CIMA Certificate Level – New 2017 Syllabus

If you don’t already know, 2017 brings changes to the CIMA Certificate Level syllabus. As your tuition provider we know that hearing the words ‘change’ and ‘syllabus updates’ can cause stress and a lot of confusion but the good news is we here to simplify it for you…here’s the break down of how things will work for 2017.

Firstly, Why?

Qualifications are updated on a regular basis to ensure they remain relevant to industry and the world we live in. The changes taking place helps align the Certificate Level with the remaining part of the Professional Qualification.

What are the changes?

In the previous syllabus there were 5 courses, now there are 4

C03 – Fundamentals of Business Maths has been removed from the new syllabus, however the key topics will be redistributed across the other courses.

Course codes have changed:
Old Syllabus New syllabus
C01 – Fundamentals of Management Accounting BA2 – Fundamentals of Management Accounting
C02 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting BA3 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
C03 – Fundamentals of Business Maths No match as it has been discontinued
C04 – Fundamentals of Business Economics BA1 – Fundamentals of Management Accounting
C05 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law BA4 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Phase out phase:

You will have until the 10th January 2017 to sit your exams, should you have the 2011 syllabus material (if you received material in 2016 or earlier you will need to sit your exams by the 10th Jan 2017).

Examinations for the new syllabus will commence on the 11th January 2017.

If you haven’t enrolled yet or if you haven’t received your material for your courses yet, don’t stress, you will receive the most up to date material. Some students will have passed examinations before January 2017; they will be given credits for the subjects within the updated syllabus. So if you have already successfully completed the above courses you will not need to resit the course under the new syllabus. 🙂

Be sure to take a read through the FAQ’s found on CIMA’s site or feel free to drop me an email with any questions you have.

Happy studying