Exemptions for holders of IAB Qualifications
Fast-track your career with IAB qualifications
Once you’re IAB qualified, you have the choice to take your career in countless directions. Perhaps you dream of going to university, but have never had the chance? Or being a chartered accountant with your own practice?
Now you can. Because your IAB qualification is recognised by a host of professional bodies, you can apply to study for a higher level financial course. Crucially, your IAB credentials are counted as an entry credit, or exemption towards qualifications.
This not only gives you a faster route to success, it opens up more opportunities to turn your vocational training into a long-term career!
The following UK professional bodies grant exemptions to IAB-qualified holders:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA)
- Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP)
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Get a university degree and go places!
To take your qualifications to a higher level, study for a degree. Did you know many UK universities accept IAB qualifications as entry points? Here are some examples:
The University of Northampton: If you hold both the IAB level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Advanced Book-keeping and the IAB level 3 Certificate in Cost and Management Accounting, you can apply for the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course.
The University of Bolton: Want to study for a BA (Hons) Accountancy degree? You can start as a first year student if you have achieved level 3 IAB Diplomas in: Cost and Management Accounting, Accounting and Advanced Bookkeeping and Business Law.
The university also grants 'exemptions’ if you have a level four Diploma in Financial Information for Managers, as well as Accounting to International Standards (in addition to the three level three Diplomas).
Please note: universities only accept IAB qualified student applications at level 3 and above as they are comparable to ‘A’ levels.
Are you from overseas, but want to gain entry to the UK? IAB qualifications are recognised within the points-based Immigration System of the UK Border Agency.