WELCOME TO ENDUNAMOO PROFESSIONAL COURSE

The APC Professional Programme, our SAICA accredited professional programme, is an innovative programme designed for first time, repeat APC candidates and CIMA2CA professionals. The programme’s success is underpinned by a strong focus on the development of business acumen, business writing, critical thinking and ethical leadership. These skills are developed through various practical and professional methods which include discussion sessions, business acumen webinars, individual and group assessments, and case study assessments.

The APC Professional Programme has four phases, namely Foundation Phase, Development Phase, Demonstration Phase and Assessment Phase. Candidates have an option to register and enrol into one of the three professional courses, namely APC Comprehensive Course, APC Professional Course and APC Repeaters Course, that all culminate in the award of an EPC Certificate to candidates that have demonstrated professional competence at the end of the programme.

BENEFITS OF THE APC PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME

  • You get to experience a highly professional and personalised programme and work with a team that always has your best interest at heart
  • You get to partner with an empathetic, passionate and knowledgeable mentor who will support you emotionally and professionally throughout your APC journey with us
  • You get to receive comprehensive and personalised developmental feedback on your case study assessments throughout the programme
  • You get to receive comprehensive support through unlimited consultations and caretaking team
  • You get to benefit from innovative and impactful business acumen webinars delivered by industry experts, majority of them who are CAs(SA)
  • You get to develop professional competencies (such as critical thinking, ethical leadership and effective communication skills) which are critical for success in the APC assessment and your professional career

CIMA professionals who are looking to take advantage of the SAICA-CIMA Pathway Agreement are encouraged to register for the CIMA2CA Preparatory Course prior to joining an APC Professional Programme. Please see menu for CIMA2CA for more details regarding this offering.

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Email: admin@endunamoo.co.za
WhatsApp / Cell: 084 282 3299
Office Hours: 09h00 – 17h00 (Mon – Fri)

The APC Professional Programme is structured in four phases as follows:

Outline Description

FOUNDATION PHASE

(January 2024 – February 2024)

Candidates joining the APC Comprehensive Course start their journey here

Building from your success in the ITC or completion of the CIMA2CA Preparatory Course, this phase focuses on developing technical proficiency that would have been developed in the academic programme (CTA) and demonstrated in the ITC assessment within the context of the APC. In the APC, technical proficiency is a foundational skill upon which the professional programme builds pervasive and professional skills on.

The objective of the Foundation Phase is to upskill you technically to ensure that you can demonstrate this skill in case-based assessments later in the programme and to enable ease in the development of pervasive and professional competencies (e.g., ethical leadership, critical skill, business acumen, decision making, business writing and professional attitudes and values) later in the programme.

DEVELOPMENT PHASE

(March 2024 – April 2024)

Candidates joining the APC Professional & APC Repeaters courses start their journey here

The purpose of the Development Phase of the programme is to understand and develop the pervasive and professional competencies outlined in the competency framework to enable you to demonstrate these competencies in tackling a multi-disciplinary case study during the next phase, the Demonstration Phase of the professional programme. There are sessions scheduled for the development of business acumen, critical thinking, ethical leadership and incorporating technical competence in the APC.

DEMONSTRATION PHASE

(May 2024 – June 2024)

The purpose of the Demonstration Phase of the programme is to learn how to demonstrate the professional competencies developed in the previous phase using a multi-disciplinary case study in the form of a previous SAICA APC case study. In addition, there are sessions scheduled for the development of effective communication skills and to build your relational acumen (coaching support, working as effective team and mentorship).

ASSESSMENT PHASE

(July 2024 – November 2024)

Candidates that have deferred their studies exit the programme at the start of this phase. Candidates in the EPC Case Study Package start their journey here.

The Assessment Phase, the last phase in the professional programme, focuses on assessing candidates’ professional competence through case study assessments. The professional programme has three case study assessments: 1) baseline assessment, 2) final case study and 3) a supplementary assessment, and you are required to demonstrate competence in the final case study assessment and at least borderline competence in the baseline case study assessment prior to being eligible for the award of the EPC certificate. The facilitation of our case study assessments is aligned to the actual APC structure to help you gear to the actual APC.

Significant support is provided throughout the phase using reflection packs, feedback session, significant personalised feedback and consultations.

An overview of the professional courses that constitute the APC Professional Programme is provided below:

Candidate profile APC Phases Start date
APC Comprehensive Course This course is a foundation course designed for candidates that were not successful in a professional programme or wish to commence their professional development journey earlier (including CIMA professionals) Foundation phase to Assessment phase January 2024
APC Professional Course This course is designed for candidates that will be sitting for a professional programme and APC for the first time (including CIMA professionals) Development phase to Assessment phase April 2024
APC Repeaters Course This course is designed for candidates that recently sat for APC and were unsuccessful Development phase to Assessment phase April 2024

CIMA professionals who are looking to take advantage of the SAICA-CIMA Pathway Agreement are encouraged to register for the CIMA2CA Preparatory Course prior to joining an APC Professional Programme. Please see menu for CIMA2CA for more details regarding this offering.

A detailed timetable for APC Professional Programme 2024 can be accessed via this link. However, to access the links to the live classes or recorded sessions you would need to have registered a profile on student portal, enrolled into the APC Professional Programme and have your profile activated.

TRADITIONAL CA(SA) ROUTE

To be eligible for the award of the EPC Certificate, candidates need to at least have completed at least 20 months of their training contract by the first day on which the SAICA APC assessment is written and should have successfully completed ITC. Furthermore, candidates need to demonstrate competence in at least two of our case study assessments.

