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ACCA has a new approved content programme, Approved Content Providers. Within this programme there is one single level of accreditation, equivalent to the Platinum (highest) level of accreditation under the old Approved Learning Partners – content (ALP-c) programme, which is defined by a number of criteria including quality of the materials, support offered to students and the ability of providers to ensure materials are available across a number of markets.

The overarching objective of ACCA’s content approval programme has always been to ensure the widest possible access to quality learning materials for ACCA students and this remains the fundamental goal that ACCA feels will be better served under the new programme with a number of approved content providers operating to the same high standards.

In particular is it important to note that there will be no drop in quality standards under the new programme - all providers' materials will be assessed by ACCA's examining team to ensure they are of the very highest quality.

ACCA's new Approved Content Providers are (in alphabetical order):





Material under the new programme will be available from June. There are two exceptions to this:


  • Exception 1: Taxation papers - for FTX, F6 and P6 if students have materials which currently say they are valid for the June 2014 and December 2014 sessions, they should continue to use these.
  • Exception 2: Papers which are available as CBEs - for FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2, FAB, FMA, FFA and F1, F2, F3 if students have already purchased materials which say they are valid for the June 2014, December 2014 and June 2015 sessions and CBEs until 31 August 2015 they should continue to use these.


Please also note, that from July 2014, for these exception papers (FTX, F6 , P6  and FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2, FAB, FMA, FFA, F1, F2, F3), you may see materials available from the Approved Content Providers, listed above, which are branded under the new ACCA Approved Content programme. The content of these materials will be the same as that which was currently available under the ACCA Approved Learning Partners – content programme, even though the materials may be branded in a slightly different way and show a new ACCA approval logo. This is because the change in approval programme cuts across the examinable years for these papers only.

If you have any questions about the availability of materials offered by a particular provider, please contact them directly:

Becker Professional Education: 

BPP Learning Media:

Kaplan Publishing:

Last updated: 14 Jan 2015