ACCA - CAT COURSE (Certified Accountants Technician)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the largest and fastest growing accounting body in the world, with 260,000 students and 110,000 members spread out across 170 countries. With over 100 years of providing accounting and financial qualification, the innovation of ACCA provides various routes to achieve the qualification of Chartered Certified Accountants.
The CAT course of ACCA provides a route to enter the professional course for those who have just sat the O/L. The course equips the student with the technical skills and knowledge for a support role in Accountancy. It is a qualification in itself and entitles the student to use the designator letters CAT. On completing the CAT course the student proceeds with the professional course and also gains the Hons Degree in Applied Accounting. All these qualifications are collected whilst the student progresses with the G.C.E. A /Level. No other Accounting course offers students this additional benefit.
The Cat course is a boon to students hoping to qualify as a globally accepted Accountant. With no qualifications and no age limit it offers students the gateway to a career for life. The flexibility of the course offers students ample choice and options. They can sit for any number of papers out of the nine needed for completion of the course. On passing the first five subjects the student gains part I of ACCA and on passing all nine subjects, part II of ACCA. The course also allows the student to sit either paper based or computer based exam. As the students progress with the professional course on passing part II they have the opportunity to submit the Research and Analysis Project, the exam of the first four papers. No other Accounting qualification allows such options.
The students gain a Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University - UK. Thus they get an academic qualification on the way to obtaining the professional qualification.
Mercury Institute is proud of the achievement of student
Fatima Sharmila Ameer Hamza. Joining Mercury after O/Level in year 2004 to do the CAT course she established an excellent record of progress passing all subjects at each examination and also obtaining the Sri Lankan Prize in year 2006 for Paper 2.6. In year 2007 she obtained a First Class Hons Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University - UK and in the same year she passed out as an affiliate. From O/Levels, while progressing to do A/Levels in year 2007, within three years she has made the mark as an outstanding student who has indicated that others too with such dedication can reach the top.
Sharmila attributes her success to the quality tuition provided by the excellent lecture panel of Mercury comprising experienced and highly qualified professionals. The result orientated structured programme of studies and the individual attention given to each student is the secret of success at Mercury. To begin with CAT and to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant and obtain an Academic Qualification of a Degree is indeed a unique career for the discerning student.
Benefits of the CAT Course
- The CAT course does not require any entry qualification. Anyone over 16 years of age is eligible to do the course.
- On completion of the course students are exempted from Part I of the Professional Course of ACCA.
- As the student completes all 6 subjects in Part III of ACCA he / she is eligible to apply for The Oxford Brookes University UK Bsc Degree in Applied Accounting - an academic qualification of much repute.
On completion of Part III of ACCA the student gains the prestigious qualification of the ACCA Professional course.