Management Level

MCS May/Aug22

  • 50+ hours of course content
  • 5 Mock Exams on current pre-seen with model solutions
  • Professional mock marking
  • Live webinars, workshops and on-demand video lectures
  • 1-to-1 personalised tuition, including tutor calls and tutor-led forums
Enrol now for the May/Aug22 course (the first webinar takes place on March 24th)
what will you be learning?

Course Syllabus

Perhaps the most comprehensive online course for the May/Aug22 CIMA Management Case Study. Over six weeks of live webinars, workshops, on-demand video lectures and mock exam practice, you will master the pre-seen materials and perfect your exam techinque. Preview your course timetable below, and discover why VIVA is an award-winning tuition provider. (All live webinars will be recorded and available to view on-demand).

Pre-course work
8 hours of tuition
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On-demand + MCQs
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E2 Objective Theory Review
ELITE COURSE ONLY
A quick refresher course on the main topics and theories from CIMA E2 Managing Performance, covering business models and value creation, managing people performance, and managing projects. Test your recall with 30 test questions at the end of the lesson.
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On-demand
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F2 Objective Theory Review
ELITE COURSE ONLY
Our F2 expert efficiently takes you back through some of the main principles and models from CIMA F2 Advanced Financial Reporting, taking in the financing of capital projects, financial reporting standards, group accounts, integrated reporting, and working with financial statements.
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On-demand + MCQs
self-paced
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P2 Objective Theory Review
ELITE COURSE ONLY
Brush up on your CIMA P2 Advanced Management Accounting skills with this guided tour through the essentials of managing the costs of creating value, capital investment decision making, managing and controlling organisational performance, and risk and control. Make sure your recall is up to scratch with 30 test questions.
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Preparing for the Case
ELITE COURSE ONLY
Even if you’ve sat a case study exam before, this series of lessons is crucial. Gain key insider insights on the format of the exam, your role as a finance manager, making effective use of the pre-seen materials, applying theory correctly, and the importance of mock exam practice.
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On-demand
self-paced
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Exam Day Strategy
ELITE COURSE ONLY
It’s a good idea to get clear on what to expect in the exam early on, so that you know what to look out for when it comes to engaging with the pre-seen. Understand the mindset of the examiner, effective planning and time management, where easy marks are available, and of course, avoiding those common errors that CIMA students make!
Mar 24, 2022 19:00
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Live webinar
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Introduction to the MCS
ELITE COURSE ONLY
In this session, we will be doing an overview of the MCS exam. Whether you are completely new or already familiar with CIMA case study exams, this session will give you all the information you need to know about the mechanics of the exam. Specifically, we will address the purpose of the exam, key exam details and terminology, how the exam is created, the exam software and other important aspects of the exam to help ensure that you pass in your upcoming sitting!
Week 1
8 hours of tuition
Apr 2, 2022 10:00
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Live Webinar
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
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Pre-seen Analysis (Part 1 of 2)
In this session, your tutor will walk you through each section of the first half of the pre-seen document. In an easy-to-understand way, our case study expert will relate the pre-seen to crucial E, F and P pillar objective test theories and discuss possible exam issues. ​​​​​​​
Apr 3, 2022 10:00
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Live webinar
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Industry Analysis
In this compact lesson, our industry expert compiles just what you need to know about the real-world industry in which the pre-seen company operates. These facts and figures equip you with information you can use on exam day to enhance your answers, and anticipate potential scenarios.
Apr 4, 2022 19:00
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Live webinar
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
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Pre-seen Analysis (Part 2 of 2)
Your tutor will walk you through each section of the second half of the pre-seen document. In this session, your tutor will relate the pre-seen to crucial E, F and P pillar theories and discuss possible exam issues. ​​​​​​​
Apr 5, 2022 10:00
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Live Office Hours
self-paced
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self-paced
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Office Hours 1
Here’s a chance for you to “drop in” via a virtual, personalised, informal session with your tutor. You and a small group of other students can put any doubts, concerns or questions you have to your elite tutor during this 60 minute meet-up.
Apr 8, 2022 18:00
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Live Workshop
self-paced
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self-paced
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Detailed Overview of Exam & Marking Process
In this first interactive workshop with a small cohort of other dedicated MCS students, you will be given a deep dive into the ins and outs of the CIMA MCS exam by our CIMA specialist. Master the logic of the marking scheme that examiners deploy, while getting to grips with past papers, solutions and the Pearson Test Drive facility.
Week 2
5 hours of tuition
Jan 16, 2022 23:59
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Mock Exam
self-paced
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Mock Exam 1
