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                  What is The CGMA FLP

                  The CGMA FLP is part of an all-inclusive subscription package and is delivered online in a self-paced digital environment. It teaches the same competencies as other routes to the CIMA Professional Qualification, only that students do not take Objective Tests; they only sit for the case study exam. 

                   
                   

                  WHY CGMA FLP?

                  The CGMA FLP has everything you need to study the CGMA Professional Qualification: all your learning, assessment, and Case Study exam preparation takes place within the platform, and your subscription includes your CIMA registration and membership, exam entry, and a full Case Study Review Course.

                  You will work through three levels, with your knowledge put to the test via continuous assessment rather than sitting Objective tests. It means there are fewer exams on the CGMA FLP compared with other pathways.

                  At the end of each level, you will sit the same Case Study exam as all other CGMA candidates to test your mastery of business concepts and ability to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios.


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                  Get a walkthrough of the CGMA FLP LMS and study packages explained!


                  Entry Requirements

                  Anyone can join FLP. These are the 3 pathways into the CGMA FLP indicated below: 

                   

                  This is a bridging course with 3 competencies (2months duration) introduced for students listed below who do not qualify to start at Operational level:

                  1. Matric Holders

                  2. School Leavers

                  3. Work Experience (Regardless of years of experience in finance)

                  • The FLP Route doesn't consider work experience at Operational or Management Learning Entry. 

                  • Students with work experience but do not wish to start at Foundational learning can explore the Corporate Professional Pathway (CPP). This route will allow entry at Operational or Management level. Learn more here.

                  Operational Learning Level

                  • Bachelor's degree or above in business.


                  Management Learning Level

                  • Bachelor's degree or above in accounting or finance

                  Program entries points based on Professional Qualification:

                  Strategic Case Study

                  • U.S. CPA and AICPA regular member

                  Strategic Learning Level

                  • Member or passed finalist of an IFAC or other recognized body (Except SAIPA )

                  • CIMA Strategic Level Student (already under the traditional exam route)

                  Management Learning Level

                  • Part-qualified (Diploma level) from IFAC or other recognized body including SAIPA

                  • CIMA Management Level Student (already under the traditional exam route)

                  Operational Learning Level

                  • Certificates from IFAC or other recognized body

                  • CIMA Operational Level Student (already under the traditional exam route)

                  Students with relevant work experience (regardless of years of experience) but with or without a finance-related higher-education qualification can only start from Foundational Level. However, if you have finance-related work experience and wish  to start at Operational or Management, explore the Corporate Professional Pathway (CPP Route) here.


                  CGMA FLP Qualification Structure

                  Learn more about how the CGMA FLP is structured & the scope of work involved.

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                  Important Notes about the CGMA FLP 

                  • All level learning needs to be completed before sitting the Case Study Exam. Foundational Level excludes the Case Study Exam.

                  • Students have access to all competencies learning across, both above and below entry route.

                  • Scope of work on each level is not equal.

                  • End of Topics Assessments are graded at >=50% 

                  • Knowledge Checks are included in each Topic as a learning tool like Test Your Understanding in PQ Route. The knowledge checks are not graded. 

                  • Each Case Study needs to be passed before a student can attempt the next one.

                  • Students are entitled to 2 exam credits per Case Study at each level during subscription period.

                  Access Student Funding

                  2024 FLP Fees

                  2024 CGMA FEES

                  1-Year  2-Year 3-Year
                  Silver (FLP Access Subscription Only)
                  R53 990 R87 600 R131 400
                  Gold (Standard FLP Subscription)
                  R58 200 R96 000 R142 000
                  Platinum (Comprehensive+ FLP Subscription)
                  R64 990 R99 500 R147 200


                  FLP fees are based on an annual subscription. You can start at any level and take as many case study exams as you can within an active FLP Subscription. If you opt for the Gold or Platinum Package you get unlimited access to on-campus and online support classes at no extra costs within your active FLP Subscription. 

                  See below for detailed course packages and benefits.

