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Operational Case Study Course - May 2017



Full course contents


Video exam guides by Nick Best


CIMA Tutor and Case Study Exam Expert Nick Best will be giving you the best advice and tips on all the key areas of the exam, using
his many years of experience to give you precise instructions on what you need to do to pass this paper

Our Study Text


Nick has written a complete Study Text giving you all of the key information you need to know in order to pass the Operational Case
Study Exam



OCS Pre-seen Materials by our CIMA OCS tutor James Nutting


Pre-seen Analysis


This series give you a paragraph-by-paragraph guide to the pre-seen, picking up all the key issues from the pre-seen and examining how that relates to the company, and what you need to do with that information in the exam.


Watch the first video in this series (full screen viewing is recommended)


Strategic Analysis of the Pre-seen


James gives a detailed Strategic Analysis of the pre-seen using the key strategic models and theories to give you an in-depth

understanding of the organisation and its position in the market. The Strategic Analysis is available in both video and written format.








Top 10 Issues


Our tutor identifies 10 detailed "could be" issues that may come up in the exam and gives guidance on how to deal with them in your answer including advice on which models to use and key points you should raise. This is available in written and video format.


Industry Analysis


Comparisons between the fictional company to a similar real life organisation giving you all the necessary information, including wider industry analysis that you will need to know for the exam. The Industry Analysis includes both a written document and a video.


Two Online Masterclasses - All day tuition and revision sessions


Our Masterclasses are live, all day (9am-3:30pm), Exam focused events. They are hosted online and are recorded for students that cannot attend live.


Masterclass 1 - The Keys to Passing the OCS - Date: Saturday 8th April 2017


Understand what it takes to pass this exam, and what YOU will have to do to ensure you pass

Find out what the examiner says you must do to pass OCS AND what you must avoid

Learn the skills of effective planning with our live demonstration of answer planning

Gain an overview of the key points from the current pre-seen

Learn how to use the pre-seen to score marks in the exam

Be prepared for the 10 models most likely to be examined based on the current pre-seen

Learn the writing style that maximises your marks in the exam

Master your time management – the area many students tell us is the biggest barrier from them passing OCS


Masterclass 2 - The Revision Masterclass - Date: Saturday 6th May 2017


Learn what the examiner is saying are students' key mistakes and identify which ones you are still making!

Learn our top 10 most likely issues in your exam based on the current pre-seen

Identify if you are using the pre-seen information as you should be - the examiner says you must!

Review the key elements of passing OCS, and based on a script you have written, identify your key areas for improvement to score more marks on exam day

Learn our pre-prepared paragraphs based on your pre-seen which you can memorise that are guaranteed to score you extra marks in the exam

Hear what our markers are saying about OCS scripts they are marking and what they say you should do to improve

Review our key tips for saving time in the exam to ensure you complete every part on exam day

Learn our top industry examples from our industry pack which you can use to score marks

Share industry examples with others on the day to create a pack of great examples to use in your exam


Three Online Mock Exams with Detailed marking and feedback


Our online system for the Case Study Exam has been endorsed and praised by CIMA, see a sample of our mock exam system here. You will have access to 3 full mock exams which will be marked by our qualified and experienced team of markers



We pride ourselves in providing industry leading levels of feedback on your mock exams using our unique marking checklist. You will see each mock exam marked on the same checklist so you can compare each mock and see in which areas you continue to fall down, enabling you to clarify where and how you need to improve.


As an OCS student you will be assigned your own OCS Exam Marker who will mark your mock exams and give you detailed guidance and advice. These tutors are highly experienced and know exactly what you need to do to pass.







Ethics Pack


The recent examiners report also mentioned that ethical issues were often overlooked by candidates or they were only briefly addressed in their answers. To ensure that you are ready for any ethics question, we have designed a pack which contains all the information you need to know on the topic.


Personal advice and guidance


In addition to the detailed, personal mock feedback you also receive


Access to the course’s private forum:

As part of the course there will be several progress reviews to ensure you remain on track towards the exam


The Astranti Pass Guarantee - The best guarantee in the industry


Unlike most big name CIMA tuition providers, we provide a fully comprehensive pass guarantee for our Operational Case Study Course. We are confident that you will pass first time but should you complete the Astranti Course and go on to fail the exam, you can sit the next course absolutely free. Please read our terms and conditions and pass guarantee requirements for more information.

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Astranti Online Course

Comprehensive Study Text



Preseen Analysis





Usually included as 1 day of the classroom course




4-5 hour in depth video tutorial which can been re-watched at your convenience

Focused tuition on how to pass the exam





Complete video series to guide you through the exam which can be watched at any time

Exam Revision Day









As part of our 2 online masterclasses we run a final exam revision day on the weekend before your exam

3 Marked Mock Exams



Feedback on mock exams



Discussion and debate with other students





Online discussion pages where you can ask chat to your fellow course members

Classroom based






Experienced tutors






You may not have a tutor who is experienced in the CIMA Case Study exam




Nick Best is a leading expert on the CIMA Case Study Exams and has had experience tutoring for many years of exam sittings. All of our tutors and markers are CIMA qualified and know what it takes to pass

Online forum and discussion





We have online discussion pages where you can ask questions to your fellow course members

Ongoing tutor support







But in a class of 20-30 students it can be difficult to get your needs met or questions answered




Our online discussion pages are monitored by Nick and the Astranti Tutor team so you can get quick answers to any questions. You will also be assigned your own Mock Exam marker who can answer further questions on your scripts

Ongoing progress reviews





You will need to submit progress reports to indicate how you are progressing through the course

Industry analysis overview and guide



Flexible Learning at your convenience





All of your materials, videos and access to discussion pages are available instantly from anywhere with an Internet connection

Full pass guarantee



Usually a "resit" course is provided which does not contain the full level of tuition given in the initial course




You can sit the next full course for free should you fail to pass your exam

Well known brand



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Cost

£1299+

Only £699

Our Double Guarantee


We are full confidence you will find the course is what you need to help you pass the exam and so offer two guarantees:


1.  14 day money back guarantee


If, within, 14 days of signing up you are not happy in anyway, you can obtain a full refund on the fees. We are really confident you'll find the quality of the material and support very high and will be confident that it's what you need to pass - but if you don't, you can get all your money back at any time within that first 14 day period.


2.  Pass guarantee


If you complete the full course and still don't pass the real exam, you can continue with us to the next course at no additional charge. We're very confident that people who complete the whole course will pass, but as long as you continue to complete subsequent courses, you can also continue at no additional charge, ensuring this is the last fee you’ll ever have pay for passing your exam.


As evidence of completing the full course, you will need to do a brief summary of each video, attend the Masterclasses (or summarise them if you listen later), and submit your answer scripts for the 3 mock exams according to the deadlines in the course timetable, achieving an average score of 40% in the exams as evidence of a reasonable attempt having been made.

Join the Course for May 2017

One-off payment of £699

3 monthly instalments of £249

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A note from Nick:


Having tutored TOPCIMA at BPP, Kaplan, Reed Business School and First Intuition, I do believe that they all provide excellent quality courses, and I would highly recommend all of them, particularly compared with trying to go it alone, which is very hard to do in this exam.

However they have significant overheads in their training centres that at Astranti we do not have, and that enables us to provide high quality courses at a significantly lower price. I do hope you decide to join us.

Join the Course for May 2017

One-off payment of £699

3 monthly instalments of £249