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I’m an All Access member. How is this different to the standard SCS course I already have access to? (SCS Elite)

With the standard course, you cannot avail of the six 2-hour-long live workshop sessions with your tutor; the private Elite student study group (hosted by Circle and moderated by your tutor); the personalised mock marking for all 5 mock exams; nor the private officer hours with your tutor. The Elite course unlocks all of this additional, personalised content to maximise your chances of passing first time.

What if I take this course and still fail my exam? (SCS Elite)

That would be surprising! We typically see our Elite Course students register huge improvements and almost all of them pass.

However, if you do sit the exam and fail, you can avail of our pass guarantee which allows you to sit the next SCS Elite Course we host completely free of charge.

How do the instalments work? (SCS Elite)

We try to make it as easy as possible for students, as we know the CIMA journey can be a costly one. Here’s how our Elite payment plan works:

  • Pay a small one-time deposit of just £99 to secure your place and start studying
  • One month later, you’ll be notified to pay the first £100 instalment
  • In two months, you’ll be sent the second payment link of £100
  • And so on until you have covered the remainder of £600
How much will this cost? (SCS Elite)

Less than you might think. As always, VIVA aims to offer best-in-class CIMA tuition at a price that traditional tuition providers cannot match.

While other tuition providers offer courses with similar features from £799 to £1,500, VIVA's Elite Course costs just £699. And there’s no compromise on quality - attested to by VIVA’s track record of prizewinning students and award-winning courses (CIMA Global Pass Rate Excellence Award 2020)

I’m an All Access member. How is this different to the standard MCS course I already have access to? (MCS Elite)

With the standard course, you cannot avail of the six 2-hour-long live workshop sessions with your tutor; the private Elite student study group (hosted by Circle and moderated by your tutor); the personalised mock marking for all 5 mock exams; nor the private officer hours with your tutor. The Elite course unlocks all of this additional, personalised content to maximise your chances of passing first time.

What if I take this course and still fail my exam? (MCS Elite)

That would be surprising! We typically see our Elite Course students register huge improvements and almost all of them pass.

However, if you do sit the exam and fail, you can avail of our pass guarantee which allows you to sit the next MCS Elite Course we host completely free of charge.

How do the instalments work? (MCS Elite)

We try to make it as easy as possible for students, as we know the CIMA journey can be a costly one. Here’s how our Elite payment plan works:

  • Pay a small one-time deposit of just £99 to secure your place and start studying
  • One month later, you’ll be notified to pay the first £100 instalment
  • In two months, you’ll be sent the second payment link of £100
  • And so on until you have covered the remainder of £500
How much will this cost? (MCS Elite)

Less than you might think. As always, VIVA aims to offer best-in-class CIMA tuition at a price that traditional tuition providers cannot match.

While other tuition providers offer courses with similar features from £799 to £1,500, VIVA's Elite Course costs just £599. And there’s no compromise on quality - attested to by VIVA’s track record of prizewinning students and award-winning courses (CIMA Global Pass Rate Excellence Award 2020)

Still got doubts?

Just email us at info@vivatuition.com and one of our student support staff will be happy to explain everything to you.

I’m an All Access member. How is this different to the standard OCS course I already have access to? (OCS Elite)

With the standard course, you cannot avail of the six 2-hour-long live workshop sessions with your tutor; the private Elite student study group (hosted by Circle and moderated by your tutor); the personalised mock marking for all 3 mock exams; nor the private officer hours with your tutor. The Elite course unlocks all of this additional, personalised content to maximise your chances of passing first time.

What if I take this course and still fail my exam? (OCS Elite)

That would be surprising! We typically see our Elite Course students register huge improvements and almost all of them pass.

However, if you do sit the exam and fail, you can avail of our pass guarantee which allows you to sit the next OCS Elite Course we host completely free of charge.

How do the instalments work? (OCS Elite)

We try to make it as easy as possible for students, as we know the CIMA journey can be a costly one. Here’s how our Elite payment plan works:

  • Pay a small one-time deposit of just £99 to secure your place and start studying
  • One month later, you’ll be notified to pay the first £100 instalment
  • In two months, you’ll be sent the second payment link of £100
  • And so on until you have covered the remainder of £400
How much will this cost? (OCS Elite)

Less than you might think. As always, VIVA aims to offer best-in-class CIMA tuition at a price that traditional tuition providers cannot match.

While other tuition providers offer courses with similar features from £799 to £1,500, VIVA's Elite Course costs just £499. And there’s no compromise on quality - attested to by VIVA’s track record of prizewinning students and award-winning courses (CIMA Global Pass Rate Excellence Award 2020)

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.

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’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.

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.

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).

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.