Placing your first order

We strongly recommend that you order all Paper, Marking & Electronic products and Tutorials using our online store.

Alternatively, if you prefer to order by email/fax/post, please use our Materials Application form and/or Tutorial Application form.

If you are not sure which products to order, we have further guidance on our Help and Advice for New Students page. If you are sitting Subject CT3 as a non-member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, please click here.


Your ActEd Student Number

If you are ordering from us for the first time then please use the “Enter Details” button when you are asked to login to the online store. If you are using an order form then please write “New Student” across the top of the form and leave the reference number blank.

You will allocated an ActEd Student number when we process your first order and we will subsequently use this on all personal correspondence from ActEd. Please note that it is not the same as your Actuarial Reference Number (ARN) used by the IFoA – we are separate organisations.

Please quote/use your ActEd Student Number for all subsequent orders to avoid any unnecessary delays with your order.

Ad-hoc emails

We occasionally send ad-hoc emails to students to inform them about developments relating to their studies, for example, updates to course materials, availability of new products. There is a section on the order form where you can indicate if you do not wish to receive such correspondence.

Equal opportunities

If you have a learning disability and/or learning difficulty and/or health problem which you would like us to be aware of then please let us know when you order and someone from ActEd will contact you to establish what additional support we can provide for you.

Ordering Paper Products/eBooks Before Tutorials

As our tutorials are based around the course notes and therefore require students to have worked through some or all of the current course notes before each tutorial, you should order your core study material before or at the same time as registering on tutorials. If you order tutorials before your core study material, your application may be delayed while we try to contact you to advise you of the situation.

Invoicing and payment

Unless your company has pre-arranged payment facilities with ActEd, we will require payment in advance. If you wish to pay by card, we strongly recommend that you use our online store. Alternatively, if you are unable to access the online store, we will issue an invoice on receipt of your order form, which will require payment before your order is processed. Please do not provide credit card details via email.

Invoices to be settled by your employer will be addressed to you personally at your office address unless your employer has already authorised the use of its company account for your order. If you would like us to address these invoices differently, please give details when you order. Please provide your company’s requisition number, if applicable, when you place your order. If invoices are not settled within 30 days we may block future orders and/or prevent you from using on-going services (eg marking and tutorials) without offering any refund.

For provisional tutorials you will receive an invoice for your tutorial place shortly after the relevant finalisation date.

Confirmation of orders

Paper, Marking & Electronic products
When you place your order online you will receive an automated confirmation email generated by the online store. Your order will be checked and processed as soon as possible, after which you will receive a second email to update you on your order.

Tutorials
When you place your order online you will receive an automated confirmation email. We will email you shortly after with details of your tutorial booking(s). If you do not receive an acknowledgement within four days for each course you have applied for, please email ActEd immediately to check that we have received your order.


Delivery of materials

When will the materials arrive?
UK and South African students normally receive their material within four to five working days (assuming that the relevant availability date has passed). Orders from other overseas students typically take between 5 and 15 days to arrive but please be aware that delivery may take longer than this and we recommend that you order as early as possible (3-4 weeks before you wish to start studying).

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