CPD resources from ACCA and our partners
We create our own CPD content and work with selected CPD partners to help you maintain and develop the skills you need to be successful in your career.
Finding the right CPD for you is simple – explore these options and source your CPD in seconds.
Ethics and Professional Skills Module
Ethics continues to be a key component of the ACCA Qualification, and the Ethics and Professional Skills Module is a core element of that. We have recently introduced a new unit on data analytics, to ensure we continue to provide the practical skills demanded by employers that will keep ACCA members and students ahead of the curve. The new unit covers areas such as big data and data analytics, different sources of data, and scepticism in data analytics.
Access to the module, is free for ACCA members through MyACCA. You can claim 8 verifiable CPD units by completing the module.
AB magazine is a rich source of CPD and you can read it free online.
CPD skills webinars
With our live and on-demand CPD skills webinars, we aim to provide our members with a free, flexible and bite-size approach to advance the business skills required for their day-to-day jobs, as well as enhancing their employability.
Find out more about the CPD skills webinar programme
CPD technical articles
Each month, we publish CPD technical articles with related questions to answer.
Free online courses
We have worked with our partners accountingcpd and BPP to provide you with some free online courses simply choose which is relevant to you.
- Dealing with ethical issues
- Decision making in a crisis
- Improving revenues: the accountant’s role
- Technology for accountants: a primer
- The power of pivot tables
- Smarter thinking, smarter working
Our technical activities and advice section provides a wealth of information on a range of different topics and learning formats: articles, factsheets, reports, videos and more.
MOOCs (massive open online courses)
MOOCs are free online courses with open unlimited global enrolment to anyone who desires to learn regardless of their current educational level. There are hundreds of free MOOCs available online, below are just some that may be of interest.
- Dealing with ethical issues
- CPD special offers
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CPD partner profiles
We work with leading providers to deliver a range of high-quality, affordable online CPD resources that you can access on demand. Browse our partner profiles.
Working with leading industry specialists to develop bespoke CPD courses.
accountingcpd, from Nelson Croom, is an online resource for high quality accounting CPD.
Their online courses encourage you to apply and practice what you have learnt. You can learn from your peers as well as from the experts, by sharing thoughts and ideas.
accountingcpd have over 160 high-quality, in depth online CPD courses designed specifically for accountants and financial professionals. All courses are written by leading experts in their fields. accountingcpd also produce the very popular learning pathways, 20 week programmes taking an in-depth look at topics like technology, data analytics and leadership.
BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting.
BPP has over 35 years of experience in providing leading edge training with many of the UK’s leading organisations and companies.
They specialise in a range of law, financial services, accountancy and tax courses to help keep you up-to-date with some of the latest topics of the accountancy world. They have trained two thirds of the UK's accountants at some point in their career.
They also have a range of leadership and personal development courses. Find out more about BPP's online CPD centre.
CrossKnowledge is a leader in cloud-based distance learning.
CrossKnowledge offer a range of online courses that have been designed to deliver a unique learning experience. Their learning content and formats have been developed by some of the best authors, professors and management professionals from the most renowned business schools in the world.
In partnership with BPP, CrossKnowledge bring you world class content covering management, leadership and team effectiveness in a blended learning environment.
Browse through the CrossKnowledge courses
View David's webinar series on forecasting, lean finance and technology.
David Parmenter is a writer, world expert and an international presenter who is known for his thought-provoking and lively sessions that have led to substantial change in many organisations.
edX and Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Specialist gives you the tools to build a brighter future
ACCA has joined up with edX and Microsoft to bring you the latest in data science courses in Excel and Power BI. Gain official certification in Microsoft Office upon completion of the course (for a fee).
A leading provider of digital learning programmes.
As one of the world’s leading professional services firms, KPMG is able to draw upon extensive technical industry and subject matter expertise and distil this into comprehensive, bite sized learning curriculum for accountants and financial professionals.
From understanding lease accounting in IFRS 16, to how financial services institutions account for loans and impairments within IFRS 9, as well as learning about cyber security essentials; KPMG’s range of online programmes can help you develop your career and learn how to make a personal impact.
Expert CPD courses for accounting professionals
Designed by experts for experts, learnsignal’s range of online CPD courses will help develop and boost your career.
All our courses are delivered online so you have instant and on-demand access. Split into five categories - technical updates, personal development, management skills, accounting standards and refresher training - the subject catalogue means all your CPD needs as an accounting professional are covered!
Learnsignal has extensive experience in developing world-class courses that will help boost your professional skills and retain your ACCA status.
Visit learnsignal to find out more.
Prodigy Learning is a leading player in the training and certification industry in the UK and Ireland.
They have been supplying a wide range of certification and learning solutions for Adobe, Autodesk, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft products for over 15 years.
Prodigy Learning offer ACCA members official Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Access, Excel and PowerPoint, and will now be offering MOS Expert in Excel and Word. Gain the official MOS / MOS Expert certification, digital badging, and the exciting opportunity to further your development in the digital quotient.
View the Microsoft Office Specialist products
W.Consulting is an independent accounting training advisory business.
W.Consulting works with a team of experts, they have delivered training in over 20 countries.
The company was established in 2005 and is a leading financial reporting advisory firm, specialising in updating people on IFRS Standards in a dynamic and interactive way. In 2007 they launched their online Fundamentals Live e-learning system.
Their team are active in various financial reporting industry bodies which means their material is up-to-date, practical and useful.
The Fundamentals e-learning system has recently been enhanced to improve your user experience.