The sooner you get started with Mock practice, the better! Even if you don’t feel 100% ready, now is the time to get used to the process and learn your lessons. VIVA's CIMA mock papers are consistently rated as the best on the market. Mock 1 contains pre-seen specific scenarios over four sections. All of our mock exams are weighted in accordance with official CIMA criteria, and include model solutions for every question.
Apr 15, 2022 18:00
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Live Workshop
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
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Mock Exam 1 Review
In this lesson, your tutor will walk you through questions & model solutions for the first VIVA Mock Exam. You will spend time discussing trouble spots & the most effective exam day strategies. Students will have a chance to clarify their doubts after sitting the first mock exam.
Week 3
11 hours of tuition
Apr 19, 2022 19:00
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Live webinar
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
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E2 Applied
In our series of “Applied” lessons, we take the most relevant theories from your Objective Test studies, explain their relevance to specific parts of the pre-seen, and then model how you would use those theories in answering an exam-like question. It’s no wonder these lessons are so popular with students! In the E2 Applied session, you’ll see how specific theories and models from E2 unlock key aspects of the pre-seen.
Jan 23, 2022 23:59
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Mock Exam
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Mock Exam 2
Now that you’ve seen how Objective Test theory is optimally deployed in your first Applied session, it's time to give Mock 2 a try. A fresh set of scenarios across four sections, testing new dimensions of the pre-seen document. Again, once you’re done, compare your answers with the model solutions for insights on what you did right and where you went wrong.
Apr 20, 2022 19:00
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Live webinar
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F2 Applied
In F2 Applied, your VIVA tutor models how to integrate F2 theories and principles with your exam answers, pointing out where several F2 principles and models are especially relevant to the pre-seen document.
Apr 21, 2022 19:00
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Live webinar
self-paced
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P2 Applied
This webinar sees your tutor pick out the most relevant P pillar theories as they relate to the case. You will be given a review of each of the theories selected, before going on to look at likely exam scenarios and how to respond to them.
Apr 22, 2022 18:00
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Live Workshop
self-paced
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self-paced
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Mock Exam 2 Review
Here we really dig into the anatomy of a good answer, through the lens of a debrief of Mock Exam 2. You will home in on "best practices" and gain a better understanding of what not to do! Through comparing and contrasting, your elite tutor will help you pick out the distinguishing features of good case study answers, and the common defects of weak answers.
Week 4
5 hours of tuition
Jan 30, 2022 23:59
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Mock Exam
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
On-Demand
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Mock Exam 3
Keep that momentum going! Challenge yourself with more CIMA-grade exam scenarios across four sections. Test yourself once more in our online CIMA exam simulator, then consult those model answers.
Apr 29, 2022 18:00
GMT
Live Workshop
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
On-Demand
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Mock Exam 3 Review
Here you and your tutor will take a look back at Mock Exam 3. By this time, you will have taken 3 mock exams, and so the focus will turn to really refining your technique and pushing your grade beyond the pass threshold.
Week 5
6 hours of tuition
Feb 6, 2022 23:59
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Mock Exam
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
On-Demand
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Mock Exam 4
The penultimate mock exam. Now that you know how E2, F2 and P2 theories can be applied, you should be looking to achieve a solid passing-grade at this point.
May 6, 2022 18:00
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Live Workshop
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
On-Demand
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Mock Exam 4 Review
This 2 hour session is about bringing your exam technique closer to perfection, with an in-depth debrief of VIVA's Mock Exam 4. By now you should be seeing significant improvements in your exam approach.
May 7, 2022 10:00
GMT
Live webinar
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
On-Demand
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Key Issues
In our final video lecture our tutor ties together all the key insights and conclusions from the previous sessions, compiling this list of key issues to focus your mind in the final days before the exam.
Week 6
6 hours of tuition
May 10, 2022 10:00
GMT
Live Office Hours
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
On-Demand
ELITE COURSE ONLY
Office Hours 2
A final office hour session with your elite tutor before the big day, where you can put any of those final niggling doubts or worries to rest.
Jan 13, 2022 23:59
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Mock Exam
self-paced
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Mock Exam 5
The last mock exam - and by now, you should even be relishing the opportunity to test yourself! You’ll have learned so much and mastered the art of answer writing if you’ve followed our guidance and completed all previous tasks.
May 13, 2022 18:00
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Live Workshop
self-paced
On-Demand
self-paced
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Exam Question Practice & Final Recommendations
In the last live workshop of the Elite Course, your tutor will tie together any loose ends from the previous exam practice session, and then draw together all previous lessons to outline the key tips, strategies and tricks to remember on the day of the exam. You will also be given access to the CIMA examiner's feedback on previous exams to reinforce some of these key points.
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Hotspot sessions

