Foundations in Professionalism

FIP service update - 25 May 2023

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What is Foundations in Professionalism?

Accountants who are professional and ethical make good accountants. It’s important for all students, irrespective of what qualification they are studying or their career aspirations, to understand what it means to work and act professionally and ethically in the workplace. 

That’s why all Foundations in Accountancy students are required to complete the Foundations in Professionalism module.

Online and interactive the module helps develop your understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically as a finance professional.  The module can be completed before or after the exam component of your qualification and only needs to be completed once - great news if you plan to study further Foundations in Accountancy qualifications.

There is no time limit, the module is flexible so you can complete it at your own pace. 

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What does Foundations in Professionalism cover?

The module is structured as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Professionalism
  3. Law and regulation
  4. Professional ethics
  5. Personal effectiveness at work
  6. Personal values
  7. Case Study
  8. Objective test

How is the Foundations in Professionalism module assessed?

As you go through the module there are a series of self-tests for you to complete, designed to reflect on what you have learnt. 

There is also an end of module test. Successful candidates will have their student record updated to recognise their achievement.  There is no limit to the number of time the test can be re-taken and if you are unsuccessful first time round you will be given feedback on what areas you need to improve before re-taking the test.