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ICAS project - how many submissions?

sonya11sonya11 Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 27

How many submissions did people take to complete this? My first draft came back with lots of NYC but my 2nd has only 2 minor changes to be made and the marker has sent me the exit interview questionnaire to complete so am pretty sure I will be marked as competant on my 3rd submission.

What's the average? How did everyone else do?

Just curious.:confused1:


  • Clintm15Clintm15 Well-Known FarehamRegistered Posts: 247
    Mine was 1st submission.
    Level 2 - 2011
    Level 3 - 2012
    Level 4 - 2013

    F4 - Corporate Law - Dec 2015 (passed)
    F5 - Performance Management - Dec 2014 (passed)
    F6 - Taxation - Dec 2013 (passed)
    F7 - Financial Reporting - Jun 2014 (passed)
    F8 - Audit & Assurance - Dec 2015 (passed)
    F9 - Financial Management - Jun 2015 (passed)
  • SamiHSamiH Well-Known Registered Posts: 179
    Mine's gone back for its 2nd submission because I forgot to add external stakeholders, and I had a grammar error. Just waiting for it to be marked.
  • BongoBongo Feels At Home HorleyRegistered Posts: 25
    2nd submission for me.

    My tutor at Kaplan said that around 20% are approved at 1st submission.
  • Jo ClarkJo Clark Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,525
    2nd submission for me too.

    My tutor said majority of students will need at least two submissions.
    ~ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest ~
    Benjamin Franklin
  • sonya11sonya11 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 27
    I feel a little annoyed that the 2 minor changes I have to make for my third submission should have been in the feedback from my first submission as the things missing were missing in my first.

    Oh well, 3rd time lucky!

    Just business tax in 2 weeks then all done!!
  • Malcolm GreenMalcolm Green Well-Known Registered, Working Together with HMRC Posts: 105
    The average number of submissions is between 2 and 3 which is what you would expect.

    This will depend also on any previous experience of report writing and how each training provider operates their submission and feedback process.

    Common problem areas encountered in feedback for being NYC include:

    - Report not laid out correctly and numbered
    - CBA not realistic and lack of monetary values (£)
    - Fraud not fully covered or graded
    - Mapping document not fully completed

    All very easy to fix once you have been told about them and after all are really some of the main areas of coverage to be assessed in the ICAS project.

    The key points being does it look the part of a professionally prepared report and can the recommendations be realistically validated.

    That just leaves the most important and potentially hardest part of completing the project, mapping all your findings across all the assessment criteria to the satisfaction of your tutor.

    To help you achieve this the AAT have produced a very useful assessment guide, copy attached.

    Attachment not found.
  • SamiHSamiH Well-Known Registered Posts: 179
    Cheers Malcolm, but it's coming up with an invalid attachment error
  • Malcolm GreenMalcolm Green Well-Known Registered, Working Together with HMRC Posts: 105
    Hope this link works
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