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Gain the professional edge in a changing world

The newly launched Ethics and Professional Skills module is an important part of the ACCA journey.

Employability

As well as being one the three key requirements towards ACCA membership, the new Ethics and Professional Skills module is designed to increase your employability by exposing you to realistic business situations and developing the full spectrum of advanced ethical and professional skills.

Exam Success

In an interactive environment, the module supplements your technical knowledge by helping you develop the ethical and professional behaviours you’ll need to successfully complete your Professional level exams.

To take maximum advantage of the support provided by the module, we recommend you complete it before attempting P1 or any Professional level exams.

Module price and duration

The new module will be charged at a one-off fee of £60. It teaches a wide range of professional qualities essential to the work place, including communications, commercial, innovation, analysis and evaluation skills and is expected to take around 20 hours to complete.

This reflects the wide breadth of content, which develops skills that are core to the qualification and the wider profession. The overall cost of the qualification isn’t increasing as a result of charging for the module. 

Ethics and professional Skills module

Our new Ethics and Professional Skills module is now available. ACCA students, affiliates and members can access it.

 

If you’ve successfully completed the existing PEM, you don’t need to complete the new module – but you will be able to access it.

The introduction of the Ethics and Professional Skills module is the first part of the redesign of the Professional level of the ACCA Qualification.

Find out more about the Ethics and Professional Skills module and about the importance of Professional Ethics and Governance.

Ethics and professional skills module

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Professional accountants need to demonstrate that they understand and can apply ethical and professional behaviour in real-world work situations. They must be capable of doing this in broader, more complex scenarios where integration of technical and professional skills is key.  So in the Ethics and Professional Skills module - the first of its kind – you will meet a number of these real-world work scenarios to help you develop your ethical and professional skills.

The module is made up of 7 units. At the end of each Unit 1-6, there will be a series of assessments to embed your learning. Unit 7 is a final assessment and you’ll get a dashboard of your performance in that unit and a transcript and certificate on successful completion of the assessment. A syllabus for the Ethics and Professional Skills module is available.

As part of the overall changes to the professional level of the ACCA Qualification, our pricing has been reviewed and as a result, we will be introducing a charge of £60 for the Ethics and Professional Skills module. The design of the new Ethics and Professional Skills module – which integrates ethics with the wider range of advanced professional skills – is much more extensive than the current PEM and delivers significantly more value. In our pricing for Strategic Professional, we’ve ensured that the overall cost of the ACCA Qualification will not increase significantly from today’s cost. There is no resit cost for the module – once a student has paid £60, they will be able to do the assessment multiple times. And continue to have access to the module.

The new module will take approximately 20 hours to complete. To ensure you fully benefit and develop the skills the module provides – skills employers have told us they need - the new module teaches and assesses a wide range of professional qualities essential to the workplace, including communication, commercial acumen, innovation, analysis and evaluation skills. The module has been developed to make sure it’s engaging and interactive. You’ll get lots of opportunity to respond to tasks/challenges, so your journey through it should be enjoyable as well as rewarding.

The new Ethics and Professional Skills module will also support you to exam success at Strategic Professional. To take maximum advantage of the support provided by the module, we recommend you complete it before attempting any exams at Strategic Professional, but as close as you can to the completion of your Applied Skills examinations.

See the full list of FAQs about the new Ethics and Professional Skills module.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2017

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