This page gives you details of where to obtain tuition material for the exams, and provides some guides to help you plan your studies.
The Actuarial Education Company (ActEd) is contracted to provide actuarial tuition for students, both by correspondence courses and in person. Their website offers a brochure with information on tuition materials and fees.
ActEd provide and sell all the study material for the courses, and this material is not available from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
The Actuarial Education Company
First Floor, Kimber House
1 Kimber Road
Abingdon OX14 1BZ
The University of Leicester can also provide study material for subject CT1 (Certificate in Financial Mathematics)
Past exam papers
Exam papers and examiners' reports from 1999 onwards are available. Specimen exam papers for new and revised subjects are also available on the individual subject pages.
Formulae and tables
The second edition of the Formulae and tables book will be provided during the exams. You can buy your own copy from the eShop.
The first edition is available to help you work through older exam papers.
You can find further guidance on mathematics, with a detailed breakdown of the skills required for each of the Core Technical subjects, at the right hand side of this page.
Suggested study hours and pattern
The time you need to spend on a particular subject will vary, and will be different for every student. The quality of study time is far more important than the quantity. Our Suggested study hours and suggestions for Planning a route through the exams will help you.
The study session from May to September is shorter and so it may be difficult for you to study at the same rate. If you study every session with no failures, you might expect to attain Associateship within two years, or Fellowship within three years.
Guide to the specialist applications exams
We have prepared a Guide to the specialist applications exams that will give you information on the format, purpose and skills required for these exams.