ACCA Platinum Approved learning partner status
ACCA Platinum Approved learning partner status: Details about the platinum learning partner:
WHO IS IT FOR?
Suitable for those Gold ALPs that:
- continue to meet the targets for Gold approval
- have met additional pass rate targets and
- have met Platinum best practice statements.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
£750 payable annually.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
In addition to the Gold ALP benefits, Platinum ALPs can take advantage of:
- access to our market information package.
- access to the ‘ask the examiner’
- our examination review board
- our learning providers conference
- advertising opportunities*
- invitation to our biennial global learning providers conference*
- invitation to our regional learning providers conferences*.
*subject to a fee
ACCA Platinum Approved learning partner status
HOW WILL I BECOME ELIGIBLE?
We will contact you if you become eligible to apply for Platinum ALP status.
As a Gold ALP, you can become eligible if you:
- are able to demonstrate excellence in student expectation and policy, and student experience and continuous improvement
- have met Platinum pass rate targets over at least two consecutive, combined exam sessions (ie considering all four sessions within a 12-month period)
- continuously receive positive student feedback
- teach the ACCA qualification is a pre-requisite of Platinum approval.
HOW DO I APPLY?
We will contact you if you become eligible to apply for Platinum ALP status. This will normally happen after the release of the June and December results. You cannot apply for Platinum approval before we invite you to do so.
Other Details about Partner:
Our Approved Learning Partner (ALP) programme gives formal recognition to leading learning providers for the quality tuition and support that they offer to our students. It is the platform where we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship, increasing the global availability of effective and innovative course delivery and first-class student support.
We regard our relationship with learning providers as fundamental to the success of its student body. The provision of good tuition, wherever we have students, is a key factor in assisting students in the successful completion of their examinations.
Our Approved Learning Partners demonstrate that they meet our performance targets, representing global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The aims of our Approved Learning Partner programme are to:
- approve the highest quality ACCA learning providers who have demonstrated their success in supporting students through the ACCA and Foundations Level qualifications
- support our learning partners in providing students with the opportunity to succeed.
There are three levels of approval
|Silver||Available to learning providers new to teaching or unable to demonstrate our performance targets for Gold approval.|
|Gold||Available to learning providers providing tuition for any of our qualifications (ACCA, Foundations in Accountancy). To be eligible for approval at this level, learning providers must meet a range of challenging performance targets covering the institution’s overall operation.|
|Platinum||Only available to learning providers which teach the ACCA Qualification as part of their course delivery. In addition to the criteria which must be satisfied for gold approval, providers must meet further best practice statements and also meet specific pass rate targets. We will contact you if you become eligible to apply for Platinum Approved Learning Partner status.|
ACCA Platinum Approved learning partner status: Details about ACCA:
Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA). From June 2016, ACCA recorded that it has 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries. ACCA’s headquarters are in London with principal administrative office in Glasgow. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,100 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide employee development.
The term ‘Chartered’ in ACCA qualification refers to the Royal Charter granted in 1974.
Chartered Certified Accountant is a legally protected term. Individuals who describe themselves as Chartered Certified Accountants must be members of ACCA and if they carry out public practice engagements, must comply with additional regulations such as holding a practising certificate, carrying liability insurance and submitting to inspections.
The Association of Authorised Public Accountants (AAPA), one of the British professional bodies for public accountants, has been a subsidiary of ACCA since 1996.
ACCA works in the public interest, assuring that its members are appropriately regulated. It promotes principles-based regulation. ACCA actively seeks to enhance the value of accounting in society through international research. It takes progressive stances on global issues to ensure accountancy as a profession continues to grow in reputation and influence.
Through partnerships with professional institutions, ACCA offers students and members access to other related professionals.
- ACCA is one of two professional bodies (Another is the charterholders of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)) whose members are recognized by UK’s Securities & Investment Institute (SII) as equivalent to full SII membership (MSI). MSI are recognized by national investment professional bodies such as Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI).
- ACCA and FINSIA have a separate global partnership. Under the agreement, students and members of ACCA may obtain advanced standing in the Institute examinations.
- ACCA and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) have a global partnership. Under the agreement, the two organisations cooperate, collaborate and share resources.
- ACCA and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have a global partnership to enable ACCA’s members to take CIOT’s Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT).
- ACCA members may access an accelerated route to Associate membership of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers(ACT).
- ACCA and Investors in People (IIP) agreed to enable IIP-recognised organisations in the UK and Ireland to apply directly for the award of ACCA Approved Employer (professional developments stream.) ACCA members working in IIP-recognised organisations benefit from the recognition of their work-related learning and take advantage of simplified CPD reporting.
- Institute of Directors (IoD) and ACCA are working on initiatives to promote good governance and high standards in learning and development. From 2007, ACCA members seeking enhanced skills and improved organisational performance can undertake the Chartered Director qualification – a professional qualification for directors.
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in United States agreed that Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have to pass a final examination to get the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. This is an IMA policy and mirrors privileges of other IFAC bodies, as well as to others with the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree (any discipline).