TC Student: Welcome to ICAS
You are about to begin your journey to become a CA.
If you want your career to be challenging, rewarding and exciting, becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA) offers all this and more.
The useful information and links on this page will help answer any questions you have before you begin your ICAS training. You will be required to log in to access some of the areas on icas.com but to help get you started, we have already set you up with your own student account. There’s no need to register, simply login using the student number and password found on your enrolment letter.
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We hope you enjoy being part of ICAS and wish you luck in qualifying as a CA.
Your ICAS training programme will vary depending on which firm/entry route you take. For further information on your personal programme, please contact the team at ICAS.
Overview of ICAS Qualification
The purpose of the course guide is to introduce you to the CA Education department and answer some frequently asked questions. This guide is essential reading for all students who are completing TC courses. There is a guide available for all levels.
Test of Competence Guide
Further information on your TC course, including myCABLE
Do I need to do anything before I start the course?
Is there anything I can do before I start class?
Here are a few things you can do before coming to class:
You will need to use a calculator for all subjects – even the ‘wordier’ subjects sometimes include calculations. Most of the time, the calculations will be fairly straightforward, but sometimes we do make use of some of the scientific functions on the calculator. The calculator can be taken into tests and exams with you. If it has been a while since you used a scientific calculator, you will need to spend some time making sure you understand its basic functions. An instruction booklet will be supplied with the calculator. There is no time during classes to familiarise yourself with the workings of the calculator.
Remember also, to be careful when inputting figures into the calculator. Always sense-check your answers and don’t just assume that because you are using a calculator you will have the right answer – if you input the wrong numbers you will get the wrong answer!”
Students on the course will come from a variety of backgrounds and will have different strengths and weaknesses. We do not require you to have studied mathematics at university, but there is a mathematical element to some of the courses. If it is a while since you did any maths, we would recommend that you revise the following before coming to class:
- Practice re-arranging formulae;
- Remind yourself of the BODMAS rule (ordering mathematical operations); and
- Ensure you are happy with ‘to the power of’ and square root calculations.
3. Test of Competence Modules
A complete set of all the material will be provided to you at the start of each stage of the course. However, due to the intensive nature of some of the courses we run, you may wish to review some of the material in advance. You can access all the TC material here (insert link to TC material page). The material will be covered in class, so please don't attempt any questions beforehand.
When and where is my class?
You will be sent class information by email in advance of your course starting, for TC, this is usually sent 4 - 6 weeks in advance.
What time does my class start?
Your class information will detail your class start time. Classes normally have a 15 minute morning and afternoon break and around 45 minutes for lunch.
How do I access my timetable?
Your course timetable will be emailed to you along with your start date and venue information. A detailed version will be issued on day one of your course.
Please email us if you have any timetable queries.
When do I receive my materials?
Your course material will be issued on day 1 of each subject.
You will also find copies of your materials on the TC learning materials page.
What do I bring to face to face classes?
Please bring your own stationery and a calculator to class with you. Any non-programmable calculator is permitted in the TC exams. A scientific calculator is required for TC Finance. It is recommended you bring a back-pack for your materials.
What is the dress code?
The dress code for all ICAS courses is smart/casual.
ICAS Rules and Regulations - CA Student Member Handbook
As a CA Student Member, you are bound by the ICAS Rules and Regulations.
Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the CA Student Member Handbook
Keeping your contact details up to date
ICAS will communicate with you primarily via email, and also via post and telephone, providing you with information about your classes and exams. Please make sure we have an up-to-date email address, postal address and mobile number for you.
You can check and update your contact details online through the My Profile section
Our commitment to you
- We will support your studies by providing and maintaining appropriate services, resources and facilities.
- We will communicate with you in a clear, timely and accurate manner.
- We will meet your expectations wherever possible, and will explain when we cannot.
- We will deal with you as an individual and ensure that you are treated fairly and equally.
- We will measure our performance against a full range of service standards.
Your commitment to us
- Behave in a manner that is professional and shows respect for ICAS team members and your fellow students.
- Make every effort to work together with other students and tutors.
- Show personal commitment to your course by:
- Giving time and effort to your studies, making every effort to complete all courses tests and exams;
- Attending all the required activities and informing ICAS if you will be absent for any reason;
- Making the most of all of the learning resources and facilities available to you;
- Showing willingness to act on advice and guidance provided;
- Participating in class and on discussion boards etc;
- Asking questions – your tutors are here to help.
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The CA Education Department is committed to providing you with a service of excellence throughout your student journey.
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