the ACA qualification for school leavers with A levels.
There is no requirement for a training agreement so you can get started at any time.
We offer a range of classroom and online courses.
There are six modules which can be completed in any order:
- Accounting
- Assurance
- Business, Technology & Finance
- Law
- Management Information
- Principles Of Taxation


All ICAEW Certificate Level modules are tested as a computer based “e-assessment” of 90 minutes duration.
The pass mark is 55% and you receive your result by email the morning after you have sat your exam.


There are three levels which must be completed in order:
Certificate Level - CFAB
- Detailed above
Professional Level
- Audit & Assurance
- Financial Accounting & Reporting (Int & UK)
- Financial Management
- Tax Compliance
- Business Planning: Taxation
- Business Strategy
Advanced Level
- Corporate Reporting
- Strategic Business Management
- Case Study


All ICAEW Certificate Level modules are examined with a 1 hour 30 minute computer-based assessment, and may be taken in any order. 
All ICAEW Professional Level modules are currently examined with a computer based exam and may be taken in any order. The are two and a half hours in duration, apart from FAR which is three hours.
Professional Level exams are available in March, June, September and December.  The pass mark is 55%.   
ICAEW Advanced Level modules are examined with a  computer based exam for CR and SBM but in July 2018 the Case study will remain a written exam.  The papers may be taken together or separately. Exams are available in July and November and are all three hours duration.  The pass mark is 50%.
Please contact us for advice on how best to structure your studies.  


With an ICAEW classroom course from First Intuition you get the very best levels of support to help you achieve first time exam success.
We write our own course notes which form the basis of our classroom sessions, in addition to providing the ICAEW study materials.
- Classroom sessions covering the entire syllabus
- Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits etc)
- All online resources
- Course / revision notes
- Tutor support by phone and email

"I studied at First Intuition for my Advanced Level ACA resits, having previously studied with a much larger training provider first time around. First Intuition were fantastic in providing a hands on, friendly learning environment with small classes and experienced tutors. I found out last week that I have passed my resits and I would thoroughly recommend First Inuition to anyone looking to study the ACA as their preparation for the exams was first class and their tutors more knowledgeable than you could ask for!"  Mark (PwC)


First Intuition offers online courses for all the Certificate, Professional and Advanced Level modules, giving you the flexibility to study in your own time and at your own pace.
- Pre-recorded lectures covering the entire syllabus
- Detailed study guide helping you to plan and organise your studies
- Course notes, ICAEW study manual and question bank
- Online mock exam (Certificate level) or tutor marked mock exam (Professional and Advanced Level)
- Online forums and examiner articles
- Tutor support by phone and email
For more information see our ICAEW online page


You can book your ICAEW courses online, alternatively download and complete a booking form and return it to your First Intuition study centre.

ACA CTA Joint Programme

The ICAEW and the Chartered Institute of Taxation have developed a joint programme which enables students to achieve both the ACA and CTA in 3 to 4 years.

The programme has been designed to provide a unique and efficient route for students who want to specialise in tax.

First Intuition are delighted to work closely with Tolleys, the UK's leading tax course provider, to offer courses following the Taxation of Owner Managed Businesses (OMB) route.

Please contact Matt Dyson for more details and course information. 
From June 2018 we are delighted to be able to offer the Professional and Advanced Level exams from our comfortable and easily accessible offices at Cumberland House, Southampton.  We understand how challenging the exams are but our friendly team aim to make the whole experience as stress-free as possible.

Your exams must be booked in the usual way through your ICAEW account, and spaces are limited.
Cumberland House, Grosvenor Square, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2BG, United Kingdom

023 8202 6000