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Course overview

Outsourcing can mean many things, but the simplest explanation is that it is asking another company to do a job or to perform a service that your company could do but for some reason chooses not to. Traditionally, the main driver behind outsourcing is cost; to decrease the cost of production of goods or decrease the cost of providing a service.

This practical course focuses on the benefits and problems of outsourcing, and helps you decide if it is appropriate for you.

Each module is split into two activities:

  • 'Understanding the issues': this encourages you to think about a topic, drawing on your own professional experience and knowledge
  • 'Putting it into practice': this helps you to put ideas and/or theories into practice as part of your day-to-day work

On completion of this online course, you will gain an understanding of:

  • what outsourcing is
  • how to identify the problems outsourcing can cause
  • the challenges and benefits of outsourcing
  • the ways in which you can monitor your outsourcing
  • how to decide if outsourcing is right for you

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs
  • iPad/Android compatible
  • exclusive member benefit – 10% discount.
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Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.


120 days' access 75 GBP (exc. VAT)


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 4 hours
CPD Units: 4