Operational Level

Operational Case Study

Comprehensive online CIMA OCS courses covering every exam window (November/February and May/August).

  • 29 hours of course content
  • On-demand video lectures
  • Applied theory sessions
  • 3 Mock Exams with Solutions
  • Downloadable lesson notes
  • ACCA exam debrief lectures
  • 100s of Practice Questions
  • 250 exam-grade questions
  • Specimen exam debriefs
  • 130 exam-grade questions
  • Theory review lessons of key topics
  • Mock exam debriefs

Start learning from only £199

AWARD-winning tuition

World-beating Pass Rates in 2023

Course Features

Comprehensive online CIMA OCS courses covering every exam window (November/February and May/August).

On-demand Video Lectures

HD video lectures covering the entire syllabus delivered by expert tutors. Crisp audio and vivid examples, accessible from anywhere.

Best-in-class Mock Exams

Prepare with realistic exams designed by CIMA gurus for each window. Our online simulator offers real test conditions to practice with precision.

Full Syllabus Course Notes

Download detailed course notes on the complete syllabus. Crafted with clarity, these concise and clear guides are filled with real-world examples.

ACCA Specimen Exam Debriefs

Your tutor walks you through every question from the ACCA LW specimen exam, explaining how you should answer on exam day.

Mock Exam Debriefs

Your tutor walks you through every question from two ACCA TX mock exams, explaining how you should answer on exam day.

OT Theory Reviews

Handy on-demand review lessons covering the key topics from the E, F and P pillars.

Applied Theory

Our famous E/F/P Applied sessions identify the key theories from your OT studies, and model how to apply them in your answers on exam day.

Specimen Exam Debriefs

Your tutor walks you through every question from the ACCA AA specimen exam, explaining how you should answer on exam day.

Elite Course

Our Elite Courses include everything from the Standard Course offerings, plus a range of personalised and exclusive features that will guarantee you pass your exams.

Live Workshops

Our Elite courses include live, interactive sessions with your tutor and a small cohort of Elite students. Personalised guidance on exam technique and marking criteria.

Private Tutor Access

Elite students get round-the-clock support from their tutor, via office hours, forum access and live interactive sessions.

Personalised Marking

Mock marking comes as standard for all mock exams on the Elite courses. Our experienced markers give personalised feedback, not just generic advice.

Mock Exam Debriefs

Your tutor will guide you through full mock exam questions, explaining how to approach answering each component, things to avoid, etc.

Writing Workshops

Your Elite tutor will host sessions focusing on exam writing technique, giving demonstrations and inviting collaboration on constructing answers that are sure to pass.

Elite Students' Forum

VIVA's partnership with Circle offers access to a modern private community platform to connect with Elite colleagues, share ideas, and receive guidance and discussion ideas from your tutor.

Pass Guarantee

*We're so confident in the power of our Elite Courses, that we guarantee your pass. If you meet the conditions and still somehow don't pass, we will grant you free access to the next Elite Course.

Course Syllabus

Operational Case Study covers real-world problem-solving: applying operational theories to practical business challenges.

Download the course calendar and pre-seen here:

Pre-course work

7.5 hours of training
E1 Objective Theory Review
F1 Objective Theory Review
P1 Objective Theory Review
Preparing for the Case
Exam Day Strategy
OCS Good Answer v Bad Answer

Week 1

5.25 hours of training
Pre-seen Analysis (Part 1 of 2)
Industry Analysis
Pre-seen Analysis (Part 2 of 2)
Detailed Overview of Exam & Marking Process

Week 2

5 hours of training
E1 Applied
Mock Exam 1
Mock Exam 1 Marking & Feedback

Week 3

5 hours of training
F1 Applied
Mock Exam 1 Debrief Session
Mock Exam 2 Marking & Feedback
Mock Exam 2
Mock Exam 2 Debrief Session

Week 4

5 hours of training
P1 Applied
Mock Exam 3
Mock Exam 3 Debrief Session
Mock Exam 3 Marking & Feedback

Week 5

1.25 hours of training
Answer Construction and Time Management
Key Issues

Week 6

Exam Question Practice & Final Recommendations

Week 7

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Week 8

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Your Tutor

Catherine Shirley
CGMA, BA

Senior Teaching Fellow at Birmingham City University with over 15+ years experience in lecturing, writing and examining. Catherine specialises in management accounting, financial management and auditing and is an OCS expert.

course pricing

Choose your exam window

Select the tab corresponding to your preferred exam window, and then choose between the Standard or Elite Course (features explained in detail above).

The course runs for 6 weeks, starting on Mar 23, 2024.

Feature
Standard
Elite*
Interactive Workshops
Personal Mock Marking
Private Tutor Access
Mock Debrief Lessons
Exam Technique Sessions
Private Student Forum
On-demand video lectures
Tutor-annotated Pre-seen
Applied Theory Sessions (E/F/P Pillars)
3 Mock Exams with Solutions
Downloadable Course Notes
OT Theory Reviews
£199
£599
£199
£599
£199
£599
Elite Course Payment Options

We offer two payment options.

Instalments
One-payment
Pay Today
£99
£599
6 x £100 monthly instalments
£600
-
Total
£699
£599

The course runs for 5 weeks, starting on Jul 06, 2024.

Feature
Standard
Elite
Tutor workshops
Personal Mock Marking
Private Tutor Access
Exam debriefs
Writing workshops
Elite Student Forum
Live webinars
Video Lectures
Applied Theory
Mock Exams
Lesson Notes
Theory Reviews
Pass Guarantee
£199
£599
Elite Course Payment Options

We offer two payment options.

Instalments
One-payment
Pay Today
£99
£599
6 x £100 monthly instalments
£600
-
Total
£699
£599

The course runs for 6 weeks, starting on Sep 20, 2024.

Feature
Standard
Elite
Tutor workshops
Personal Mock Marking
Private Tutor Access
Exam debriefs
Writing workshops
Elite Student Forum
Live webinars
Video Lectures
Applied Theory
Mock Exams
Lesson Notes
Theory Reviews
Pass Guarantee
£199
£599
Elite Course Payment Options

We offer two payment options.

Instalments
One-payment
Pay Today
£99
£599
6 x £100 monthly instalments
£600
-
Total
£699
£599

The course runs for 5 weeks, starting on Jan 03, 2025.

Feature
Standard
Elite
Tutor workshops
Personal Mock Marking
Private Tutor Access
Exam debriefs
Writing workshops
Elite Student Forum
Live webinars
Video Lectures
Applied Theory
Mock Exams
Lesson Notes
Theory Reviews
Pass Guarantee
£199
£599
Elite Course Payment Options

We offer two payment options.

Instalments
One-payment
Pay Today
£99
£599
6 x £100 monthly instalments
£600
-
Total
£699
£599
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