ICAEW AA
Audit & Assurance


This Professional Level course will develop students’ understanding of the critical aspects of managing an assurance engagement (including audit engagements): acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting.

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • understand and advise on the regulatory, professional and ethical issues relevant to those carrying out an assurance engagement;
  • understand the processes involved in accepting and managing assurance engagements;
  • understand how quality assurance processes mitigate risks;
  • plan assurance engagements in accordance with the terms of the engagements and appropriate standards; and
  • conclude and report on assurance engagements in accordance with the terms of the engagements and appropriate standards.

Method of assessment

The Audit and Assurance module will be examined as a computer-based exam. The exam will is 2.5 hours long and will test each of the four syllabus areas in accordance with the weightings set out in the specification grid. The exam consists of six short-form questions and three longer questions.

Please note students are allowed a permitted text being the Auditing standards.

Course Information

Each ICAEW Advanced classroom course will comprise a teaching phase, followed by a revision phase culminating in a timed final mock exam that is marked with detailed individual feedback.

All course materials will be provided, including ICAEW mandatory materials and Vale FT course notes.

Classroom Course
  • Teaching : 4 days
  • Revision & Mocks : 3 days
  • Final Mock: invigilated & marked with feedback
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