As all tuition providers will know, all ACCA students are required to complete their exams, complete the practical experience requirement (PER) and take the Professional Ethics module in order to achieve ACCA membership.
It is very important that tuition providers are able to support students in all areas of the ACCA Qualification, not just the exams.
Students can gain their practical experience before, during or after they complete their exams. PER provides a structure for them to follow by setting a range of performance objectives.The performance objectives ensure they gain the experience to demonstrate that they have the abilities required to become a member.
Completing the performance objectives will allow students to:
- apply in practice the knowledge and techniques gained through studies towards the ACCA exams
- observe and be involved in real-life work situations that help to develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours they will need as a qualified accountant
- develop their judgement, encouraging them to reflect on the quality of their work and how they may improve their work performance in the future
The performance objectives are closely linked to the exam syllabus and we recommend that students co-ordinate their study and practical experience achievement to gain the most from both.
If your students are full-time students, or not working in a relevant role to gain PER, it's still important to start them thinking about what steps they will need to take in the future to gain the practical experience they need in order to become a member. Please read through the PER resources here and help us to support students with this important area. You can also encourage them to visit ACCA Careers, a resource which may help them to find a relevant role.