Flying Start degree programmes

 

 

If you want to go to university, and know you want to ultimately become a Chartered Accountant, then our PwC-endorsed degree offers the best of both worlds.

What it is

The Flying Start degree is an exciting and challenging four-year programme that will give you the benefit of going to university, getting paid work experience and fast tracking your career. This programme has been developed in partnership with PwC, the UK’s leading professional services organisation, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Together, with our partnership universities we offer an exceptional blend of academic excellence, professional accreditation and real-world practical experience – all of which will help you towards a full-time graduate job offer from PwC.

What you’ll get

You’ll get a traditional university experience as a full-time student for four years, making new friends, having new experiences and generally enjoying university life. But you’ll also benefit from paid work experience and training with PwC. We audit more of the FTSE 100 than any of our direct competitors, and believe we’re one of the best places to start a career as a trainee accountant.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn technical and theoretical accounting and business skills from lecturers who are experts in their field and experienced accountants. You‘ll study modules that give you exemptions from 12 out of the 15 ICAEW examinations, making this one of the fastest routes available to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Built into the programme, are paid work placements in PwC’s Assurance practice, so you get to apply the technical theory you’ve learned in the workplace.

Where you could go

Throughout your paid work placements with PwC, you’ll put the theory you’ve been learning in the classroom into practice in the office. If you impress while you’re there, and graduate with a 2:1 degree, PwC could offer you a permanent job. And after you pass just three more ICAEW examinations, you could be a fully qualified Chartered Accountant within 13 months of graduating. In fact, wherever you take your career, your qualification will give you a serious competitive edge.

You can apply through UCAS at the following Universities:

Henley Business School at the University of Reading

Combine work with study at the scenic campus of Henley Business School at the University of Reading whilst you fast track your career.  As you progress through this four year BA (Hons) Accounting & Business (UCAS code NN41) degree programme you’ll be taught by award-winning, engaging lecturers who are passionate about their subject. Their wealth of professional experience and innovative teaching methods will inspire you, enhance your learning experience and bring the subjects of accountancy and business to life.

What you’ll need

You’ll need at least AAB grades from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies), an A in GCSE maths and a B or above in GCSE English. It doesn’t matter which subjects you’ve studied at A-level, we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

For further information, visit these websites:
www.henley.reading.ac.uk/pwc

www.icaew.co.uk/students

PwC & Henley brochure: Click here to download

Newcastle University

With a decade of success in developing a unique programme, the four-year BA (Honours) Business Accounting and Finance degree (UCAS Code NN14) at Newcastle University was the first of it’s kind. Developed in partnership with Newcastle University Business School and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), it combines the study of business, accounting and finance with paid work placements at PwC. The mix of theory and practice, living in the lively city of Newcastle and being part of the strong course community, mean you’ll join us well equipped for the word of work and will have a great time along the way.  

What you’ll need

You’ll need at least AAB grades from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies), an A in GCSE maths and a B or above in GCSE English. It doesn’t matter which subjects you’ve studied at A-level, we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

For further information, visit these websites:
www.ncl.ac.uk/flyingstart
www.icaew.co.uk/students

PwC & Newcastle Brochure: Click here to download

Nottingham University Business School

Our latest University partnership is with Nottingham University Business School and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Like our other Flying Start degree programmes, it’s aimed at ambitious students who want to study accountancy, and are looking to fast track their way into a career in business. As well as enjoying a traditional university experience, you’ll gain a BA honours in Accounting and Business from one of the UK’s top five business schools for graduate career prospects. Henley Business School is also in the top 1% of business schools globally.

You’ll start your degree in autumn 2014 at Nottingham University Business School. You’ll be able to apply via UCAS (code N410) from summer 2013.

What you’ll need

You’ll need at least AAB grades from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies), plus a grade B in GCSE maths and a grade C or above in two further GCSEs. It doesn’t matter which subjects you’ve studied at A-level, we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

For further information, visit these websites:

www.nottingham.ac.uk/FlyingStart

www.icaew.co.uk/students

PwC & Nottingham University Business School brochure: Click here to download