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ACCA's Approved Learning Partner programme gives formal recognition to leading learning providers for the quality tuition and support that they offer ACCA students. It is the platform through which we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship, increasing the global availability of effective and innovative ACCA course delivery and first-class student support.

Programme overview


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:

  • Gold
  • Platinum

Approval is given to learning providers who demonstrate that they meet the challenging performance targets set by ACCA which are detialed in the Apprvoal Guide document below. 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.

ACCA’s Gold and Platinum Approved Learning Partners enjoy a range of benefits from their approved status such as advertising opportunities, marketing support from ACCA and brand enhancement by association with ACCA.

If your organisation is thinking of applying for approval, read through this section for details of the full range of advantages the approval scheme offers.

As an Approved Learning Partner at Gold or Platinum level, you can take advantage of the following exclusive benefits that will provide you with a competitive edge over non-approved providers:

ACCA students can see you are quality assured 

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

Free benefits for Approved Learning Partners

  • Listing on ACCA’s Tuition Provider Directory.
  • Listing on ACCA’s Student Planner App.
  • Use of the ACCA ALP logo.
  • Access to ACCA Marketing materials which includes downloadable online banner advertisements and a video for use on a website, and promotional posters.
  • Access to the ‘Ask the Examiner’ function via the ACCA Education Hub.
  • Access to ACCA’s Results Analysis service.
  • Access to ACCA’s data insights pack.
  • Access to ACCA’s dedicated education and business development support staff.
  • Access to ACCA’s Teach e-zine. See our advertising page for the details.
  • Access to ACCA's online Education Hub which includes learning support materials and resources as well as business development guidance and promotional materials. 

Exclusive paid for benefits for ALPs

  • Advertising and targeted mail opportunities.
  • Ability to advertise in ACCA's specialist publications.
  • Advertising on ACCA's website. See our advertising page for the details.
  • Access to ACCA’s targeted direct mail services.
  • Access to ACCA’s targeted email services.
  • Learning support events.
  • Invitation to ACCA's biennial global conference.
  • Invitation to ACCA regional conferences.

Additional benefits for Platinum ALPs

  • Access to enhanced ACCA data insights pack.
  • Premium listing on ACCA’s Student Planner App.
  • One free return ticket to ACCA’s biennial conference.
  • Ability to contribute to ACCA’s Exam Review Board.

A number of additional resources are available based on your level of approval:



ACCA promotional tools, including the use of the Gold Approved title and distinctive logo, together with a certificate of approval from ACCA

ACCA promotional tools, including the use of the Platinum Approved title and distinctive logo, together with a certificate of approval from ACCA

Recommendation by
ACCA as a quality learning provider 

Active promotion by ACCA to our Approved Employers and partners as a highest-quality learning provider 

Support to become Platinum, tailored to the needs of your institution 

Market information packages, including assistance with potential expansion opportunities 


The opportunity to have comments on ACCA exams considered at ACCA's Exam Review Board  

Last updated: 2 Jul 2015

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