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Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres

Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres

Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres: ACCA stands for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants a leading international accountancy body. The ACCA qualification is recognised and is treated in other countries as being equivalent to their local qualification.

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.

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.

Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres

Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres around the world

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the British Council recently signed an agreement to provide a global, secure exam centre network for ACCA’s paper based exams (PBE) and computer based exams (CBE) in the UK and in the 100 countries where the British Council operates.

The agreement was signed by Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s Chief Executive and Mark Robson, Director, English and Examinations, at the British Council, at ACCA’s London office.

This new agreement builds on the long-standing relationship between ACCA and the British Council, who is currently ACCA’s main exam centre provider for its paper based exams, providing over half of the venues in ACCA’s international network.

Helen Brand said at the signing: “This new agreement sees the British Council provide ACCA’s future exam centre network in the UK and overseas, exclusively for ACCA students. This deal supports the roll-out of ACCA’s new computer based exams for ACCA’s Fundamentals Skills Level (F5-F9) exams from September 2016 onwards.

“CBEs are an exciting development for ACCA, as we incorporate spread sheets and word processing to better reflect the tasks that students have to do well in the workplace. This ensures that our students not only have the required technical knowledge, but they know how to apply that knowledge.  I am delighted that the British Council is our trusted exam centre partner for our paper and computer based exams.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said of the agreement: “The British Council works to build mutual knowledge and understanding between people overseas and people in the UK. A very important part of this work involves building trust and creating opportunities by enabling access to UK education around the world.

Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres

ABOUT ACCA’S CBES AND PBES 

  • The introduction of ACCA’s CBEs has been on a phased basis.
  • ACCA’s F5 – F9 exams will start their transition to CBT towards the end of 2016, with students initially having the choice of CBT or paper exams. ACCA has agreed with learning providers and employers that any changes being introduced across the ACCA Qualification will be phased, ensuring they, and students, have time to adapt to the changes.
  • F1 – F4, and Foundation level equivalents, will still be offered through ACCA’s on demand network.
  • ACCA will have separate test centres for paper and CBE. ACCA will also have CBE centres in the same locations as the paper centres to ensure that as ACCA moves to the new set-up, all students will have the same access to a professional exam centre offered by the British Council.
  • There are approximately 324 centres internationally, a number which changes depending on the number of students sitting exams in each session, with centres added and removed as necessary.
  • In January 2015, ACCA signed an agreement with Pearson VUE for the provision of computer based testing (CBT) across ACCA’s Fundamentals Skills Level (F5 – F9) exams.

Agreement with ACCA on exam test centres

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