The Ethics and Professional Skills module (EPSM)

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EPSM service update - 25 May 2023

The Ethics and Professional Skills Module continue to remain temporarily out of service.  Work to move the module onto a new hosting platform is progressing well, which will allow us to make the module available again in the neat future. 

We appreciate your continued patience whilst we carry out this work and once again wish to apologise for any disruption this may have had on your ACCA journey.

We’ll provide you with a further service update before the end of June. Should you need any further information in the meantime you can view our FAQs which support both student and affiliate queries.

Access FAQs on EPSM service issues

Increasingly, and rightly, clients are demanding accountants that are well versed in the latest ethics of accounting practice. By being grounded in real business examples and covering the full range of advanced ethical and professional skills, the Ethics and Professional Skills module gives you a real edge when applying to discerning potential employers.

The module comprises of ten units and lasts approximately 15 hours. Topics covered include communications, commercial, innovation, analysis and evaluation skills.

2021 EPSM changes

Anyone registering for the module from 7 April 2021 will have to complete a peer assessment component being introduced to Unit 8 of the module. 

"The ethics module was a great way to help me to understand the ethical behaviour required of me as a professional accountant"

Daniel - Financial analyst at Comptroller NYC