Exploding the myths around what it takes to train a CA with ICAS
We dispel some of the myths around training a Chartered Accountant and explain why this way to invest in future success is open to organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Myth: It's expensive
Reality: It's actually great value
Myth: Students are out of the office a lot
Reality: Flexible learning reduces classroom time
ICAS offers a programme of blended learning that allows greater flexibility as to when students are required in class. They can attend block training for a total of 13 weeks spread across their three-year contract: that’s less than 23 days per year.
Myth: It's only for accounting firms
Reality: A wide range of organisations train CAs
Many financial-services companies have integrated the ICAS CA qualification with their graduate schemes. There are training firms in the public sector, construction, energy and transport, and the range is constantly diversifying as more organisations see the value in training CAs.
Myth: It's only offered in Scotland
Reality: We train students UK wide
A significant proportion of the CA student intake is English based, with several major organisations choosing to exclusively train their accountancy graduates UK-wide with ICAS.
Myth: It's only offered by large organisations
Reality: Organisations of all sizes train ICAS CAs
The range of companies offering CA training across the UK is diverse, both in terms of size and sector. From one-partner accountancy firms, to niche start-ups and multinationals – they all recognise that training a CA is a valuable, cost-efficient way to upgrade their accounting and business capabilities.
Myth: It's only for organisations that already employ ICAS CAs
Reality: There’s no such requirement
Many organisations who don’t currently employ ICAS CAs have gained ATO status with us. The registration process is free, and all that’s required is a demonstration that the ICAS training standards can be met.
Want to know more?
An ICAS Authorised Training Office (ATO) is an organisation that has been authorised by ICAS to provide the CA qualification. Whether you’re in practice, industry or the public sector, register your interest today and we'll get in touch for a chat about the options available to you.
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