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As experts in the finance market, we understand the demands of this busy and challenging environment and the importance of gaining industry specific professional qualifications. Which is why we’re pleased to offer our clients a 15% discount on Kaplan finance training courses for every candidate you recruit via Hays.

Government Funding

Kaplan also has government funding available for all ages under the apprenticeship scheme. This covers the AAT, ATT, CIMA Certificate and ICAEW CFAB qualifications and could result in the cost of the tuition course being fully covered. Please enquire for eligibility criteria and further information.

Available courses

Here is a list of courses available to help you take your professional development to the next level.

Please note the pricing information outlined below is example pricing based on Southampton Kaplan Training Centre for 2016. Prices may vary throughout the UK.


This is a good starting place if you want to begin your career in accounting as you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading qualification body for accountancy professionals.

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification provides a route into a career in accounting, audit, business or finance. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, skills and techniques required by the modern accountant.

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The ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) provides opportunities across a variety of large and small businesses in a wide range of industry sectors. From launching a new business to understanding the core of an organisation, chartered accountants are involved in every aspect of ensuring business and financial success.

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The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification paves the way for a successful career in taxation; study ATT and gain knowledge in a specialist area of tax. The qualification will enable you to carry out tax services for large and small businesses, industry or the public sector.

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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification prepares people for a career in business, combining accounting, finance and management with the leading techniques needed to drive successful organisations. CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of Management Accountants.

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The CTA qualification paves the way for a successful career in taxation, and will give expert knowledge in a specialist area of tax.

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The Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) is awarded by the ICAEW. The qualification is made up of six papers taken from the Knowledge Module of the ICAEW’s ACA qualification.

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Kaplan offers a range of Bookkeeping courses for those wanting to improve their knowledge of the mechanics of accounting. We offer a range of short courses can be completed within a week, or self-study courses that can be completed entirely in your own time.


The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a recognised qualification and perfect for those wanting to improve their knowledge of the mechanics of accounting.


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, making the CIPFA qualification a great foundation for a career in public finance.


Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) is a suite of accountancy awards from the ACCA for those wanting to start a career in accounting and finance.

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