The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification is structured and examined by ACCA and offers you the opportunity to further your career options. In studying for the CAT qualification, you may wish to start a career in finance, gain recognition for the skills you have already developed in accountancy or accelerate your progression to the ACCA professional scheme. CAT is the stepping stone for all of these aims. It also seeks to help you develop the skills needed for successful study in higher education.


6 – 12 Months

Course Progression

Successful completion of the first five CAT papers allows you to commence the ACCA Qualification.
Completion of all CAT papers means you will be exempted from the first three papers of ACCA.

Entry requirements

– 16 years of age with no formal academic qualification


Holders of certain qualifications may claim exemptions from some papers. You may also be able to claim exemptions from the introductory level exams if you satisfy one year's practical work experience requirement

CAT exam dates
There are two exam sittings each year:

June and December
Computer Based Exams (paper 1- 4) are held throughout the year.