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ACCA's Approved Learning Partner programme gives formal recognition to leading learning providers for the quality tuition and support that they offer ACCA students. It is the platform through which we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship, increasing the global availability of effective and innovative ACCA course delivery and first-class student support.

Programme overview

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Approve quality ACCA learning providers that have demonstrated their success in supporting students through ACCA qualifications.
  • Support our learning partners in providing students with the opportunity to succeed.

Approval levels

The levels of approval are:

  • Gold
  • Platinum

Gold level

Gold approval is the first level of the programme and requires learning providers to meet a range of challenging performance targets covering the institution's overall management and, more specifically, its ACCA course management and delivery.

Gold approval can be given to learning providers who are teaching any ACCA qualification – ACCA or Foundation level – through face-to-face tuition, distance learning, E-Learning or blended learning.

Platinum level

Platinum approval is the highest and most prestigious level of the programme and is available for face-to-face, distance learning, E-Learning and blended learning providers.

In working with Platinum approved learning partners, ACCA aims to provide students with access to the tuition and support they need to become ACCA members. For this reason, Platinum approval is given only to those who teach the ACCA Qualification.

Further information

In this section you can find out more about the ALP programme, its benefits, apply for approval and get help with your application for approval.

If you are already approved, you can access resources designed to help build your business. 

Last updated: 23 May 2016

Related documents

  • Approved Learning Partner Handbook

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