                  Deadline For Upcoming Intakes:

                  • End of March Access  - 11 March

                  • End of April Access - 15 April

                  The CGMA FLP ACCESS (SILVER)


                  SILVER 1-Year
                  Subscription
                  R53 990    
                  Access to FLP Platform Only
                  NO CQ Lecturer Support

                  SILVER 2-Year 
                  Subscription
                  R87 600
                  Access to FLP Platform Only
                  NO CQ Lecturer Support

                  SILVER 3-Year 
                  Standard Subscription
                  R131 400
                  Access to FLP Platform Only
                  NO CQ Lecturer Support

                  The CGMA FLP ACCESS (With Tutor Support)

                  Fees Apply to any CGMA Level. You can take as many Case Study Exams within an active subscription. 
                  Get Books, Unlimited Online or In-Person Classes and Unlimited Tutor Support within an active subscription at no extra costs!!

                  FLP - GOLD

                  Standard  SUBSCRIPTION

                  1 Yr- R58 200
                  2 Yrs - R96 000
                  3 Yrs - R142 000
                  FLP Access with 2 exam credits per case study exam 
                  Unlimited On-campus/Online Case Study Support Classes
                  • Case Study Exam Preparation Support on level/s active on FLP
                  • Case Study Classes (4 Full Days) Available to attend On-campus, Online or access Pre-recorded Videos. Available to attend TEPP On-campus, TEPP Online or access Recorded Videos. Access class timetables here.
                    • Day 1 & 2 (Pre-seen Review): Detailed paragraph-by-paragraph + schedule/exhibit-by-schedule/exhibit focused on the application of all technical models/frameworks/concepts from your syllabus. Mapping of the key issues identified to the CIMA Competency Framework to develop insight into the range and scope of TRIGGER & TASKS likely to be resolved/encountered on exam day
                    • Day 3 & 4 (Exam Prep): Application of unseens key issues to possible Triggers/Tasks, to display the Technical/ Business/ People/ Leadership as required. During the revision phase, we will provide 3 Practice debrief of MOCKS/DRILLS designed to integrate and cover the 3 Pillars/Competencies. 
                  • Kaplan Familiarization Workbook for the specific pre-seen session with further analysis + mock practice directives

                  • 2 Case Study Mock Exams during the course with detailed e-solutions marked and feedback provided on CQ Personalised Case Study Marking Grid indicating performance on Technical, Business, People & Leadership Skills to help assess your exam readiness. 

                  • Post Mock exam (3hrs) with detailed e-solutions for self-assessment before final exam.

                  • Other Benefits:
                  • Instructor-Led Office Hours (Ask questions during an instructor’s set office hours) for Case Study Course
                  • Unlimited access to course resources and tutor support for any level you are studying FLP 
                  • Personalised support and competencies progress monitoring

                  FLP - PLATINUM

                  Comprehensive+  SUBSCRIPTION

                  1 Yr - R64 990
                  2 Yrs - R99 500
                  3 Yrs - R147 200
                  FLP Access with 2 exam credits per case study exam
                  Unlimited CQ Competencies On-campus /Online Classes  
                  Unlimited Case Study Support Classes +Kaplan e-Study Texts
                  • Competencies Completion Support on level/s active on FLP
                  • Comprehensive 10 Tuition Classes per competency (for all 3 competencies per level)  to help you grasp the knowledge required for case study classes. Available to attend TEPP On-campus, TEPP Online or access Chapter-by-Chapter Pre-recorded Videos. Access class timetables here.
                  • Kaplan e-Study Textbooks per competency (for all 3 competencies) with an option to upsell to hard copy books.    (excluding exam revision kits)
                  • Summarized e-Student notes per competency.
                  • Access to assessments & question banks with 300+ OT questions to test your understanding after completing each competency. 

                  • Case Study Exam Preparation Support on level/s active on FLP
                    • Case Study Classes (4 Full Days) Available to attend On-campus, Online or access Pre-recorded Videos
                      • Day 1 & 2 (Pre-seen Review): Detailed paragraph-by-paragraph + schedule/exhibit-by-schedule/exhibit focused on the application of all technical models/frameworks/concepts from your syllabus. Mapping of the key issues identified to the CIMA Competency Framework to develop insight into the range and scope of TRIGGER & TASKS likely to be resolved/encountered on exam day
                      • Day 3 & 4 (Exam Prep): Application of unseens key issues to possible Triggers/Tasks, to display the Technical/ Business/ People/ Leadership as required. During the revision phase, we will provide 3 Practice debrief of MOCKS/DRILLS designed to integrate and cover the 3 Pillars/Competencies. 
                  • Kaplan Familiarization Workbook for the specific pre-seen session with further analysis + mock practice directives

                  • 2 Mock Exams during the course with detailed e-solutions marked and feedback provided on CQ Personalised Case Study Marking Grid indicating performance on Technical, Business, People & Leadership Skills to help assess your exam readiness. 

