what does part qualified mean?

lauradlaurad Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 49
what constitutes a part qualified accountant? i often see jobs saying part qualified accountant (AAT, ACCA, CIMA) wanted etc etc...
at what point can you call yourself part qualified?


  • aatfreeaatfree Feels At Home Registered Posts: 86
    I think it is after you have taken and passed one exam.
  • lauradlaurad Feels At Home Registered Posts: 49
    one exam from which study route?
  • phunkyphantom22phunkyphantom22 Well-Known Registered Posts: 166
    As far as I am aware, you are a part qualified accountant when you have completed the intermediate level of CIMA, ACCA etc.

    It can be slightly open to intepretation, but that's certainly the most common assumption I have heard of it and every employer I have worked for has also used this assumption.
  • BaggybooksBaggybooks Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 522
    If I were interviewing applicants who were 'part-qualified', I would assume they were at least two-thirds of their way through their course.

    That would indicate a commitment to their career, any less and they may not finish.
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