As well as access to over 10 hours of on-demand video lectures covering the core syllabus, you will find bonus "Hotspot Sessions". For those particularly trick subject areas, your tutor offers a deeper dive to ensure understanding.

  • Complex topics are broken down into plain English
  • All hotspot topics are explained with concrete examples
  • Walkthroughs of exam-style questions to ensure full comprehension

Live webinars

Tap into your course tutor’s deep expertise by asking questions & getting answers immediately. From pre-seen analyses to mid-course check-ins, our live sessions cover a range of topics and student needs. And if you miss a session, you can always watch the replay.

  • Interact with your CIMA tutors during Q&A segments
  • Never miss a session with full replay access
  • Mock writing guidance, theory applied sessions, and more.

Personalisation and learning analytics

Our course design is based on the latest science of learning. Part of optimal study is ensuring that you have the data and control that you need to shape the resources to your needs. VIVA does just that.

  • Data dashboard to track your course progress and average scores
  • Control video playback - slow down or speed up as you require
  • Progress tracker ensures you know where you last stopped studying

Online exam simulator

Not only to do you get 500+ CIMA-grade practice questions as standard - but you get to practice these in our online exam simulator, to ensure maximal preparation for the real-life exam!

  • Choose from 3 time modes - No Limit, Exam Mode, or Quick Mode
  • Choose how you see your answers - after each question, or after the exam
  • See mock breakdown of how you scored in each syllabus area

Complete mock exam coverage

The Case Study course comes complete with professionally written mock exams as standard (3 for OCS, 5 for MCS and SCS), freshly written for each new pre-seen cycle. Our mocks are weighted in accordance with official CIMA subject and grading criteria.

  • Professionally written mocks tailored to current pre-seen document
  • Model solutions written by former CIMA prizewinners
  • Unlock mock marking at any time for complete exam preparation
Elite only

Live Workshops

As an Elite Student, you will gain access to 12 hours of private, live cohort workshops with your expert Case Study tutor. Each workshop is thematically focused on a different aspect of the Case Study exam, with an emphasis on practice, application, and exam technique secrets.

  • Work with your tutor and fellow Elite students on problems
  • Offer and exchange ideas, feedback, and doubts with your tutor
  • Develop answers and insights in collaboration
Elite only

Tutor-led Forums

As an Elite student, you will gain exclusive 24 hour access to a private, tutor-led Slack discussion group. Here you will be able to post and share queries, topics for discussion, helpful sources and articles. Your tutor will also regularly share helpful materials, and prompt discussions and debate between workshop sessions.

  • Bounce ideas off fellow Elite students in relaxed environment
  • Take advantage of Slack's great community features
  • Seek assistance from your Tutor at any time

Live workshops

Our live sessions are run outside of work hours. Tap into your course tutor’s deep expertise by asking questions & getting answers immediately. From pre-seen analyses to intensive workshops, our live sessions cover a range of topics and student needs. And if you miss a session, you can always watch the replay.

