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CIMA Certificate – Distance Learning

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What's included in the course?


Study method Distance Learning
Exam level Certificate in Business Accounting
CIMA - Chartered Institute of management Accountants
How do I learn?


Flexible start times

Distance Learning does not include tutor-led tuition. Instead study anytime, anywhere, setting your own pace and schedule with the official CIMA study materials and CIMA approved eLearning content.

CIMA approved eLearning

eLearning contains over 120 hours of CIMA approved content from available for 12 months from your enrolment date. (Access can be extended for £35.)


Knowledge checks

As you go along knowledge checks help assess your understanding of a topic before you move onto the next one.

Test builder

Allows you to build your own tests with a range of exam style questions.

Track your progress

Shows you how many topics and modules you've completed and what you still need to do.

Monitor your performance

You can use tests to benchmark your progress against your fellow students.

Exam preparation

Mock exams with personal feedback

Practice your exam technique with 2 mock exams. Correct answers can be viewed online so you can see where you went wrong.

Book your exam

We're an approved Pearson VUE exam centre so you can book an exam when you're ready.

Study resources

Online resources

New and improved MyKaplan

Your online learning environment where you access all of your online content is now much easier to use. You can easily get updates and news relevant to your course, and track your performance against your fellow students to see how you are getting on.

Online study resources

These can be found on the new and improved MyKaplan where you can find content and resources, including digital copies of the printed study materials.

Printed resources

Your choice

Choose between online only versions or online and printed study materials for an extra £20.

Study text

Textbook covering the full subject syllabus with worked examples and activities.

Exam kit

The kit gives you plenty of exam style questions and answers to test your knowledge and practice.

Revision cards

A set of approximately 50 full colour A6 illustrated cards, covering the examinable topics aimed at improving course information recall.


Support opening hours

Available from 8am to 9pm (UK time) Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5:30pm (UK time) on Fridays, and 9am to 1pm (UK time) on weekends, so you can get expert help when you need it most.

Tutor support

Our team of expert support tutors are available 7 days a week to answer your questions and give feedback on your work. Contact them via email or phone. Live chat and request a callback for UK-based students will be available from March.

Online community

Keep in touch with your fellow students and tutors through the online community discussion boards.

Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exams, tutor support can be extended on request to help you get back on track. Access to your eLearning content can be extended for £50. You can also pay £49 to access a further 2 mock exams and 180 'Test yourself' questions. (Terms and conditions apply.)

Payment and funding

Pay online

Buy online in full before you start

The quickest and simplest way to pay for your course is to enrol online and pay in full before the course starts. It could be you or your employer who pays for the course. You can pay online with a credit or debit card or via PayPal. Any special offers or discounts will be applied at checkout.

Invoice your employer

If your employer is paying for your course, you can choose to invoice them at the checkout.

Course prices

From £279 per subject. Prices do not include exam or CIMA registration fees.

Interest-free payment plan

Make paying for your course easier by spreading the cost

Spread the cost of your course over monthly payments for the duration of your studies, up to a maximum of 12 months with no interest or fees. Any discounts or special offers still apply plus you can also include the cost of your computer based exam in the payment plan. If this option interests you, view further details and find out if you are eligible.

Distance Learning courses