The outcome of an application for Gold or Platinum approval will be confirmed to you in writing by the Student Support department shortly after the pre-approval visit.
Approval fees and timing of applications
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 or Platinum status. However it is worth noting that 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 Student Support 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, and to demonstrate this in their application or at the pre-approval visit.
If your application is unsuccessful, you will receive confirmation from the student support department, which will detail recommendations for improvement. There is no appeals process, however tuition providers are welcome to reapply when improvements have been implemented.