  • Interact with your CIMA tutors
  • Elite workshop sessions with lecturer and small student cohorts
  • Receive regular notifications on upcoming webinars

Tutor-led private discussion group

"I have tried mocks from other providers, but VIVA's are the best". Neofytus (SCS Aug17) isn't alone in thinking this. Our Case Study mocks are written in-house by our team of CIMA experts, tailored to the current pre-seen, and modelled closely on the real CIMA papers. Practice in our online exam simulator under timed conditions.

  • 13 Mock Exams per exam window across OCS, MCS and SCS
  • Professionally prepared model answers with every mock
  • Marking services can be added at any time

Mock marking

120+ hours of video lectures by subject experts, covering the entire CIMA syllabus. That's an average of 10 hours per subject. Watch anywhere, anytime. All our lectures are concise, high definition, using only the highest quality audio and example-led visualisations.

  • Special hotspot sessions devote additional time to tricky areas
  • Learning interface keeps track of where you stopped watching
  • View at any speed setting that you prefer

Tutor office hours

"I have tried mocks from other providers, but VIVA's are the best". Neofytus (SCS Aug17) isn't alone in thinking this. Our Case Study mocks are written in-house by our team of CIMA experts, tailored to the current pre-seen, and modelled closely on the real CIMA papers. Practice in our online exam simulator under timed conditions.

  • 13 Mock Exams per exam window across OCS, MCS and SCS
  • Professionally prepared model answers with every mock
  • Marking services can be added at any time
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Your expert tutor
Ashim Kumar

Ashim Kumar has helped thousands of students to success in their accountancy examinations. He leads the ‘Strategic Leadership and Personal Development’ module on the MBA programme at the Gdansk University of Technology. He is a Director at ATC International (Europe/Central Asia) and the EY Training Centre (MENA). Ashim has merged technical knowledge with real-world experience to successfully grow international training businesses. He is currently the CEO at AKA Leadership, a consultancy specialising in the development of future leaders.

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Purchase options

Course Pricing

Choose a single course or our excellent value All Access Pass
Choose from our Standard* or Elite Courses
(*Standard Courses are included in All Access membership)
MCS May/Aug22
Standard Course

A comprehensive online course for the independent learner

Pre-seen Analysis Lectures (4 hrs)
Objective Review Lectures (3 hrs)
E3/F3/P3 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E2/F2/P2 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E1/F1/P1 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
5 Mock Exams with Solutions
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Tutor-Annotated Pre-seen
2 Live Tutor Check-in Sessions
100s of Pages of Course Notes
Unlimited Replays of Live Webinars
Private Student Discussion Group
Live Tutor Workshops (12 hours)
Mock Marking*
Personal Tutor Office Hours
3 Live Mock Debrief Sessions
Private Tutor-Led Forum

Course access runs until 31st of August 2022.
*Mock marking can be purchased separately at any time.

MCS May/Aug22
Elite Course

Ideal for students seeking intensive, personalised 1-to-1 training

Pre-seen Analysis Lectures (4 hrs)
Objective Review Lectures (3 hrs)
E3/F3/P3 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E2/F2/P2 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
E1/F1/P1 Applied Lectures (6 hrs)
5 Mock Exams with Solutions
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Tutor-Annotated Pre-seen
2 Live Tutor Check-in Sessions
100s of Pages of Course Notes
Unlimited replays of live webinars
Private Student Discussion Group
Live Tutor Workshops (12 hours)
Mock Marking for All Mocks
Personal Tutor Office Hours
3 Live Mock Debrief Sessions
Private Tutor-Led Forum

Course access runs until 31st of August 2022.

MCS May/Aug22
Single Course

Access to the MCS May/Aug22 Course until the end of the chosen exam window.

OCS
OCS
E1
E1
P1
P1
F1
F1
MCS
MCS
E2
E2
P2
P2
F2
F2
SCS
SCS
E3
E3
P3
P3
F3
F3

Ideal for those who are soon sitting the MCS but are unsure of their future study plans.

CIMA All Access Pass
All 12 CIMA Courses
Unlimited access to all CIMA Courses for 12 months, inc all Case Study & Objective Test mock exams
OCS
E1
P1
F1
MCS
E2
P2
F2
SCS
E3
P3
F3
Designed for those students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

You can also enrol for a future exam window:

Standard Course: Nov22/Feb23

Elite Course: Nov22/Feb23

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CIMA All Access Pass

Unlimited Access to all CIMA Standard Courses for 12 months. Designed for students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

Access to all CIMA Courses for 12 months

OCS
E1
P1
F1
MCS
E2
P2
F2
SCS
E3
P3
F3

Designed for those students who would like to complete 2 or more courses over the next year.

