The Association of International Accountants

Starting your study with AIA is the first step to becoming a qualified, professional accountant with an international recognised awarding body. The global demand for accountancy professionals offers an abundance of opportunities, and finance work has never been more varied, more interesting or more challenging. Accountancy is a diverse profession and each individual Student will have different requirements; AIA provide the tools, resources and learning environment for Students to succeed and quickly enjoy the benefits of their expanding knowledge base. As an AIA Student you form part of a global network of accountants working throughout the full spectrum of accountancy, audit, business, finance, and economics.

ASSESSMENT
AIA tests the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of each unit by a three-hour written exam in English.

EXAM SESSIONS
AIA exams take place twice a year in May and November over four days; the exam entry deadline is 1 April and 1 October.

Please follow this link http://www.aiaworldwide.com/students.html where you will find a great deal of information about AIA and resources for exams, study tips and many more links to essential information.

Additionally your Course co-ordinator will discuss with you course specifications, how to access additional external information, exam criteria and feedback. We work with students in the classroom to identify areas of both strength and weakness and there is an opportunity to have weekly one-to-one time with a member of our teaching staff to discuss any areas of concern and/or gain feedback on your work. Exams will be conducted under strict invigilation following AIA’s guidelines and our own exam policy guidelines.

Please come in to Khalsa College London or give us a call on 020 8427 5132 to discuss the course at more length, you are welcome to book a meeting with the Course Co-ordinator to discuss any matters relating to the course before making your decision.

Awarding Organisation : The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

AIA is an awarding body in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and offers nineteen Accountancy and Finance units within the Register of Regulated Qualifications. These units can be taken on their own, or combined towards achieving three different accountancy qualifications, and ultimately, the AIA Professional Accountancy .

Qualification:

  • AIA Level 5 Certificate in Accountancy (QCF) – 2 years
  • AIA Level 6 Diploma in Accountancy (QCF) – 2 years
  • AIA Level 7 Diploma in Professional Accountancy (QCF) – 2 years

LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTANCY
(QCF) 600/4633/8

This qualification comprises the following Units:

  • Applying Financial Accounting Theory to Practical Situations – K/503/6994 – Level 5 – Credit Value 8
  • Business Economics – M/503/6995 – Level 5 – Credit Value 3
  • Management Accounting – T/503/6996 – Level 5 – Credit Value 6
  • Principles of Law for Accountants – Y/503/6991 – Level 4 – Credit Value 5
  • Theory and Application of the Principles of Audit*- A/503/6997 – Level 5 – Credit Value 5
  • Application of the Underlying Principles of Personal & Business Tax* – F/503/6998 – Level 5 – Credit Value 5
  • Principles of Statistical Sources and Data Collection** – D/503/6992 – Level 4 – Credit Value 2
  • Business Information Processing** – H/503/6993 – Level 4 – Credit Value 2

* Unit 5 must be taken in conjunction with Unit 6 – Please note that only one unit registration fee and
one exam fee is charged in this instance.
** Unit 7 must be taken in conjunction with Unit 8 – Please note that only one unit registration fee and
one exam fee is charged in this instance.

LEVEL 6 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY (QCF)
600/4634/X

This qualification comprises the following Units:

  • Managing Internal and External Audit Procedures – M/503/7001 – Level 6 – Credit Value 11
  • The Application of Company Law in Financial Settings – T/503/7002 – Level 6 – Credit Value 10
  • Analytical Skills for Business* – J/503/6999 – Level 5 – Credit Value 5
  • Designing a Management Information System* – K/503/7000 – Level 5 – Credit Value 5
  • Business Management Principles for Accountants – A/503/7003 – Level 6 – Credit Value 10
  • Financial Accounting for International Accountants – F/503/7004 – Level 6 – Credit Value 12
  • The Use of Cost Control and Cost Management in Operational and Strategic Decision Making – J/503/7005 – Level 6 – Credit Value 12

* Unit 11 must be taken in conjunction with Unit 12 – Please note that only one unit registration fee
and one exam fee is charged in this instance.

LEVEL 7 LEVEL 7 DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY (QCF)
600/4632/6

This qualification comprises the following Units:

  • Corporate Accounting and Reporting – D/503/7009 – Level 7 – Credit Value 20
  • Financial Management with an International Perspective – R/503/7010 – Level 7 – Credit Value 20
  • Professional Practice in Auditing – Y/503/7011 – Level 7 – Credit Value 20
  • Taxation and Tax Planning – D/503/7012 – Level 7 – Credit Value 20
    Entry Requirements

Registration is available for learners who have gained a qualification allowing entry onto the relevant unit level, as follows:

AIA Unit Level Qualification Required AIA Unit Level Qualification Required
Level 4 Units QCF Level 3 or above Level 6 Units QCF Level 5 or above
Level 5 Units QCF Level 4 or above Level 7 Units QCF Level 6 or above

Applications based on overseas qualifications must be accompanied by certification of proficiency in the English language. AIA requires a minimum of IELTS Level 6 or recognised equivalent.

Fees

Fees on application. Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment. Additional fee: books, membership to awarding body and examinations. Fees once paid are non-refundable.

Important
Annual fees for the courses are payable at the time of enrolment. All fees are for one academic session, and not refundable. The fees include the costs of the teaching and internal examinations. The fees do not, however, cover the cost of books, stationery, handouts or the cost of external examinations.

Please note: Fees non-refundable


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