CIPFA exemptions are offered based on previous qualifications of similar level.

Exemptions are granted on a paper by paper basis. All exemption information listed is indicative, based on the modules usually studied as part of the degree in question. All exemption applications must be accompanied by full transcripts. No exemptions are guaranteed until CIPFA have reviewed transcripts to ensure sufficient syllabus coverage.

An exemption will not be awarded if you have previously attempted an examination for a subject and have not been successful. Academic qualifications will not be considered if they were obtained more than 10 years ago. There is no time limit on professional qualifications achieved, provided membership of the awarding body is still current. By applying for and accepting an exemption you are accepting responsibility that you may be examined on exempt topics in subsequent stages of the Professional Qualification. We strongly recommend that you take time to review the Professional Qualification syllabus and learning materials for any approved exemptions.

 

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NVQ Level 4XXX
NVQ Level 4 incl External AuditXXXX

Abertay University


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BA Hons Accounting with FinanceXXXXX

Aberystwyth University


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BSCEC Accounting and FinanceXXXX
BSCEC Business FinanceXXXXX

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CATXX
F2 Management AccountingX
F3 Financial AccountingX
F4 Corporate and Business LawX
F6 Taxation UK StreamX
F7 Financial ReportingX
F8 Audit and AssuranceX
F9 Financial ManagementX
P3 Business AnalysisX

Anglia Ruskin University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

Aston University


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BA Accounting for ManagementXXXXX

Bangor University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX
BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Birkbeck University of London


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX

Birmingham City University


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BA AccountancyXXXX
BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Bolton University


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BA Hons AccountancyXXXXXXX

Bournemouth University


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BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

BPP Business School


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BSc Professional AccountingXXXXXXX

Brunel University


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BSc Business and Management (accounting pathway)XXXXXX

Canterbury Christ Church University


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Audit & Assurance (optional)X
BSc AccountingXXXXXX
BSc Accounting (combined)XXX
BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX
BSc Accounting and ManagementXX
BSc FinanceX
BSc Finance (combined)X
Financial Reporting (optional)X
Taxation (optional)X

Cardiff Metropolitan University


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BA AccountingXXXXXXX

Cardiff University


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BSc AccountingXXXXXX

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors


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MIIAXXXXXXXX
PIIAXXX

CIMA 2005 syllabus


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P1 and P2X
P1 and P2 and P3X
P1 and P3 and P4 and P5X
P7X
P7 and P8X

CIMA 2010 syllabus


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F1X
F2X
P1 and P2X
P1 and P3 and E1 and E3X
P2 and P3X

City University London


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXXX
BSc Banking and International FinanceXXXXX
BSc Business StudiesXXXXXX
BSc Economics with AccountingXXX
BSc Investment and Financial Risk ManagementXXXX
BSc ManagementXXXXXX

Coventry University


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BA AccountancyXXXXXX

De Montfort University


Qualifications International Only
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BA Accountancy and Business ManagementXXXXXX
BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Dublin City University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

Durham University


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BA Hons in Accounting and FinanceXXXX

Edge Hill University


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BSc AccountancyXXXXXX

Edinburgh Napier University


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BA AccountingXXXXXX

Glasgow Caledonian University


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BA AccountancyXXXXXX

Heriot-Watt University


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MA Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXXX

Huddersfield University


Qualifications International Only
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BA AccountancyXXXXXXX
BA Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXXX
BA Accountancy with Financial ServicesXXXXXXX

Qualifications International Only
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IATIXX

Qualifications International Only
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AccountingX
Audit and AssuranceX
Business StrategyX
Financial Accounting Financial ReportingX
Financial ManagementX
LawX
Management InformationX
Tax ComplianceX

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TC Business ManagementX
TC Finance and TPCS Advanced FinanceX
TC Financial AccountingX
TC Principles of Auditing and ReportingX
TPS Financial ReportingX
TPS TaxationX

Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria


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Full memberXXXXX

Institute of Chartered Secetaries and Administrators


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ICSAXXX

Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan


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Stage 3XX
Stage 4XXX
Stage 5XXXX
Stage 6XXXXX

Institute of Public Administration


Qualifications International Only
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Bachelor of Business Studies Hons AccountingXXXXXXXX
Certificate or Diploma in FinanceXXXXXX

