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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

This is an excellent course provided by the college and employers are asking potential or existing employees to gain this qualification.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    12 Months

  • Awarding Body


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There are three different levels of CIMA:

  • Operational Level
  • Managerial Level
  • Strategic Level

Each level consists of the Objective Based Tests and a Case Study, you must have sat all three Objective Based Tests before the Case Study.

The results of your Objective Based Tests will be known on the same day that you sit the assessment, the Case Study results are released 6 weeks after your assessment.

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this programme is remote via MS Teams.

At the end of each unit, you will complete an externally set exam at one of Pearson’s test centres or through remote invigilation.

There are entry requirements, depending on the level you are wishing to study. You must have completed AAT level 4 as a minimum.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Operational Level £1755.00

Managerial Level £1755.00

Strategic Level £1755.00

Please Note Course Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

The course fees cover your tuition only. You will need to register with CIMA directly, pay for any exemptions and also fund your own exam fees.

Alternatively you could ask your employer to fund the course or study via the apprenticeship route.

Please contact mary.mccormack@don.ac.uk for further information.

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may wish to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details