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APT APC 2015 LAUNCH
With APTitude
• The new SAICA APC has replaced the PPE and the
Part II Finance Examination
• The APC is an assessment of professional competence,
with a focus on:
– Integration of technical skills for all disciplines
– Pervasive skills such as communication
• Candidates are required to complete and pass
a Professional Programme accredited by SAICA
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The APC is an assessment of professional competence.
Our Professional Competence Programme
is accredited by SAICA
• Strives for excellence
• Is the established leading “Part II” presenter
• Operates nationally
- (And in Zimbabwe and Namibia)
• Has met its goals over 15 years
• Developed our APC Programme for 2½ years
before running the Programme in 2014
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• The APT Professional Competence Programme is not a board
course
• Professional Competence is fundamentally different to skills
already developed in academic programmes
• The Programme :
– Addresses candidates’ requirements
– Develops Professional Competence
– Gives candidates the best possible chance of passing the APC
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The Programme addresses
candidates’ requirements
Professional Competence is
fundamentally different
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APT Presenters
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Members of our team were involved in the
development of the SAICA model
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We researched the new model extensively
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Our team:
Two different formats
• Blended learning - Online supported by regular contact sessions
• Fully online, supplemented by:
– Video recordings of contact sessions.
– Podcasts
– One-day Workshops in strategic areas.
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Blended Learning
• Significant component of direct, face to face contact with
candidates
• National basis with contact sessions planned for Bloemfontein,
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth
• Limited contacts in other centers
(Depending on student numbers)
• Contact sessions at EY on Monday evenings
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Language Policy
• Course Material available in both English and Afrikaans
• Assessments may be written in either English or Afrikaans
• We present Public Course Contact Sessions in Afrikaans in
Johannesburg and Pretoria
• Afrikaans speaking EY Candidates may elect to attend these
Afrikaans sessions
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SAICA APC Exam Format
• Candidates receive pre-released information
• Candidates have a period to analyse the pre-released information,
conduct research, revise technical knowledge and prepare for the
exam
• Additional information and the required are provided on the day
• Candidates will have 8 hours
– Although set as a 5 hour examination
• Assessment rubric is according to levels of professional
competence. - “Not competent” to “Highly competent”
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Candidates receive pre-released information and analyse the pre-released
information, conduct research, revise technical knowledge and prepare for
the assessment
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Additional information and the required are provided on the day
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Our Programme
• Six modules that simulate the SAICA APC with real life case
studies
• Tracking system that enables students and supervisors
(employers) to monitor:
– Progress on the programme
– Competency development
• Follow up on the tracking system
where problems are encountered
• Online query facilities
Our Case Studies
• The core of our Programme
• Simulate experience on comprehensive integrated professional
assignments
• Provide understanding of the process
and the grading methodology
• Seven Case Studies
– Development
– Assessments
– Revision
• In beide taale
Our Case Studies provide understanding of the process
and the grading methodology
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Our Case Studies
Candidates are required to:
• Understand the business environment, the business sector and
the business entity
• Apply a wide range of technical
knowledge in a fully integrated
manner
• Explore strategy, risk
management and governance
• Use a wide range of
professional competencies
Our 2015 Programme
• Is based on our highly successful
2014 Programme.
• And positive and constructive feedback
throughout our 2014 Programme
• 99% of our 2014 students were eligible
to write the SAICA APC
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Module 1
• Development
• Case study 1
• Detailed guidance
– Two large lecture sessions
– Three small group sessions
• Students complete ongoing self assessments
Modules 2 and 3
• Further development
• Case study 2
• Two Classes provide guidance
• Online self assessments and query facilities
• Candidates who fail
– Attend additional contact sessions
– Re-write a “Supplementary Assessment”
Case Study 3
Module 4 and 5
• Limited formal guidance - One contact session
• Case Study 4 is Self Study Practice
• Online self assessments and query facilities
• Case Study 5 is the Final Assessment
• Candidates who fail
– Re write a “Supplementary Assessment” Case Study 6
Module 6
• Final preparation (“Board Course”)
• Self assessed case study – Case Study 7
• Two contact sessions
• Online self assessment
and query facilities available
throughout all four modules
PPM and CPD Modules
The Programme includes (at no extra cost):
A CPD Module on Recent Developments
A Professional Profile Management Module
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Registration
• Candidates who:
– Have passed ITC
– Will have 20 month’s traineeship by November 2015
• Candidates Register online - http://www.apcprogramme.co.za
• Open 31 January 2015
• Closes shortly before course commences: 7 April 2015
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Timing
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Course Outline
Provisional Course Outline - 2015
Session
Class 1
Week beginning Monday 20 April
Class 2
Week beginning Monday 4 May
Class 3
Week beginning Monday 11 May
Class 4
Week beginning Monday 25 May
Class 5
Week beginning Monday 1 June
Class 6
Week beginning Monday 8 June
ASSESSMENT 1
Class 7
ASSESSMENT 1 - SUPPLEMENTARY
Class 8
ASSESSMENT 2
ASSESSMENT 2 - SUPPLEMENTARY
Week beginning Monday 13 July
Wednesday 29 July 2015
Week beginning Monday 17 August
Wednesday 2 September
Monday 5 October
Class 9
Week beginning Monday 12 October
Class 10
Week beginning Monday 26 October
APC EXAM
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Saturday 20 June 2015
Wednesday 18 November - Provisional
Assessment
• Two Case Studies used as Formal Assessments
• Must pass the first assessment to gain entry to the second
• Supplementary if fail
• Support classes if writing supplementary
Online Registration
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Outcomes (1 of 2)
• The Programme is designed to provide candidates with:
– The skills required for the specific learning objectives set out in relevant
SAICA Guidelines concerning the Assessment of Professional Competence.
– The opportunity to consolidate technical competence learned in prior
academic programmes and professional competence gained to date in
employment.
– Access to a formal learning environment within which professional
competence can be further developed and business knowledge can be
expanded.
– The ability to demonstrate and apply technical knowledge in an analytical
and practical manner.
– The ability to extract knowledge from various sources in order to solve
multiple topic problems.
Outcomes (2 of 2)
– The ability to identify information relevant to a particular problem by
distinguishing the relevant from the irrelevant in a given body of data.
– The ability to identify and prioritise problems in a multi-problem situation.
– An appreciation for and understanding of various alternatives and the role of
judgement.
– The ability to integrate diverse areas of knowledge and skills.
– The ability to communicate effectively by formulating realistic
recommendations in a concise and logical manner.
– The ability to present motivated solutions to complex issues.
– A knowledge of, and commitment to, professional ethics.
– The ability to be lifelong learners

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