ICAS guidance for study leave
To help you decide on study leave for your students before their assessments, we’ve shared our recommendations below.
We have provided the following update and will also update the CA handbook to reflect the Test of Competence (TC) guidance given below.
Test of Competence
Test of Competence (TC) students sitting four subjects (FA, AR, PoT and BA) will receive one home study day. This is scheduled for Monday 23 October for the September 2023 intake.
If students are sitting fewer TC subjects, it’s at your discretion whether you grant this study day.
Each TC subject requires a half day of study leave prior to assessments. For FA, AR, PoT and BA, these half days are already included in the class timetable on 23 to 25 October.
For students sitting less than four subjects, it’s up to you to determine how much study leave they should receive. We recommend a half day for each subject they are sitting.
For FIN and MIT, the half day of study leave is already included in the six days of recommended study leave for each subject.
Test of Professional Skills
Test of Professional Skills (TPS) Modular students have ongoing study leave planned from day one of class until assessment week.
During assessment week, students should be given the days leading up to the assessment as study leave. The day of the assessment must be given as study leave.
Test of Professional Skills (TPS) Block students must also receive the day of the assessment as study leave.
It’s also recommended that students receive two study days prior to the assessment for each of AD, BTAX, FINREP and SFM.
Please note this guidance does not apply to RT. It’s up to you whether the time is given for the A2 and A3 RT assessments.
Test of Professional Expertise
Test of Professional Expertise (TPE) and Public Trust & Ethics (PTE) students must receive the day of TPE and PTE assessments.
It’s also recommended that they receive four days of study leave prior to the exams.
For more information and guidance, please refer to the student handbook.