Strategic Level

SCS 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 May22 course (the first webinar takes place on March 31st)
what will you be learning?

Course Syllabus

Approximately 52 hours of award-winning course content awaits you - comprising live webinars, on-demand video lectures, downloadable course notes, live workshops and much more. Your SCS tutor will break down the May/Aug22 pre-seen document in plain English, and unlock the secrets to constructing an excellent exam answer. Integrated mock exam practice on VIVA's exam simulator will allow you to apply the insights gained throughout this course.

Pre-course work
8.5 hours of tuition
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E3 Objective Theory Review
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We start with a series of handy review lessons covering the CIMA E3 Strategic Management syllabus. This will refresh your memory on the key topics and models from your E3 studies ahead of digging into the pre-seen, with some handy questions at the end to see if your E3 knowledge is up to date. Review the strategy process, the organisational ecosystem, strategic options, choices and control, as well as digital strategy.
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F3 Objective Theory Review
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Your F3 expert takes you on a whistlestop tour of the key theories and principles from your CIMA F3 Financial Strategy studies, making sure your memory is fresh on key areas of financial policy, long-term funds, financial risk and business evaluations. Again, confirm your recall with 30 test questions at the end of the lesson.
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P3 Objective Theory Review
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The final Objective Test theory review sessions take you through CIMA P3 Risk Management. Make sure you’re up to speed on enterprise risk, strategic risk, internal controls and cyber risk. 30 exam-style questions at the end of the lesson sequence will ensure there are no glaring holes in your knowledge.
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Preparing for the Case
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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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Exam Day Strategy
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Though exam day might be some time away, it’s crucial to grasp at an early stage what to look out for on the day of the SCS exam. Knowing now what is expected of you on exam day will help you to more effectively analyse and interpret the pre-seen materials. Here you will be introduced to a CIMA examiner’s criteria, what good planning and time management involve, how to win easy marks, and crucially, avoiding the traps that many CIMA students fall into!
Mar 31, 2022 19:00
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Introduction to the SCS
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In this session, we will be doing an overview of the SCS 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 9, 2022 11:00
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Course Kick-Off & Pre-seen Analysis (Part 1 of 2)
Meet with your VIVA Case Study tutor live for the first time. Your tutor will explain the nuts and bolts of the rest of the course, the timeline, and then work through the first half of the May22 pre-seen document. Pose any questions you may have during the Q&A session.
Apr 10, 2022 11:00
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Industry Analysis
For this lesson our team has collated the most relevant facts and figures from the real-world industry. This will give you additional insights and information that you can use to anticipate exam-day scenarios, as well as supplement your exam answers.
Apr 11, 2022 19:00
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Pre-seen Analysis (Part 2 of 2)
A deep dive into the second half of the SCS pre-seen document. Every paragraph and financial statement of the pre-seen will be interpreted in a jargon-free manner, while indicating which theories from your Strategic level Objective Test studies you should be looking at in each case.
Apr 12, 2022 17:00
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Office Hours 1
The office hours are a chance for you to have a more relaxed, informal chat with your elite tutor, raising any personal doubts or concerns you might have regarding the exam. You and other students can join your tutor during these 60 minute open-ended sessions.
Apr 16, 2022 11:00
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Detailed Overview of Exam & Marking Process
In this lesson, you will be introduced to your tutor & your Elite colleagues. Students will learn about the details of the SCS exam, and the layout of the exam. You will be shown resources and links for exam papers, solutions and the Pearson Test Drive facility. You will gain a grounding in the exam creation process (blueprints), understand the marking scheme and how your exam will be graded. Your tutor will recommend a study pathway (i.e. what should the student be doing now + the next few weeks). Remaining time will be allocated to suggesting potential scenarios / theories of interest.
Week 2
6 hours of tuition
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Mock Exam
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Mock Exam 1
Time to get that first mock exam attempt under your belt! Don’t feel 100% prepared? Don’t worry, that’s actually a good thing. Practising early gives you more time to alter course on exam technique if you need to, or refine your skills. You’ll discover why VIVA's CIMA mock papers are generally considered best in class. Mock 1 includes several pre-seen specific tasks across three sections. All VIVA mocks apply to the current pre-seen and correspond to official CIMA grading criteria. Model answers included.
Apr 21, 2022 17:00
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Open Q&A Session
Now that you're a few sessions in, it's a good time to take stock with your VIVA tutor. Raise any doubts or concerns you might have thus far in this live session.
Apr 23, 2022 11:00
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Mock Exam 1 Review
In this lesson, your tutor will walk you through the first set of mock questions & model solutions. She 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 26, 2022 19:00
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F3 Applied
Our “Applied” sessions are hugely popular among CIMA students, as they give you concrete examples of how you should utilise Objective Test theory to build your answers. This first F3 Applied session identifies several relevant F3 theories and principles and shows you how these can be incorporated into effective case study exam answers.
Apr 27, 2022 19:00
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E3 Applied
In this E3 Applied session, you’ll see how key principles from E3 can be usefully applied to the pre-seen to generate compelling answers.
Apr 28, 2022 19:00
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P3 Applied
This final Applied session focuses on P3. You will discover how specific theoretical elements from P3 reveal key insights into the pre-seen, and how those insights can support strong exam answers.
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Mock Exam 2
After seeing how Objective Test theory ought to be utilised in your first Applied session, it’s your turn to see if you can put this new perspective into practice with Mock 2. Here we have new scenarios across three sections, challenging you on different aspects of the pre-seen information. After you finish, another set of model answers are ready for your perusal.
Apr 30, 2022 11:00
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Mock Exam 2 Review
In this lesson, your tutor will debrief you on VIVA's second mock exam. You should by now have sat your second mock exam, and so your tutor will spend time discussing trouble spots & the most approaches to answering the questions. As always, students will have a chance to clarify any doubts after sitting the mock exam.
Week 4
6 hours of tuition
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Mock Exam 3
Time to get stuck into Mock 3! Take on more novel exam scenarios across three sections.
May 7, 2022 9:30
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Key Issues
In this final lesson, your tutor draws together all the threads from the previous sessions to isolate the most essential issues and clues from the pre-seen document, helping you to orient yourself ahead of exam day.
May 7, 2022 11:00
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Mock Exam 3 Review
By now you should be hitting your stride, after having completed your third VIVA mock exam. Again, in this session your tutor will debrief you on mock exam 3, explaining optimal approaches to answering, things to avoid, and how you could best go about planning and writing an answer.
Week 5
6 hours of tuition
May 10, 2022 17:00
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Office Hours 2
The final office hour session before the big day, where you can run any niggling worries or confusions you still have by your tutor.
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Mock Exam 4
The fourth mock exam presents you with more unique scenarios across three sections. Bring together all you have learned from the applied sessions to push yourself onto the next level.
May 14, 2022 11:00
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Mock Exam 4 Review
In this penultimate workshop session, you, your cohort and tutor will work together on mock exam technique based on the lessons learned after completing your fourth mock exam. Reflecting on mistakes, insights, and technique, after this session you should be feeling ready to sit your real exam.
Week 6
6 hours of tuition
May 17, 2022 17:00
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End of Course Check + Q&A
In this final live session you get the opportunity to come together with other students and review some of the key pieces of guidance and advice from throughout the course. There will also be time at the end for you to raise any questions and doubts you might have before the exam.
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Mock Exam 5
The fifth and final mock exam is where you should be looking to perfect your exam technique, and take stock of everything you have learned to date. Here we have more new exam tasks across three sections.
May 22, 2022 11:00
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Exam Question Practice & Final Recommendations
In this lesson, the tutor will run through a set of exam style questions and will answer these questions live. The tutor will also run through important exam tips & strategies. Examiner's feedback will be discussed as an additional reinforcement of the strategies given. All questions flagged in advance will be answered.
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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
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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
Laura Winkworth

