ACCA encourages tuition providers to provide a complete account of why they believe they meet each target, supported with relevant evidence or documentation. Guidance and examples of documentation/evidence that can be used to support the claim that a performance target has been met is available.
Before you apply to become an Approved Learning Partner - student tuition, you should consider carefully whether your institution meets the performance targets outlined in the performance assessment matrix. If there are any targets that you cannot meet at this time, please delay your application until you are confident that you can meet all the targets.
The outcome of an application for Gold or Platinum approval will be confirmed to you in writing by the Accreditation department shortly after the pre-approval visit.
A non-refundable initial application fee of £50 is payable with your Gold application. Once your application is approved, you will be invoiced for the approval fee, which for Gold status is £650. A newly approved Platinum Approved Learning Partner - student tuition (ALP-st) will be invoiced for £100, the difference in fee between Gold and Platinum status.
Thereafter, annual fees are as follows:
- Gold ALP- st - £650
- Platinum ALP- st - £750
There is no deadline for applications for Gold status, but the annual renewal process takes place in the first quarter of the year, and all existing ALP-st are invoiced for the year's annual fee at this time. Applicants gaining approval late in the year may therefore incur two sets of fees in a short space of time.
On approval, you will receive confirmation from the Accreditation department and, if applicable, this will also detail any conditions or recommendations upon which your approval is based.
A certificate and ALP-st logo will be emailed to you at the same time. You will also be able to download the appropriate ALP-st logo by logging in to myACCA using your username and password.
ACCA reserves the right to decline approval to institutions that have submitted unsuitable applications. It is the responsibility of the institution to demonstrate that it has met all relevant performance targets in their application or at the pre-approval visit.
If your application is unsuccessful, you will receive confirmation from the Accreditation department, which will detail recommendations for improvement. There is no appeals process, however tuition providers are welcome to reapply when improvements have been implemented.