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Below are the recommended timeframes within which the CSSA Qualifying Scheme modules must be completed:

Course Time Comment
CSSA Programmes 1-3 (13 subjects) 6 years The CSSA Programmes should be completed within six years of initial registration.
CSSA International Qualifying Board Examination 3 year One application will be permitted for an extension of one year only.







Access to learning materials

No tuition materials are provided for the IBS or CIS programmes. The Institute provides a list of recommended textbooks which students should purchase.

At Board level, the basic study support package textbooks can be purchased from our offices.

It is therefore essential that students have internet access and an email address. Students who have enrolled and paid in full all fees due, will be entitled to access the package through login with a dedicated password.

This website will promote discussion and students are encouraged to interact with each other and form study groups. Registered students can access the discussion forum via the login link.


What type of computer will you need?

Below are rough guidelines to computer capacity and functionality should you be purchasing your own computer:

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.5Ghz / AMD Athlon XP 2000+ CPU
  • 20 Gb hard disk
  • USB port and a memory "flash stick"
  • CD-ROM
  • 256 Mb DDR-RAM (the bigger the memory the better)
  • Windows XP Professional / Windows 2000 / Windows ME Professional (for students) (recommended) but Open Source software may also be used.
  • MS Office 2003/MS Office XP Professional / MS Office 2000 Professional (recommended) but Open Source software may also be used.
  • V.90 56k internal modem (526K ISDN ideal)
  • IE v5.5 or later / Mozilla web browser