Silver Learning Partner status is suitable for learning providers that that are not already teaching students towards an ACCA qualification or are not ready to evidence the 12 performance targets required at Gold. It is suitable for learning providers offering tuition through Face to face, Online and Blended learning.
Full details for Silver Learning Partner approval can be found in our Silver Learning Partner Pre-approval Guide (PDF, 116kB)
As a Silver Learning Partner, you can take advantage of the following benefits that will provide you with a competitive edge over non-approved providers:
If you're planning on making an application, use this guide to prepare.
Read the below definitions in relation to each mode of study. Within the application pack you will be asked to select the mode of study for each ACCA exam you teach.
This is for those learning providers that offer full or part time classroom based tuition delivered at a learning provider’s premises. Full time tuition typically takes place over a period of several weeks or months. For the duration of the course, students may be taught one or more of the ACCA’s examinations, learning the syllabus and applying the knowledge acquired through question practice and mastering examination techniques.
This is for those learning providers that offer courses that are primarily accessible online. Learning can take place at any geographical location and students can learn at their own pace with 24/7 access. Students are offered the full online learning experience.
For example, students should expect to have access to live or pre-recorded lectures, while supported remotely by tutors or subject area experts. Online courses are structured and offer recommendations for the most effective ways to achieve optimum results, including coursework and mock examination requirements.
Students should have the flexibility to organise their study and attempt any coursework in their own time. If teaching is solely undertaken face to face with supplementary support online, this would be considered face to face tuition
This is for providers that offer a learning experience that combines face to face tuition and online learning through access to live or pre-recorded lectures in a single course. Participation in both elements of the tuition is necessary to complete the course and students can access their tuition both face to face and online.
Within the application pack you will be required to complete all the necessary details about your institution, as well as contact details for any potential enquiries.
This includes the ACCA exams you teach/plan to teach and variants delivered for each of our taxation, audit and law examinations. Along with information regarding your institution, you are required to outline your current policies and practices within our template Business Plan in the below areas:
The Business Plan is located within the application pack and outlines the detailed information we require for each area along with space for you to include relevant comments.
If you application is successful there is a GBP100 fee (plus sales taxes, if applicable) payable on approval. Please note that this must be paid in Pound Sterling (GBP).
Once you have completed the application pack you are ready to submit your application.
If you are located in any of the countries listed in the following table, please send your completed application pack to the relevant contact.
Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait
South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana
United Kingdom, Ireland
If your country is not specified, you can send your application directly to the Professional Qualifications Approvals team at PQApprovals@accaglobal.com. We will contact you within 3 working days to advise if we have all the necessary information to progress your application.