How to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) by the apprenticeship routes
Follow a professional apprenticeship route to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA), for a government-funded way to boost your career.
The apprenticeship route you take toward becoming a CA depends upon whether you are mainly working and based in England or Scotland.
Both routes offer master’s-degree-level training, are government-funded and deliver the renowned CA qualification.
As an ICAS CA you’ll unlock some of the most powerful and rewarding positions in business and accounting, in the UK and abroad.
- master's-degree-level courses
- 1-3 years’ training
- boost your career
- government funded
Follow the English-based L7 apprenticeship route to an extraordinary career
Follow the Scottish RGU apprenticeship route to an extraordinary career
Why should I become a Chartered Accountant?
With the prestigious ICAS CA qualification you’ll unlock some of the most powerful and rewarding positions in business and accounting, in the UK and abroad.
- qualify for more than accountancy
- wear the CA badge of prestige
- unlock international opportunities
- competitive salaries and job security
- join a global business community
- ICAS’ unrivalled professional support
How is the ICAS CA qualification structured?
The ICAS CA qualification sits at the level of a master’s degree and is structured to deliver the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed.
- 13 technical subjects covered
- accounting, finance and broader business skills
- gain real-world, professional experience
- dedicated Public Trust & Ethics assessment
What are the other routes to becoming a Chartered Accountant?
There are various routes to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA), with options for school leavers, graduates, professionals and apprentices:
Where can I download the ICAS 'Become a CA' brochure?
Our Become a CA brochure gives you more information on ICAS, why you should become a CA, and all the training steps required to become a CA.