UCT BOARD COURSE VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)
Access to the UCT Board Course VLE.
An interactive online learning website that acts as a communication tool between the academic team and Candidates.
TWO-HOUR CONTACT LECTURES FOR EACH OF THE CORE SUBJECTS
The contact component of the course is delivered through a lecture cycle at various cities throughout South Africa. The cities included in this lecture cycle are:
- Cape Town
- East London
- Port Elizabeth
Contact lectures will focus on subject specific exam technique.
RECORDED CONTENT – 8 HOURS OF CONCEPT VIDEOS
In addition to the 8 hours of contact sessions, 8 hours of recorded technical content in the form of 12 to 15 minutes concept videos will also be made available to candidates.
The concept videos focuses on fundamental principles, technical updates, new syllabus developments, guidance on how to approach ITC-based questions, and techniques related to work that candidates need to complete between the commencement of the course in early January 2018.
These concepts were selected on the basis of being technical concepts that candidates often struggle to grasp and that can prevent them from progressing in their studies.
These concept videos will be available to candidates on CD and online through our VLE.
VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE CONTACT LECTURES FOR RECAP
Available online through the VLE.
This allows Candidates the flexibility and accessibility needed to work where and when they choose.
Videos of these lectures will be made available through the VLE mid-December 2018.
Candidates can then review in their own time and at their own pace.
The accessibility of the online content will benefit Candidates who are not able to attend the lectures, as well as those Candidates who were present at the lectures but who would like to revisit concepts to ensure understanding.
COMPREHENSIVE AND BALANCED TUTORIAL QUESTIONS
The tutorial pack has a very broad coverage and focuses on the type of questions that are asked in the ITC.
Tutorials are ranked in terms of difficulty levels.
ITC-type questions include annotations and common pitfalls, highlighting common errors and areas where previous Candidates struggled.
COMPREHENSIVE COURSE NOTES
The notes have been structured to focus on the following:
- A syllabus overview of the core SAICA subjects
- Critical points
- Common pitfalls and problem areas
- Exam technique
The course notes and tutorial questions for each subject module is divided into various study days which is sychonised into a course calendar and study programme.
Each study day sets out various course notes, which should be read, and the tutorial questions that should be completed.
Each study day has at least 3 hours of tutorial questions available to complete.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT QUESTIONS
The academic team will provide academic support through email, telephone and the online discussion forum for the duration of the course.
A designated Course Coach will be available on email and telephone to provide administrative support.
SELF-EVALUATED SIMULATED ITC EXAMS
A simulated ITC examination is available in January 2018 as a “Mock ITC”.
Feedback on the simulated ITC exams is communicated through the VLE.
Welcome to the ITC Preparatory Course.
The ITC Preparatory Course brings together twenty years of experience in preparing trainees for the Initial Test of Competence.
Our team of experts has worked hard over the past few months, building on the success of our previous courses, to put together a preparatory course that will equip you as you prepare for the ITC. Our ITC Preparatory Course has proved to be tremendously successful and this is borne out by both the excellent results achieved by our participants in the 2017 ITC, and our course evaluations. Our pass rates have consistently exceeded the national average and 6 of our ITC Preparatory Course candidates achieved placings amongst the Top 10 Candidates in the 2017 ITC.
Our ITC Preparatory Course ensures that you will be equipped for success in the 2018 ITC. To achieve this our ITC Preparatory Course aims to:
- Equip you with effective exam technique and question answering skills;
- Rectify any shortcomings in, and add the necessary detail to, your knowledge base;
- Provide an emphasis and focus on typical ITC assessment questions; and
- Provide the motivation and structure necessary to guide you through the material, whilst encouraging integration of sections.
Our ITC Preparatory Course achieves these objectives by means of a five pronged approach consisting of notes, tutorials, contact sessions, concept videos and exams. These components are synchronised by means of a daily study plan incorporated into a synchronised study day structure. Our methodology is backed by a high degree of personal service that provides you with motivation and structure as you prepare for the ITC in January 2018.
We have every reason to believe that if you persevere with the course work and follow our advice that you will be successful. We wish you a great learning experience over the next few months!
(on behalf of the UCT Board Course team)