Obtain a Professional Qualification (ACCA) and the Oxford Brookes University UK Degree as you progress with the A/Level.
The constant innovation and flexible approach to the Professional Qualification in ACCA is provided by the much preferred CAT course.
For students with O/L Qualification the CAT Course paves the way to enter the Professional Course. The CAT Course not only helps students become ACCA qualified quicker but also obtain a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University UK and also an MBA. CAT offers you a head start in your career.
Save Time and Money
Students normally would require at least 2 - 2½ years complete A/Level after the O/Level. Further a student with A/Level Qualification enters Part-I of ACCA Professional Course. The CAT Course is a fast track to the Professional course - On passing 5 papers within a year the student can enter Part-I and on passing all 9 papers within 1½ years enter Part-II. Thus the student saves time and money when he follows the CAT Course.
The Benefits of the CAT Course
The syllabus for the CAT course is spread out to nine subjects which deals with Accounting, Costing, Audit and Tax. Students who grasp the fundamentals of these subjects are fully fortified to follow the Professional Course.
CAT is Internationally recognized as a Qualification that fulfils a support role in Accountancy. It is designed to equip the technical skills and knowledge.
A path from being the stepping stone to the professional course CAT is a qualification in its own right. Those who passed CAT course are entitled to the use of the designatory letters CAT after their name.
The flexibility of the CAT course allows ample scope to complete the course as fast as possible. The first 4 papers cab be done as online Computer Based exam. Any number of papers can be sat at a single sitting.
Outstanding Achievements-Cat Students
01. Ms. Fathima Sharmila Ameer Hamza
BSc (Hons - First class) Applied Accounting Oxford Brookes University - UK, ACCA Affiliate.
A shining example of a CAT student
Fathima Sharmila's progress to success :
July 2004 -Joined Mercury with G.C.E. O/Level qualification.
June 2005 - Completed all subjects of the CAT course successfully.
June 2006 - ACCA Part II
Sri Lankan prize winner for Paper 2.6. Jan 2007 - Obtained 1st class
Hons BSc Degree in Applied Accounting Oxford Brookes University-UK June 2007 - Completed ACCA Part III to become an ACCA affiliate.
Aug 2007 - Sat for G.C.E. Advanced Level.
From G.C.E.O/Level to CAT course and the Professional Qualification as an affiliate and in addition an Academic Qualification of the BSc Hons degree from the Oxford Brookes University, all these in just 3 years even before doing her G.C.E.A/Level is an achievement par excellence. Mercury is indeed proud of her performance.
02. "Doing the Certified Accounting Technician course has helped me greatly. It is usually found helpful as a bridge between O/L's and ACCA, but for me, I found it complementary while doing my A/L's.
CAT gave me an insight into the various fields that the Accounting profession branches out into. There was a mixture of Finance, Financial Management, Costing, Tax & Audit in the course, that motivated me into working hard - which paid off with 7 Sri Lankan prizes out of the 9 subjects.
CAT is easy, yet challenging fulfilling and rewarding. Moreover, it prepared me to continue onto the 2nd stage of ACCA, being exempted from the 1st stage.
I feel grateful to the individuals who pointed we in this direction of doing CAT, to fulfill my ambition in Accountancy. - Mariam Riza
Out standing Prize Winner
CAT at MERCURY
Mercury Institute is the only Institute in Sri Lanka that has received the prestigious Accreditation at Gold level. It is also the only Institute that provides Quality Tuition for the CAT course. Sited now at the New Mercury Building located at 376, Galle Road, Colombo - 3 the Institute offers better and more facilities to the students.
The unmatched Lecture Panel at Mercury provides the students with a result oriented structured program of studies that ensures success. Each year and at each session the pass rates have been maintained well above National pass rates at consecutive examinations. Students have won Sri Lankan prizes at each examination.