  • 1,000+ hours of premium CIMA study content
  • All Case Study/Objective Test Mock Exams included
  • Hundreds of hours of on-demand video lectures
  • Downloadable course notes covering entire syllabus
  • All materials automatically updated throughout year
Only £34 per course, saving you £1000s vs buying each course separately!
£369

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I used the SCS Course from VIVA Financial Tuition and it was the best package I purchased throughout all of my CIMA studies.
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I passed my OCS with a scaled score of 137 and got a letter from CIMA saying that I obtained the joint third position for the February 2019 case study and I believe that VIVA's materials really helped to make this possible.
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Despite very difficult personal circumstances, with VIVA's help I managed to not only pass the SCS but to achieve my highest case study score from the 3 levels. Please keep doing what you do as it's so good!
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I used VIVA when I did my MCS in Feb17 after failing the exam once with a different provider and the resources received from VIVA were amazing. I nailed the exam! My only regret is not knowing about them before.
Autum Bressington
VIVA were absolutely key in my CIMA Strategic Case Study exam - where I received first position in the world! I felt extremely supported with VIVA throughout the course, and would recommend them to anybody. I just wish I had found them much earlier in my studies!
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Thank you for the support VIVA has provided. I must acknowledge two factors specifically: one, the structure and content of the course; and two, Laura, the instructor. She is simply the best, and virtually has no competition in the trade!
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Course FAQs

If I fail my exam, will I still have access to the VIVA course?

That depends on the plan you purchase. If you purchase a single case study course, you will have access for the duration of the relevant exam window (i.e. until the final CIMA exam date for that window). If you purchase a single objective test course, you will have 6 months of access to the course from the date of purchase. If you purchase the All Access membership, you will have access to the course (and all courses) for 12 months from the date of purchase. And don’t worry: your subscription/access will not auto-renew. You will be automatically notified when your access is due to expire, but you get to decide whether or not you would like to renew.

How is this course so cheap? I see other tuition providers charging thousands for single courses.

VIVA was born entirely online, and since day one has maintained a small team of dedicated experts. This low cost-base has allowed for relatively high investment in a streamlined online learning platform and high-quality production values. This in turn has allowed us to scale our tuition rapidly, reaching thousands of students across the world.

Our low cost-base and scaled delivery affords us the luxury of being able to charge radically lower prices for premium-grade courses than traditional, brick-and-mortar tuition providers (or online providers with bloated administration and sales teams who target and service large institutional clients).

What’s VIVA’s pass rate?

Due to GDPR restrictions, it is increasingly difficult to compile our students’ pass rates whether directly or via CIMA. However, VIVA has had consistently high pass rates over the years, and this is attested to by the fact that VIVA was awarded the prestigious Global Pass Rate Excellence Award in 2020 by CIMA itself.

Make sure to check out what students are saying about us here.

Does VIVA offer feedback/marking on students’ mock exam answers?

Yes. After you purchase a Case Study course or All Access membership with VIVA, you will be offered the chance to add marking services to your account. You will be able to purchase corrections for anywhere from 1 mock exam to 5 mock exams, and these can be used during any of the Case Study exam windows. Once you have 5 mock exams corrected (whether during one exam window or across several), you can repurchase corrections services as and when needed.

Case Study Elite course students have marking for 5 mock exams included as standard.

Can I download the video lessons, or view them offline?

No, the video lessons can only be viewed online on VIVA’s website and may not be downloaded due to copyright restrictions.

What if I don’t like the course? Is there some kind of money back guarantee?

Yes, if within 72 hours of purchasing you are not satisfied with VIVA’s course, you are entitled to claim an immediate refund - no questions asked.

I have another question that is not answered here. How can I get in touch with VIVA?

If you're still confused, just drop us an email at info@vivatuition.com, or use our live chat box (bottom right), and a member of the team will be happy to help.