Insolvency Education: new ICAEW certificate

The ICAEW have launched a new insolvency qualification. Their press release notes:
"The UK’s largest regulator of insolvency practitioners has launched a new learning programme – and it’s not just for accountants.

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency provides a broad understanding of corporate and personal insolvency principles and helps individuals develop the skills they need to apply them. It also serves as a solid basis and stepping stone for further study towards the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) examinations.

The certificate is ideal for anyone who wants a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner including lawyers, tax specialists and accountants. No prior knowledge or qualifications are required.

Offering the most flexible learning and assessment options for insolvency professionals in the UK, the certificate can be studied as a stand alone programme or as an additional module to complement the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business.

Assessments are computer-based and can be taken at times and locations to suit both candidates and employers.

Mark Protherough, ICAEW executive director for learning and professional development, commented:

“This certificate offers a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner, allowing individuals to function effectively in this area and preparing them for a more advanced qualification in insolvency.”

The certificate covers four key areas:-

  • Legal and regulatory framework for insolvency
  • Concepts and principles of insolvency
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Personal insolvency

Students can register for the programme now and classroom and distance learning packages will be available from our tuition partner, BPP Professional Education from April 2010.

Catherine Jones, Assistant Director of Corporate Finance at Deloitte LLP, added:

“As the largest UK regulator, the ICAEW understands the industry and so the syllabus has been designed to cover everything an aspiring insolvency professional will need to know.”

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