Our APC Professional Programme is extremely demanding and as a result, we have set an additional requirement that candidates need to have successfully completed ITC by 31 March 2024 to enrol or remain enrolled into the professional programme. Consequently, candidates that are expecting to sit for the ITC assessment in June 2024 will not be eligible to register and qualify for an EPC Certificate in the 2024 academic year.

CIMA PATHWAY AGREEMENT ROUTE

CIMA professionals who are looking to take advantage of the SAICA-CIMA Pathway Agreement are encouraged to register for the CIMA2CA Preparatory Course prior to joining an APC Professional Programme. Please see menu for CIMA2CA for more details regarding this offering. Once completed or if it is not necessary to complete the CIMA2CA Preparatory Course, please see below for details on joining our APC Professional Programme.

To be eligible to register for the EPC APC Professional Programme, candidates need to be in possession of A SAICA Letter confirming that they qualify to register into the APC Professional Programme. In order to obtain the SAICA Letter, prospective candidates must provide SAICA with:

  • Letter of Good Standing from CIMA indicating that s/he gained registration with CIMA by completing the education, examination and practical experience requirements as prescribed by CIMA; AND
  • Proof that s/he is a graduate i.e. (i) a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree which is registered on Level 7 of the NQF, takes a minimum of 3 years to complete and comprises at least 360 credits or (ii) a holder of a foreign academic qualification which is assessed by SAQA as equivalent to a South African Bachelor’s degree which is registered on Level 7 of the NQF, takes a minimum of 3 years to complete and comprises at least 360 credits.

To be eligible for the award of the EPC Certificate, candidates need to demonstrate competence in at least two of our case study assessments at the end of the APC Professional Programme.

IMPORTANT NOTE

EPC has a right to revoke the registration of a candidate or the award of the EPC Certificate of a candidate that misrepresented their qualifications, their meeting of stipulated requirements or fail to provide documentary evidence of the above. In the instance of revoking the registration, candidates will be deemed to have deregistered from the APC Professional Programme and general rules with regards to deregistrations will be applicable.

FACILITATION OF APC PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME CONTACT SESSIONS

As from the 2024 academic year, the APC Professional Programme will be delivered on a blended learning basis – with sessions facilitated via online as well as face to face basis.

With regards to our case study assessments, all our case study assessments are facilitated on a venue basis, at venues based in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We apply certain criteria prior to facilitating the venue-based assessments as well as in selecting the venues. We urge every candidate to clarify the criteria used prior to registration by studying the FAQs in detail to avoid disappointment. Please see the ‘Help’ section for further details.

APC PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME OPEN DAY

We will host various open day sessions for our APC Professional Programme to cater for the different entry points. During each session, we will deal with the structure of our APC Professional Programme as well as outline how the various elements of the programme are structured to better support you in demonstrating professional competence.

To attend the session, you can register your details by clicking on the respective link below:

  Commencement Date Open Day Date
APC Comprehensive Course 20 January 2024 12 December 2023 Video
APC Professional Course 6 April 2024 12 March 2024 Video
APC Repeaters Course 6 April 2024 27 February 2024 Video
ICAZ Open Day 6 April 2024 02 April 2024 Video
ICAZ Open Day (CIMA & ACCA ROUTE) 6 April 2024 03 April 2024 Video

INDIVIDUAL / PRIVATE PAYING CANDIDATES

The tuition fees for the 2024 academic year applicable for individual / private paying candidates are as follows:

  Tuition fees
APC Comprehensive Course R17 500
APC Professional Course R16 000
APC Repeaters Course R16 000

Applicable terms and conditions

  • 8% discount is applicable if the account is settled upon registration.
  • A flexible payment option is available provided fees are settled by 31 July 2024. A 25% deposit is required upon registration and thereafter equal monthly instalments are payable to settle the tuition by 1 August 2024.
  • EPC returning candidates are entitled to a 40% discount of the tuition fee paid in the 2023 academic year.
  • An admin fee of R150 is applicable if an incorrect reference or bank account number is used when making payments.
  • The tuition fee is not apportioned for joining the programme late – candidates have the priviledge of purchasing access to any of the previously delivered phases at a discount.
  • Candidates have the priviledge of deferring their studies for a period of no more than 2 years at an extra fee of R5 000 per annum. For deferment of the enrolment or deregistrations from the professional programme, please refer to the FAQs.
  • A valid credit, credit or cheque card is required for registration and instalments deducted monthly.
  • We reserve the right to update our pricing without notice. The latest applicable prices are available on our website and commerce platform.

CORPORATE FUNDED CANDIDATES

The tuition fees for the 2024 academic year applicable for corporate funded candidates are follows:

  Tuition fees
APC Comprehensive Course R15 500
APC Professional Course R14 000
APC Repeaters Course R14 000

Applicable terms and conditions

  • A minimum of 10 candidates is required to quality for a corporate pricing.
  • Corporate invoices are not available directly from our website and these are manually issued by our finance team in line with our arrangement with your firm.
  • Corporate invoices will be issued by 15 May 2024 after the registration has closed and will be payable by 30 June 2024 to ensure that the discount is not forfeited.
  • Corporate invoices that are not settled by 30 June 2024 will result in the obligation to pay the registration fee and instalment due falling on the candidates. The candidate will be obliged for the full tuition fee applicable to individual / private paying candidates.

The registration closing date for the APC Professional Programme:

  Closing date
APC Comprehensive Course 28 February 2024
APC Professional Course 30 April 2024
APC Repeaters Course 30 April 2024

Registration into the APC Professional Programme needs to be confirmed via a payment of a registration fee within 7 days following the registration date – after this date, all pending registrations will be cancelled, and it will not be possible to reinstate any cancelled registration. No late registrations shall be accepted.

Details regarding the 2024 Thuthuka has not been confirmed and will be announced as soon as the details are available.