The aims of the programme are to:
- Approve quality ACCA learning providers that have demonstrated their success in supporting students through ACCA qualifications.
- Support our learning partners in providing students with the opportunity to succeed.
The levels of approval are:
Approval is given to learning providers who demonstrate that they meet the challenging performance targets set by ACCA. Gold and Platinum approvals are granted only to quality learning providers that ACCA is confident in recommending to students.
Gold approval is the first level of the programme and requires learning providers to meet a range of challenging performance targets covering the institution's overall management and, more specifically, its ACCA course management and delivery.
Gold approval can be given to learning providers who are teaching any ACCA qualification – ACCA or Foundation level– through face-to-face tuition, distance learning, E-Learning or blended learning.
Platinum approval is the highest and most prestigious level of the programme and is available for face-to-face, distance learning, E-Learning and blended learning providers.
In working with Platinum approved learning partners, ACCA aims to provide students with access to the tuition and support they need to become ACCA members. For this reason, Platinum approval is given only to those who teach the ACCA Qualification.
To be considered for Platinum approval, learning providers must already be Gold approved and, in addition to the performance targets that have been demonstrated to attain Gold approval, they must also meet ACCA's Platinum performance targets and Platinum pass-rate targets over two consecutive sets of exam results.