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The syllabus and study guide is designed to help with planning study and to provide detailed information on what could be assessed in any examination session.

Should you wish to practise as a registered auditor within the UK and/or Ireland (obtain the audit qualification/audit practising certificate), you must attempt the P2 UK/Irish and P7 UK/Irish papers.  This has been a requirement since  June 2011.  This ruling was not retrospective, so any International papers you passed before this date are unaffected by this ruling.

All UK and Irish professional accountancy bodies are governed by the requirements of the Statutory Audit Directive (SAD). In order to comply with the requirements of SAD – and to practise as an auditor – certain elements of UK/Irish legislation and regulation should be examined.

Papers P2 (UK/IRL) and P7 (UK/IRL) fully meet regulatory and business environment requirements for those wishing to obtain the UK/Irish audit qualification and hence practise as a registered auditor in the UK/Ireland.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2015