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

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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.

Download the brochure

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