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Join the Class of '21

A unique opportunity to kick start your CIMA studies

Introducing a free and highly interactive 13-week programme of learning support for any student at the Management or Strategic Level. Ideal for anyone studying towards Objective Test exams between September-December 2021 or Case Study in November.

What’s in it for me?

In return for your commitment, you will receive a calendar of learning support resources and guidance, as outlined below, which if followed, will improve your chances of success in your chosen exam/s.

The programme contains over 50 hours of support material including:

  • Study Calendar - a step-by-step weekly guide with downloadable learning resources to maximise your exam success
  • Recorded webinars and articles, focussing on study techniques, time management and exam skills
  • Tricky topic tutorials (live webinars) presented by our CIMA tuition provider experts
  • Dedicated Facebook groups to network with your peers and and your study/exam technique questions answered by CIMA academics
  • An exclusive free exam resit offer
  • Certificate of completion – Class of ’21

What we need from you

Motivate yourself by booking your exam as you start the support programme. Commit yourself to sticking to that exam date and plan backwards from it.

Places are limited so we will give priority to those who have already booked their November 2021 Case Study exam or booked an Objective Test exam (the date for an OT exam must be before December 31 2021). Book your exam here!

How does the programme work?

This programme is designed to complement tuition, self-study, or revision. It does not replace study of the technical knowledge (syllabus content) required to pass CIMA exams. It does include support material that will allow you to take ownership of your own learning and exam preparation with advice on time planning, insight from the CIMA markers, examiners, and exam top performers; it will also ensure you’re aware of all the exam requirements.

Is this the programme for you?

This free of charge programme is appropriate, if you;

  • Need step by step guidance and additional learning support
  • Want to get back on track with your studies and want to know where to start
  • Don’t feel you have the time to study or the motivation
  • Want to receive recommendations on what learning support to study, at the right time
  • Require peer-to-peer support

What is the process going forward?

Next Steps:

  • The registration deadline will remain open until Wednesday, 15th September 2021
  • Onboarding will take place on the 6th September 2021
  • Complete a short survey for us to better understand your support requirements
  • You’ll receive a confirmation email and the Study Calendar
  • Join the Class of 2021 Facebook group (details to follow)
  • Schedule your next exam 
  • Attend the live onboarding webinar on 6th September (details to follow)
  • Kick start your learning journey – follow the step-by-step guide in the Study Calendar
  • Sit your exam (before December 2021) 
  • Receive certificate of completion

How can you join the next cohort programme?

We’ve had a fantastic response to the launch of the CIMA Class of ‘21, and registrations are now closed for the programme. We would advise that you register your interest for our upcoming cohort programme as soon as possible as demand is high and places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You can easily do so by emailing our team at, mentioning your CIMA Contact ID and exam level.

Registration for the Class of ’21 learning support programme is now closed. If you have any questions, please reach out to your regional office or write to us at

Please review the detailed FAQs.

Terms and conditions

  1. CIMA students at Management or Strategic Level who do not have outstanding debt (including 2021 subscription fee) are eligible for this programme;
  2. CIMA Objective Test exams: Students should book an exam by 31st October 2021 and should take the exam by 31st December 2021;
  3. Students may reschedule their Objective Test Exams, but the rescheduled exam must be sat by 31st December;
  4. The free re-sit offer applies to both Objective Test and Case Study Exams;
  5. Free re-sits for Objective Test Exams are available to students registered with the Class of ’21 and who booked their examination between the start date of the programme on 20th August and 31st October 2021;
  6. Free re-sits for Case Study Exams are available to students registered with the Class of ’21 and who booked their examination between the start of the programme on 20th August and 2nd November (MCS) and 9th November (SCS);
  7. CIMA Case Study exams: Students should schedule their exams for the November 2021 exams window;
  8. An e-certificate of participation will be awarded to students who register with the Class of ’21 and book an exam by 31st October 2021;
  9. Students are eligible for one free exam re-sit (Objective Test OR Case Study) as part of their membership of the Class of ’21. The credit is not transferable so that a fail in P2, for example, would only qualify for a free re-sit for the next attempt at P2;
  10. The free re-sit offer only applies to examinations taken before December 31st 2021;
  11. Students waiting for their Management Case Study results who have registered with the Strategic Objective Test Class of ’21 will be welcome to step down into the MCS Class of ’21 if they are unsuccessful in the August MCS. The Class of ’21 programme will be excellent preparation for a re-sit attempt. Students will be eligible for the free re-sit offer for the February 2022 MCS if they were to be unsuccessful again in the November 2021 exam. The free re-sit offer will not be applied retrospectively to the unsuccessful attempt in August;
  12. For those eligible for a free re-sit examination, a 60 day credit will start from the date CIMA processes the exam credit. Students will be notified by email within 10 days of their exam failure about adding credit to their MYCIMA accounts;
  13. Unsuccessful students should wait to receive the email confirming their credit before scheduling their re-sit exam. The exam credit will be lost if the resit exam is scheduled before it has been applied to their My CIMA accounts. This offer is valid only for in-centre and CIMA online exams;
  14. The final date for using the exam re-sit credit is 31 January 2022 for CIMA Objective Test exams and 28 February 2022 for CIMA Case Study exams.