International Assocation of Bookkeepers


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Level 3 Certificate in Cost and Management AccountingX
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Advanced Book KeepingXX

Keele University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXX
Dual Honours with accounting and XXXXXX

Kingston University London


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BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Lancaster University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX

Leeds Metropolitan University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Liverpool John Moores University


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BSc Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXX

London Metropolitan University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

London School of Economics


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

London South Bank University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Loughborough University


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BSc Accounting and Financial ManagementXXX

Manchester Metropolitan University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Middlesex University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Newcastle University


Qualifications International Only
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX
Finance Accounting and Business Graduate DiplomaXXXXX

Northumbria University


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BA AccountingXXXXXX

Nottingham Trent University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Oxford Brookes University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Prince Sultan University


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BSc AccountingXXXXXXX

Queens University Belfast


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BSc AccountingXXXXXX

Regents University London


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Robert Gordon University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Royal Holloway


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AF1404 Business Law (optional)X
AF2404 Audit and Assurance (optional)X
BSc Accounting and FinanceXX

Sheffield Hallam University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Staffordshire University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXX

Swansea Metropolitan University


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BA Hons AccountingXXXXX

Swansea University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Aberdeen


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BA AccountingXXX

University of Bath


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Birmingham


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Bradford


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Bradford UniversityXXXXXXX

University of Brighton


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Bristol


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX
BSc PoliticsX

University of Buckingham


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BSc Accounting and Financial ManagementXXXXX

University of Central Lancashire


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BA Hons AccountingXXXXXX

University of Chester


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXX
BU4008 Law and Ethics AND BU6005 Law for Managers (optional)X
BU4008 Law and Ethics AND BU6012 Auditing (optional)X
BU6006 Strategic Finance & Acc (optional) AND BU6303 International Financial Management (optional)X
BU6016 Taxation (optional)X

University of Derby


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Dundee


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BAcc AccountancyXXXXXX

University of East Anglia


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of East London


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Edinburgh


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LLB Law and AccountancyXXXX
MA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX
MA Business and AccountingXXXXXX
MA Economics and AccountingXXXXX

University of Essex


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BSc AccountingXXX

University of Exeter


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX
BA Business and AccountingXXXXXXX

University of Glamorgan


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Glasgow


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Accounting and StatisticsXXXXXX
BA AccountancyXXXXXX
BAcc Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXX
Finance and MathematicsXXXXXX

University of Greenwich


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX
BA Accounting and Financial Information SystemsXXXX

University of Hertfordshire


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BA AccountingXXXXX
BA Accounting and FinanceXXXX
Corporate Governance (optional)X
Financial Management (optional)X
MSc Accounting and Financial ManagementXXX
Practice of Auditing and Corporate Governance (optional)X

University of Hull


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BSc AccountingXXXXXXX

University of Kent


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXX

University of Leeds


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Liverpool


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BA Accounting with year in industryXXXXXXX

University of Manchester


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BSc AccountingXXXXXXX

University of Nottingham


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BSc Accounting Finance and ManagementXXXX

University of Portsmouth


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BA Accountancy StudiesXXXXXX

University of Reading


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Salford


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Sheffield


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BA Accounting and Financial ManagementXXXXX

University of Southampton


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Stirling


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX
BA Hons AccountancyXXXXX
BAcc AccountancyXXXXX

University of Strathclyde


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BA AccountingXXXXXX

University of Sunderland


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Surrey


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Sussex


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXX
N1516 Audit (optional)X

University of Ulster


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BSc AccountingXXXXXX

University of Wales Newport


Qualifications International Only
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BSc AccountingXXXXX
BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Warwick


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of West London


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of West of England


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of West Scotland


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BAcc AccountingXXXXXX

University of Westminster


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BA Accounting with ManagementXXXXXX

University of Wolverhampton


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Worcester


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BA Hons Accounting
Graduates before 2016XXXXXX
Graduates before 2017XXXXXXX

University of York


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BSc Accounting Business Finance and ManagementXXXXX

ISDC by University of Scotland


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BA (Hons) International Business and FinanceXXXXXXXXXXX
MBA in International Business and FinanceXXXXXXXXXXX

UCSI University Malaysia


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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) AccountingXXXXXXXX
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXXX
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

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