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Programme overview

The aims of the programme are to:

  • approve quality ACCA learning providers, who have demonstrated their success in supporting students through non-core ACCA qualifications
  • support our learning providers in providing students with the opportunity to succeed.

The Registered Learning Partner accreditation process requires learning providers to meet a range of challenging performance targets covering the institution's overall management and more specifically its course management and delivery. 

Approval can be given to learning providers who are teaching following ACCA qualifications either through face-to-face tuition or by distance learning/e-learning or blended learning:

  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting
  • Certificate in International Financial Reporting
  • Certificate in International Auditing 
  • Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards for SMEs
  • Russian Tax Diploma


As a Registered Learning Partner you can take advantage of the following exclusive benefits that will provide you with a competitive edge over non-accredited providers:

ACCA members can see you are quality assured
Members will know you have been assessed against ACCA's widely recognised and highly regarded global best practice benchmarks. They have our assurance that your tuition is high quality and that you have efficient support frameworks in place. 

Enhance your brand
By becoming a Registered Learning Partner you not only show members and their employers that you are committed to providing high quality tuition and support, and but enhance your own reputation by association with ACCA.

Excellent customer service
When you become accredited, we'll ensure that you're provided with excellent customer service and support by ACCA's headquarters and national office network.

ACCA will promote your institution
You will have an entry on ACCA's online Registered Learning Partner Directory.

We will also promote your approved status by strongly recommending that our members study with your institution and explaining to them the high quality learning experience they can expect from accredited providers.

Marketing tools and support: you will receive a certificate and a distinctive logo to use on your advertising. 


Applications for accreditation are invited from learning providers who demonstrate that they meet all the performance targets.  To find out more about the targets please contact The New Accreditations Team by emailing You will be asked for full details of your institution and the courses provided.

Should you be invited to apply for accreditation you will then be asked to demonstrate that your institution meets a range of performance targets. 

Please note that ACCA reserves the right to include an approval visit as part of the application process.


Last updated: 12 Dec 2014