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You can download useful supporting documents to help you with the PER from this page. Our FAQs on the PER can be also be accessed here, from the 'Related links' section.

The PER guide has everything you need to know about the Practical Experience Requirement. It includes 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.

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

This booklet contains useful information to help your workplace mentor support you - make sure you provide this to them.


Answering Challenge Questions gives guidance on how to answer the challenge questions that accompany each performance objective, including:

  • how to structure your answers
  • how to record your answers using My Experience
  • sample answers to help you understand what a suitable answer looks like.

The PER Additional Support booklet provides guidance on:

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

Find a workplace mentor using the Workplace Mentor booklet.

You can use this booklet to familiarise yourself with the workplace mentor role. The booklet outlines the practicalities of being a workplace mentor and the personal and professional benefits that being a workplace mentor can have.

When leaving an ACCA Approved Employer – trainee development stream at Gold or Platinum level, ensure this form is completed and retained. It may be requested by ACCA for PER audit purposes.



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Last updated: 20 Apr 2015