The levels of approval are:
Approval is given to tuition providers who demonstrate that they meet the challenging performance targets set by ACCA. Gold and Platinum approvals are granted only to high-quality tuition providers that ACCA is confident to recommend to students.
Gold approval is the first level of the programme and requires tuition 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 tuition providers who are teaching any ACCA qualification – ACCA, FIA and DipIFR – either through face-to-face tuition or by distance learning.
Platinum approval is the highest and most prestigious level of the programme and available for both face-to-face and distance 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. To be considered for Platinum approval, tuition providers must already be Gold approved and, in addition to the challenging performance targets that have been demonstrated to attain Gold approval, the tuition provider must also meet ACCA's Platinum performance targets and Platinum pass-rate targets over two consecutive sets of exam results.