A former Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte, Laura is now an active financial tutor across the ACCA, AAT, ACA and CIMA qualifications. "Laura is simply the best instructor I've had, and virtually has no competition in the trade!" -John Cyriac, Nov21 SCS student.

Laura is VIVA's SCS expert.

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VIVA was one of only six tuition providers worldwide to win the prestigious CIMA Global Pass Rate Excellence Award in 2020.

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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)
SCS 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.

SCS 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.

SCS May/Aug22
Single Course

Access to the SCS 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 SCS 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.

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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!
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Before I signed up with VIVA's course I was already enrolled with another tuition provider, and the way VIVA runs this course is 100x better! I will highly recommend you to my coworkers who are early in their CIMA journey.
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I recommend VIVA's approach to teaching because the courses are succinct, comprehensive and focused on practice which makes them very effective. I received very constructive feedback on my mocks.
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I want to thank VIVA for bringing to a successful end my study journey. I only wish I knew about VIVA earlier! Since using VIVA, I have passed my final exams.
Sooman Cho
The value for money of this package is just next level. I was amazed by the quality of their videos, and the marked mocks were sensational.
Godson Kumah
I have passed my SCS using VIVA. I had failed 3 times with other tuition providers. The difference for me was expert feedback on the mock exams.
Emma Newton
I have used VIVA for all three Case Studies, passing first time on all three. I could not have done it without VIVA's help! Hands down, the best resource out there for CIMA Case Studies.
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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.