IIA Advanced Diploma students complete four theory modules, with exams, and a personal Professional Experience Journal (PEJ).
You will be studying at postgraduate level, so there will be reading and research in addition to the learning text provided. The learning programme will support you by providing both the essential learning material and further reading you need to prepare for exam success.
You should plan to spend about 150 hours on each module. Remember to also allow time to do the assignment and the mock exam.
A valuable and rewarding aspect of studying for the IIA Advanced Diploma is completing your Professional Experience Journal (PEJ).
The purpose of the PEJ is to confirm that you have met the learning objectives and competencies outlined in the Advanced Diploma syllabus. Reflecting on your work and how it relates to your studies will develop your critical skills and help you become a more effective internal auditor.
Your PEJ will include evidence such as presentations you have made, notes from interviews, minutes from meetings and project plans.
You will show that you have relevant practical internal audit experience and how you have contributed to your organisation during this time. Your workplace manager will sign off your completed PEJ.
Your PEJ must be submitted within three years of starting the qualification or by 1 May 2018, whichever is earliest.