Gail Boag on how we're redefining learning at ICAS
Gail Boag, Executive Director of Learning introduces a range of changes that will deliver an enhanced experience for our firms and students and open new pathways to our CA qualification.
Our regular surveys help us understand what our training firms and students value most and where their challenges lie. These insights are then used to target improvements to the products and services we provide.
In recent surveys, among other things, we learned how much value was placed on our CA qualification, the curriculum and the ways in which it’s taught. We also heard a range of concerns around areas including communications, the achievement log and the overall student experience.
We took it all on board and now, through our Strategy 2030, we’re acting to redefine learning at ICAS.
In her videos below, Gail explains the need for these changes and shares details of some of the improvements we’ll be introducing for our firms and students through 2023 and beyond.
Great reasons to be part of the ICAS family
“With over 80% of FTSE 100 organisations employing an ICAS CA, our members are rightly proud of their qualification. The challenge is to ensure that it remains at the forefront, stays relevant for a changing profession and continues to uphold the highest levels of integrity.”
More flexibility for firms, better outcomes for students
“Our new approach will allow the delivery of learning to be better aligned to firms’ and students’ needs. Firms will decide when students should be studying and when they’re needed at work, without delaying their progress through the qualification.”
An enhanced experience for firms and students
“What’s clear is that one size doesn’t fit all, and we’ll reflect this with more flexible options for firms and students.”
A new syllabus and new pathways to our CA qualification
“We’re developing a new syllabus for launch in 2024, structured to deliver the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in business and beyond. We’re also working hard to ensure we support firms with new pathways into the qualification and profession.”