                  • Post Mock exam (3hrs) with detailed e-solutions for self-assessment before final exam.

                  • Other Benefits:   
                  • Instructor-Led Office Hours (Ask questions during an instructor’s set office hours) for Competencies and Case Study Course
                  • Unlimited access to course resources and tutor support for any level you are studying FLP 
                  • Personalised support and competencies progress monitoring

                  Regardless of length, each subscription includes:

                  1. CIMA Registration fee

                  2. CIMA Student fees (including re-registration fees if your account had lapsed)

                  3. Case study exam fee (2 credits)

                  4. Case Study Review Online Study Resources accessible on The CGMA FLP Platform

                    1. All learning materials 

                    2. All assessment materials  

                    3. Interactive exercises 

                    4. Business simulation assignments

                    5. Access to tutor videos about how to approach your case study exam 

                    6. Video analysis of the pre-seen materials for your case study window 

                    7. Graded case study mock exams with personalised feedback 



                  The flexibility of The CGMA FLP

                  The subscription does not prevent or restrict progression, with an active subscription to the CGMA FLP you can progress as far as you are able for the duration of your subscription. 

                  For example, if you have time to complete the learning and exam prep for one level and pass the case study exam, you can then continue to the next level learning and possibly even finish the exam prep and case study for that level!


                  How to register for The CGMA FLP via CQ

                  New Students

                  Never Registered with CIMA

                  Check your FLP Entry Level on the CIMA Website

                  Visit the CIMA Website here to check your entry level using the CIMA Official Exemptions Calculator and apply through us.

                  DO NOT  create/register a profile on AICPA-CIMA website. CharterQuest will process your registration accordingly once your application is approved. Do not add work experience when checking for FLP exemptions.

                  Submit your FLP Application to CharterQuest

                  Submit your application here (via email to [email protected]) to join the CGMA FLP. Ensure you state & attach a screenshot of your entry-level obtained on the above step.

                  Pay for your subscription (Choose a package above)

                  Choose a package from the options above and pay your subscription. Flexible payment option: pay a 60% deposit and balance over 4 months (interest-free).

                  Receive your CGMA FLP Voucher

                  The CQ team will provide your CGMA FLP Access based on the monthly access window provided by CIMA and further guidance on how to register on the FLP Platform and get further support to access course resources. If there are any changes, the CQ Team will guide you on how to access your FLP account. 

                  Transfer Students

                  Students from the CIMA traditional exam route

                  Submit your FLP Transfer to CharterQuest

                  Submit your request to transfer from the traditional route to FLP to the CQ team. Students transferring from the traditional route to FLP retain the progress made via the traditional route. Email your myCIMA ID, the email addresses associated with myCIMA & screenshot of your exam progression report which you can access in myCIMA to [email protected]. We will revert in 2-3 working days or sooner!

                  Once approved, Pay for your subscription

                  Choose a package from the options above and pay your subscription. Flexible payment option: pay a 60% deposit and balance over 4 months (interest-free). Please note that your old CIMA contact ID will be closed first before a new Association contact ID is issued during this transition. 

                  Received your CGMA FLP Access

                  The CQ team will provide your CGMA FLP Access based on the monthly access window provided by CIMA and further guidance on how to register on the FLP Platform and get further support to access course resources. If there are any changes, the CQ Team will guide you on how to access your FLP account. 

                  IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR THE CGMA FLP:

                  1. You will NOT automatically get a credit for scheduled exams when you transfer to the CGMA FLP. You must cancel your scheduled exams with Pearson VUE, and you will receive a refund to the card you used to pay for the exam. You are required to follow the CIMA reschedule policy.

