Recording experience

If you're in a relevant role you should start recording your PER as soon as possible.

You'll use the online MyExperience tool to plan and record your achievement of PER.

The tool will help you to:

  • record your employment, role and supervisor details
  • calculate the amount of experience you’re gaining in your role
  • plan your development and target performance objectives
  • complete the performance objectives
  • submit your experience to your practical experience supervisor for approval
  • track your progress towards achieving the PER.

If you’re not yet working in a relevant role you can still log into the tool and have a look around to become familiar with the performance objectives and how to record your experience.

Adding employment details

You'll record details about your employer and your role. The tool will calculate how many months experience you have gained in your role based on the employment dates, amount of hours worked per week and the relevance of your role.

You can also add details of previous relevant roles - even if they were before you became an ACCA student. Previous experience needs to be signed off by the person who supervised you in that role.

Remember to record your progress as you go along, adding new roles if you change jobs and getting you’re time signed off if you are leaving a role.

Completing objectives

You'll need to achieve all 5 Essentials and at least 4 Technical objectives. You don't have to complete all the objctives at once and can complete them in any order.

You also don't need to complete a performance objective all one go. You can claim individual elements of an objective as you achieve them and can work up to writing the statement and completing the whole objective.

You can work on multiple objectives at the same time and send any combination of objectives and elements to your supervisor for approval.

The tool will track the status of the objecitves you've started working on and will update your progress as you complete them.

Writing your statements

Your statement is where you summarise the experience you have gained towards achieving a performance objective. 

In your statement you should describe the skills you've gained and reflect on what you've learned, using different examples for each objective. Make sure you clearly document the tasks or activitivites you've undertaken to enable your supervisor to sign-off your objectives. 

You don't need to write your statement all at once - you can start working on it, save your progress and come back to it later. When you've written your statement - and it's within the 200-500 word limit - you can submit the objective for review.