Studying CIMA via distance learning and self funding gives you a greater degree of flexibility when it comes to WHEN and HOW you study but it also throws up some tough questions you need to address.
Trying to pass your CIMA exams at the first attempt gets tougher and tougher the further you progress in your studies and you’ll need to squeeze out any advantage you can when preparing for the exam without the help of classroom tuition and tutors on hand.
Studying CIMA in the class room is a great (possibly the best) way to achieving a pass mark in your next exam but without the support of your company to fund your studies it can be a major challenge to progress with your studies.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of alternative resources out there you can use to supplement your own studying methods.
An affordable way of tackling your CIMA objective tests would be to cover the syllabus yourself with the CIMA study texts (either from Kaplan, BPP or Astranti) and then take a CIMA masterclass from Astranti to ensure you have understood ALL of the key areas of the syllabus.
Astranti offer pre-recorded CIMA masterclasses for ALL of their papers that students can buy for a fraction of the price of classroom tuition. It’s the perfect way to revise and consolidate the knowledge you have already picked up.
Each objective test has a “masterclass” that was filmed over two days and covers the whole syllabus area. The video content also contains a live chat feed dialogue where students asked questions during the class that the tutor answered.
Here is what you can expect with the full CIMA masterclass for the CIMA objective tests.
- Over 10 hours of content on the specified course (E2, P2 etc. etc.)
- Filmed over two days and covers in detail the key syllabus areas
- You can pause, rewind and stop the recording at any point.
- Features exam style questions.
- You get a free printable study text to go alongside the masterclass video.
You watch a preview video below of the P2 Masterclass here to get a feel of the content and the structure.
Astranti recommend you should watch these masterclasses at least 1 or 2 weeks before sitting your CIMA objective test to give yourself the best chance of passing.
Astranti P2 Masterclass preview
You can find the full set of CIMA masterclass videos for each level at the links below.
The cost of around £100 to £120 per masterclass is barely 10% of the price you’d pay for classroom tuition with either Kaplan and BPP and comes highly recommended from other students who have taken them and passed their next CIMA exam.
Good Luck with your next CIMA exam!