ICAS is to offer its CA Qualification outside the UK for the first time. ICAS will offer students in Luxembourg the CA course.
ICAS Chief Executive, Anton Colella said:
"We are breaking new ground by taking the CA qualification outside the UK and onto the continent.
We are responding to clear employer demand for our qualification, which is regarded by many as the 'gold standard' in accountancy training. CAs work successfully in a global business environment – so it made sense to offer business outside the UK the chance to train the leaders of the future through our CA programme."
John Li, Managing Partner, KPMG in Luxembourg said:
"We welcome this excellent initiative from ICAS... We have found that the CA is admirably equipped to satisfy these and other demands from our clients and KPMG are therefore delighted to be at the forefront of supporting this initiative."
Why doesn't the ICAEW opt for in house training, instead of farming it out to third parties?
The ICAEW could then offer its qualification globally, and earn money for doing so, without diluting the brand.