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MESSAGE FROM THE CIMA COURSE DIRECTOR
Welcome and thank you for your interest in studying CIMA at LIT.
Here at LIT we offer a variety of study methods including weekend, revision, part-time and evening classes. This enables us to meet the needs of our students who we recognise run busy lives. In keeping true to our mission, we strive to build bridges between peoples’ dreams of progress within their careers and their responsibilities to family life and existing work obligations.
Recognising the significance of professional skills and their benefits, LIT has developed facilities to provide recognized professional courses such as ACCA, CAT, IMIS and CIMA. As a recognised Teaching and Examination Centre for these courses, LIT offers students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications, enabling them to be successful in the job market.
Two key elements in providing professional knowledge and skills are the availability of competent faculty and IT facilities. Both these elements are present with excellence in LIT structure. LIT boasts a high calibre faculty with knowledge and experience gained at distinguished educational institutions. IT facilities are up-to-date and readily available. If necessary, students are coached and advised on selection of courses and subjects. Assistance is given to students to successfully read in their chosen area of study.
With our support and your efforts, I hope you will thoroughly enjoy your stay here at LIT, and become successful in becoming a proficient Management Accountant with a CIMA qualification
The CIMA Qualification
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is one of the world’s leading professional management institutes. LIT is a listed tuition provider on the CIMA learning scheme.
CIMA is a widely respected and recognised professional qualification sought out by many employers across the business world. Students develop a diverse range of skills within accounting, decision making, analysis, business strategy and management. It is the ideal qualification for those wishing to advance their career prospects into a variety of roles in financial and business management. Relevant professional fields include: commerce, financial services, public sector or management consultancy.
Once you have become qualified, you automatically become a member of CIMA. This gives you the privilege to act as Management Accountant for entities, whether in manufacturing, commercial / service organisations or in the public or private sector of the economy.
All students are required To register directly with CIMA as a student. Enrolment at LIT does not register you with CIMA.
- Register for specific exams with CIMA. Once you are registered with CIMA they will send you a form for this purpose.
- Register with LIT as student.
Note: Students must check with CIMA for deadlines relating to registration for courses, exams and exemptions.
Main Entry Routes
CIMA now operates a flexible entry policy which means that there are no minimum entry requirements but you will need a good standard of maths and be competent in english language.
please refer our CIMA brochure for details information or contact office.
There is a possibility for exemption for some qualifications enabling you to enter at a more advanced stage of the course. LIT can offer advice on the issue of exemptions. However, it must be noted that this is matter dealt with by the official CIMA body. Those seeking exemptions will have to make exemption applications to CIMA for their approval. Please visit CIMA for further details at www.cimaglobal.com.
Suggested Exemption Application Dates:
- March – for May exams
- September – for November exam
Please note that this is just a suggested guideline and all applicants wishing to obtain exemptions should check the final exemption deadlines directly with CIMA.
CIMA Exam DatesCIMA examinations are held twice a year:
Please note that the foundation level subjects can now be taken by computer based assessmentat any time during the year.
Term and Examination
CIMA Exam dates:
- Examinations take place in either May and November
|Course Duration||Examination period|
|January to May||May Examination|
|July to November||November Examination|
Types of Courses Available
CIMA Exam dates:
- Examinations take place in either May and November
|Type of Course||Time slots|
|Full-time|| 09:30am – 12:30pm
13:30pm – 16:30pm
|Evening Courses||17:30pm – 20:30pm|
|Weekend: Sat/Sun|| 09:30am – 12:30pm
13:30pm – 16:30pm
- The examination structure offers students the flexibility to study various combinations of subjects at their own pace. However, progression rules do apply at each level of study.
- Certificate level:
All papers under the certificate level must be completed as a pre-requisite entry requirement to the subsequent levels. These papers are 5 in total and are tested by computer based assessment. The certificate level subject can be taken by Computer Based Assessment at any time during the year.
LIT is a registered CBA centre enabling students to sit exams with us at there own pace.
- Managerial Level and Strategic Level:
All papers under these two levels are three hours.
All Managerial Level papers must be completed before a student can progress onto the strategic level papers. It is entirely up to the student the order and number of papers he/she sits at the managerial level.
At the strategic level all papers must be taken at the first sitting. However, resits can be taken in any order and combination.
Computer based assessments (CBA):
LIT is a qualified CBA centre. CIMA offers all certificate level papers C1-C5 via CBA. You may contact the Institute for further details or simply to arrange an examination date. Certificate level papers can be taken at any time throughout the year.
The Standard fee by CIMA is currently £60 per paper. We require students book their CBA exam date at least 4 working days in advance. You will need to be registered directly with CIMA before you can sit a CBA exam.
The New 2005 Syllabus structure comprises three levels, each level is self contained in the sense that an award is obtained when the student completes a level. The three pillars are called Business Management Pillar, Management Accounting Pillar and Financial Management Pillar. (see CIMA awards end of this page).
At each level students study subjects from each of the three learning pillars (see above diagram).
- Certificate Level:
Comprises 5 papers and upon its completion the student is awarded a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.
- Managerial Level:
Comprises 6 papers and upon its completion the student is awarded a CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
- Strategic Level:
Comprises 3 papers plus Top CIMA.
- Member of CIMA:
Successful completion of managerial level , strategic level and after a period of relevant work experience the student is invited to become a Member of CIMA.
Getting qualified is easy given the flexibility of the CIMA structure. At LIT we do the hard work so that you can study at your own pace and structure your exams around your own schedule commitments. Students can choose from full-time study, part-time study or evening and weekend classes.
- Full-time Students:
CIMA recommends between 2-4 papers at any one examination sitting. Generally this means Certificate levels will require a minimum of two sittings taking 1 year to complete. The remaining levels can be completed within 6 months each at a minimum.
- Part-time/ evening and weekend Students:
CIMA recommends between 2-4 papers at any one examination sitting. Students of the above category are provided with the greatest flexibility and can complete the course in their own time.
|Fees per annum||£4,050|
The annual fee covers eight subjects, i.e. four subjects per term. However, students are advised to attempts between two and four papers at any one exam sitting, although it is possible to sit six.
Note: £250 per subject whether the candidate chooses to undertake the study on a full-time, evening or weekend basis.
The fees include the revision courses and lecture notes. Examination Texts, Kits and Notes are however, not included in the packages and the candidate is required to make their own arrangements to acquire these items.
How do I get in touch with CIMA?
- The average class size, ranges from an informal 20 students to a full 65 students however, the standard class size will normally be thirty students.
- LIT has three good size computer labs and a library with the latest books, journals and magazines.
- Audio / Visual and other teaching aids.
- A canteen / recreational room.
- A Personal Tutor; whom a student can see personally, telephone, e-mail or fax for support and advice.
- A Student’s Newsletter.
- Guest Lecturers from British and Overseas Universities.
- Bi-annual Questionnaires.
- Extremely friendly administration staff.
- A career’s officer (who advises and provides support on career matters).
- School trips around the UK and Europe.
The lecturers here are all dedicated, and committed to enable students to be successful in their specialist area of study. All lecturers, along with giving their three-hour lectures, will also give handouts so you can understand each and every topic thoroughly. At LIT, we are wholly committed to quality.
Here are just some of the lecturers who will be lecturing you on the CIMA Programme:
- Dr. Hamida Kazi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, MA.
- Ms. K. Danisha, MSc (lon).
- Mr. Nadeem Akhtar
- Mr. M. Ramanathan
For further information http://www.cimaglobal.com/Study-with-us/