When applying for approval, tuition providers are assessed against ACCA's performance targets, detailed in the performance assessment matrix.
Tuition providers are given flexibility in how they demonstrate achievement of each target, and are invited to relate targets to their institution and give insight into their individual practice. ACCA welcomes diversity and innovation in all areas of institution management and course delivery.
The performance targets are assessed in two parts: Part 1 - Institution management and Part 2 - Course management and delivery. A number of assessment elements have been identified within each of these main areas, and the performance targets are grouped within these elements. Specific targets within each of the relevant assessment elements have been set for providers of distance learning.