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PER - your essential guide from ACCA

ACCA has lots of resources to help you understand and support you in achieving your Practical Experience Requirements (PER). You’ll find them all here.

Additional resources are also provided to help support your workplace mentor; these can be found in Guidance for workplace mentors, in the related links section on the left of the page.


The PER Guide is the definitive guide to everything you need to know about ACCA’s Practical Experience Requirement (PER), including detailed information on:

• What to do if you are studying full time
• How to get the right type of experience
• What a workplace mentor does
• How to target Performance Objectives.


Performance objectives are ACCA's indicators of effective performance and set the minimum standard of work that you are expected to achieve and demonstrate in the workplace.

This booklet provides guidance on each performance objective, how to achieve each performance objective, examples of relevant workplace activities and which exam each performance objective links to.

This booklet provides guidance on how to answer the challenge questions that accompany each performance objective, and includes:

• guidance on how to structure your answers
• information on how to record your answers using MyExperience
• sample answers to help you understand what a suitable answer looks like.


This booklet provides guidance on each of the performance objectives that you are expected to achieve and demonstrate in the workplace, including details of:

• who can be your workplace mentor
• getting practical experience
• setting and meeting performance objectives
• ensuring personal effectiveness in the workplace.


ACCA become a workplace mentor

This booklet outlines the practicalities of being a workplace mentor (WPM) and the personal and professional benefits that being a workplace mentor can have.

You can use this booklet to familiarise yourself with the WPM role and use it to help you find a WPM.



ACCA approved employer PER summary form

When leaving an ACCA Approved Employer – trainee development stream at Gold or Platinum level, you must ensure this form is completed and retained in case it is requested by ACCA for PER audit purposes.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2014