Gold Approved Learning Partner

Who is it for?

It is suitable for learning providers already teaching through Face to Face, Online or Blended Learning delivery and able to demonstrate that they meet the 12 performance targets required at Gold. It is possible to apply for Gold without applying for Silver in the first instance.

If you are unsure which level is for you - Silver or Gold - please get in touch by emailing

Full details of the Approved Learning Partner programme can be found in our Gold Learning Partner Pre-approval Guide (PDF, 392kB)

What are the benefits?

As a Gold Approved Learning Partner, you can take advantage of the following exclusive benefits that will provide you with a competitive edge over non-accredited providers:

  • listing on our Tuition Provider directory
  • use of the ALP approval logo and certificate of approval
  • access to our Results Service analysis
  • access to our online Educator Hub
  • listing on our Learning Community channel
  • marketing support to promote your institution to ACCA students
  • media opportunities
  • invitations to our Learning Providers’ conferences

We will also promote your approved status by strongly recommending that our students study with your institution and explaining to them the high-quality learning experience they can expect from accredited providers.

Performance targets

There are 12 performance targets that a learning provider is expected to demonstrate as part of an application. Each target is explained in full as part of the application pack for each mode of learning. An outline is available in the table:

Assessment AreasPeformance Targets
Student Expectations and Policy✔ Pre-enrolment information
✔ Complaints
✔ Contact details and information about ACCA
✔ Promotional material
✔ Programme of study
Student Experience and Continuous Improvement

✔ Course review
✔ Mode of study
✔ Financial viability
✔ Tutors
✔ Course completion
✔ Mock examinations
✔ Student feedback

Before you apply

If you're planning on making an application, use this guide to prepare.