CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting


CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting - New 2017 Syllabus

As a CIMA Global Learning Partner, SACOB offers you the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, where you can lay a solid foundation for future job opportunities by learning the basics of financial management. Whether you’re fresh out of school or a college graduate, this learning programme offers you an invaluable opportunity to upskill yourself.

The Skillset of a Successful Start

If you haven't studied accounting before, don't stress - no previous accounting experience is needed when enrolling the CIMA qualification. However, a decent grasp of Mathematics and the English language will help you navigate effectively through the course material.

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting syllabus is divided into four fundamental courses, namely:

How do the exams work?

The great thing with the CIMA Certificate Level qualification is that it can be completed at your own pace, as you choose an exam date that suits you. There are no assignments during the course, only a final exam on completion of the course. The final exam takes place directly through CIMA and consists of a Computer Based Assessment (CBA) which can be sat at a CBA centre near you. CBA exams are 2 hours long and consist of 60 complusory objective test questions, these could be made up of the following:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Number Entry
  • Drag and Drop
  • Hot Spot
  • Item Sets

Short scenarios may be given to which one or more test questions relate. You will need to obtain 50% in order to pass the course.

Two Study Packages to choose from:

Home Study:

This option provides you with the basic essential study material necessary for your course. Depending on the courses selected, this option can include your Textbook and Exam Practice Kit as well as access to SACOB's Question & Answer Platform where you can ask all your content related question and receive a feedback from your lecturer within 24 hours. You are also able to view past students questions and the answers they received as more often than not if you battling with something another student has too.

Online Classroom:

This option is the most popular one as it includes all the above - your study material, access to the SACOB Question and Answer Platform where you can ask all your questions and receive a response within 24 hours PLUS access to your course online. Here you will be able to watch key concepts explained to you - where you can press play, pause and repeat as many times as you need to, access to study maps and plans, you get to complete practice quizzes to see what areas you need to brush up on, interact with your lecturer and other students as well as upload past questions / papers for feedback.

  Home Study Online Classroom
* Practice Kit
* Workbook
Access to Q & A Platform
Concept Videos  
Study Maps & Plans  
Practice Quizzes  
Forums to chat to lecturer & other students  
Feedback on past papers / formatives  

*Please note that depending on which course of study you choose one or more of the above might be applicable to your course. Simply chat to your SACOB course advisor to find out which products apply to your course. Not all single courses and/or learning programmes are available in the Online Classroom Package. Where the Online Classroom package is available, Students will be sent their printed and digital resources with access to the Student Question & Answer Platform.


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