Who Are We?

The Uni­ver­sity of Johan­nes­burg (UJ) offered a CIMA prepa­ra­tion course for a num­ber of years on an infor­mal basis for UJ Hon­ours grad­u­ates want­ing to study towards the much sought after CMA des­ig­na­tion (offered by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),  based in London, UK).

Due to the ris­ing demand for qual­ity CIMA tuition in Gaut­eng and con­ti­nu­ity in qual­ity ser­vice pro­vi­sion, FAT Train­ing CC was formed in 2007. All the FAT Train­ing lec­tur­ers are either Asso­ciate Char­tered Man­age­ment Accoun­tants (ACMAs) and Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) or part-qualified CIMA members having passed all the CIMA exams.

Since its for­ma­tion, FAT Train­ing CC has been the pre­ferred CIMA strate­gic level (and previously T4 Part B case study) tuition provider for stu­dents that com­pleted their B.Com Hon­ours (Financial Man­age­ment) degree at UJ.

The mem­bers are com­mit­ted to the suc­cess of each and every course and cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion is of para­mount importance.

FAT Training offers both current and prospective students the following:

  1. Global Learning Premium Partner – FAT Training is a CIMA Global Learning Premium Partner (the highest level of CIMA accreditation awarded to tuition providers). In addition, all lecturers on the courses offered, have written and passed the relevant CIMA exams;
  2. Flexibility and adaptability – Most of our classes are conducted on Saturdays, so your studies won’t interfere with your work commitments.  In addition, FAT Training does not offer its objective test courses concurrently allowing students even more flexibility by focusing and studying for one strategic level subject at a time;
  3. Focus and specialisation – FAT Training focuses on CIMA tuition and we specialise in the strategic level objective tests as well as the management and strategic level integrated case study exams;
  4. First class facilities and secure parking – All our classes are conducted at the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. Secure, convenient parking is available for FAT Training students; and
  5. Non-cancellation – FAT Training has not cancelled a single course since its inception in 2007 and guarantees that it will not cancel any courses advertised in 2017.

CIMA Qualification Structure

The fol­low­ing dia­gram rep­re­sents the 2015 CIMA Pro­fes­sional Qual­i­fi­ca­tion structure:


CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

The CIMA Cer­tifi­cate in Busi­ness Account­ing offers a solid ground­ing in the basics of management account­ing, finan­cial account­ing and busi­ness and is the first step­ping stone towards the CIMA Pro­fes­sional Qual­i­fi­ca­tion. You may qual­ify for exemp­tions from this level, if you have a recog­nised B-degree from an accred­ited aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tion. Please refer to www.cimaglobal.com/exemptions for further infor­ma­tion. For more infor­ma­tion on the CIMA Cer­tifi­cate in Busi­ness Account­ing, please visit www.cimaglobal.com/cimacertificate.

CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (operational level)

The three exams at this level (E1, P1 and F1) as well as the operational level case study introduces students to contemporary business subjects like ethics, forecasting, reporting and marketing, from an operations view.

CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (management level)

The three exams at this level (E2, P2 and F2) as well as the management level case study focuses on subjects like project management, relationship management, analysis of financial accounts and budgeting.

FAT Train­ing CC does not cur­rently offer courses for the cer­tifi­cate, operational level OT and case study exams or management lev­el OT exams, but if you are inter­ested in tuition for the operational or management level, please con­tact Melissa McGill at the University of Johannesburg on 011 559 4347 or mmcgill@uj.ac.za as UJ may offer tuition for the CIMA diploma and advanced diploma.

We do offer tuition for the CIMA Management Case Study and Gateway exam.