                  2. Active OR inactive (lapsed students) CAN register for the CGMA FLP. The all-inclusive subscription package includes CIMA student subscription fees. Lapsed CIMA students are welcome to transition to the CGMA FLP. There is no re-registration fee, as all fees are covered in the bundled CGMA FLP subscription fee. 

                  3. Students from other CIMA routes (e.g., CSEP) are eligible for the CGMA FLP, but will have to be addressed on a case-by-case basis as there is no standard process for transitions from other programmes. Contact us for support.

                  4. Any person who is restricted from being a CIMA student for disciplinary or other reasons is INELIGIBLE for the CGMA FLP.

                  5. Learners transitioning from the traditional exam route will maintain ALL progress their made with CIMA. Learners will receive credit for the corresponding competency area learning and assessment. This means they will not be required to re-take the learning or assessment in competency areas where they have already proven their proficiency via Objective Tests.


                  FAQs

                  Yes! You can apply for student loans/funding through Capitec Education Finance and Standard Bank. Please learn more about the available funding options here: https://www.charterquest.co.za/funding  

                  Yes! You are required to pay a deposit of 60% and pay the balance over 4 months. Once you pay the deposit you get access to the FLP Platform.

                  Yes - We support you as you progress within the FLP under an active subscription regardless of the levels.

                  No - You simply submit your education documents to us and we will guide you further on how to create your CGMA FLP learning account when you receive a voucher.

                  You get 2 exam credits per level regardless of the length of duration of your subscription. 

                  Even though SAIPA is an IFAC qualification, it doesnt allow you to start at Strategic level. You start FLP from the Management Learning Level.

                  You start FLP from the Operational Learning Level, unlike the traditional route where you start at Management Case Study Exam. Any qualification in business allows you to start at Operational Learning Level and Finance/Accounting Qualification allows you to start at Management Learning level.

                  You will maintain all progress you have made as a CIMA Student, as outlined here:

                  • If objectives tests have been passed, you will receive credit for the corresponding competency area learning and assessment. This means you will not be required to re-take the learning or assessment in competency areas where you have already proven your proficiency via Objective Test.

                  • If case study exams have been passed, you will receive credit for them in the CGMA FLP and will not be required to re-take them.

                  • No credit is given for learning taken with other providers, as it did not include the necessary assessment that is embedded in the CGMA FLP.

                  No - You are required to clear all CertBA exams and gain the CertBA Certification for you to be able to register for the CGMA FLP.

                  No - You are required to clear all CertBA exams and gain the CertBA Certification for you to be able to register for the CGMA FLP if you need exemptions. Should you not clear any CertBA you will be required to start CGMA from the Foundational Level and complete all 3 Competencies under the Foundational level.

                  There are no exemptions granted at the FLP Foundations Level!

                  Yes - you need to complete and pass all your competencies at least 2 weeks before the Case Study Exam Booking window.

                  You can book the case study exam anytime but if you do not complete your competencies before the exam deadline booking window, your exam will auto-cancel because you would have not completed all competencies. Ensure you complete your competencies at least 2 weeks before the case study exam deadline. Access the CIMA Exam Timetable here.

                  Yes - you take the same case study exams as the traditional route under the 4 exam sittings. Booking deadlines are also same.

                  Yes - you get awards just like the traditional route. 

                  No - you can cancel booked OT exams and get a refund to your payment method before you transfer to CGMA FLP.

                  Yes, you can join FLP with a part qualification of a Professional Qualification under IFAC.

                  No - under FLP IFAC Professional Body Members start at Strategic Learning Level, they need to complete the 3 Competencies before the Strategic Case Study. SAICA members can take the Strategic Case Study Exam Only if they join via the CIMA-to-SAICA Pathway Membership taken via the CIMA South Africa Office. 

                  Yes - The programme is entirely self-directed, so you can complete it at whatever pace you prefer. If you have ample time to dedicate to completing the learning and prepping for exams, it’s possible to complete multiple levels in a year. Typically, a learning level takes around 100–150 hours to complete and case study preparation takes an additional 50–75 hours.

                  No - You need to cancel the exam or take the exam then switch to CGMA FLP.