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info_outline Coronavirus (COVID-19): From September 2020 we will be opening up some of our classrooms for certain qualifications, with safety measures in place.

More information can be found on the institute advice pages ›

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ACCA institute advice for Coronavirus

Below is the latest and most up to date information from the Institute, regarding exams and assessments.

Find out more:

Classroom courses

From the middle of September we will have ACCA classroom courses for the December 2020 sitting running with reduced capacity for some locations. Where these are not available we have a range of remote learning options available as an alternative to help you continue to study. Please visit our timetable page for further information of what courses are available for the December 2020 sitting.

For courses running to the September 2020 sitting we will be delivering all classroom courses via Live Online. Please see our interim ACCA Live Online Timetable, created for September 2020 courses, for instructions and further details.

If you are an sponsored student please discuss your options with your employer.

Please also see our Ensuring the Safety of our Students and Staff page.


Foundations, Applied Knowledge and Law

Institute news

The ACCA has a remote invigilation solution which will allow students to sit Foundation, Applied Knowledge, and Law exams from home. Students will be able book the exam online, directly with the ACCA/British Council. Further details on how the remote exams will work, important pre exam information, and the process for enrolling for the exams can be found on the ACCA website.


Impact on courses

We will continue to deliver classroom courses via Live Online. We also have OnDemand and Distance Learning options available for all Applied Knowledge subjects and law. We have Distance Learning options for Foundation subjects.


Applied Skills (Excl Law) and Strategic Professional

Institute news

Having cancelled the June exam window for Applied Skills (Exc Law) and Strategic Professional in the UK the next available sitting will be September 2020.


Impact on courses

If you were booked onto a June OnDemand or Distance Learning course, your course is ‘complete’ and already includes all the revision and exam preparation resources you need to prepare for the exam in September.

We are currently delivering our ACCA September classroom courses via Live Online and we continue to review the opportunity to bring face to face courses back into the classroom when it is safe and practical to do so. These courses, as well as OnDemand, Live Online, and Distance Learning can still be booked via the website.

Free additional booster courses - For any student who was booked on a June course with Kaplan we have provided booster content for all Applied Skills (except Law) and Strategic Professional papers to ensure that students maintain their study impetus over the months running up to September. These courses have been added to your myKaplan account.

Please see FAQ below for more details on the booster courses.


Applied Skills (Excl Law) and Strategic Professional FAQ

How do I advise Kaplan as to which revision/QBD course I wish/I wish my students to attend for September?

If you wanted an existing enrolment on June revision or QBD courses to be rescheduled to August to align with the September examinations you do not need to do anything. This process has been completed and students should now have received updated course confirmations for the September sitting. If you have not received your course confirmation or have any queries please contact Student Services to let us know: 0161 259 7400 option 2, option 1 or email acca-studentservices@kaplan.co.uk.

What will be included in Kaplan’s Booster courses?

Booster course content will comprise:

  • A modular study programme that clearly outlines resources available, time commitment and approach. The programme and content is designed to be as flexible as possible so that students can study as and when needed.
  • Recorded, tutor led question walkthroughs of exam standard questions coupled with a programme of correlated question practice.
  • Pre revision mock exam with self marking guide so that students can diagnose their weaker areas.
  • Recorded pre revision mock debrief broken down by question. Students can use the debrief to zero in on the questions and topics that they found most difficult in order to improve knowledge and exam technique.
  • Fortnightly live online drop in sessions focusing on key syllabus topics which will be clearly linked to the modular study programme.
  • Interactive MyKaplan activity feed where we will we share relevant updates and additional course content
  • Content that will give you what you need to cope with any syllabus changes between June and September.

How will students be enrolled onto Booster courses?

You do not need to do anything as all impacted students will be automatically enrolled onto our Booster courses. We anticipate that our Booster course content will go live in June.

End Point Assessments

Some learners were due to sit my End Point Assessment (EPA) in the next few months, what do the exam cancellations mean for the Apprenticeship?

Level 7 Apprenticeship completion/End Point Assessments are reliant on the SBL exam, so this will be delayed until September unless you want to take part in the new July sitting referred to above. If you would like to take part in the new July sitting, and your Talent Coach has not yet discussed this with you, then please reach out to your Talent Coach at the earliest opportunity to discuss the next steps.

The June 2020 L4 EPA has been cancelled and the exam will now take place on 10th September 2020, using the June syllabus. This will be a Computer Based Exam (CBE) and will be available at any exam centre in England.

If you have not yet submitted your Portfolio and Reflective Statement (PRS) you can submit it in either the June 2020 or September 2020 submission window.

Who is best to contact for help and advice?

Students:
If you would like some support with technical questions while you are studying don't forget about our Academic Support team. They are available 7 days a week via email, live chat and 'request a callback' through MyKaplan.

If you are worried about your progress through your Apprenticeship, please speak to your talent coach.

For any other questions please contact our Student Services team via +44 (0) 161 259 7400 or studentservices@kaplan.co.uk

Clients:
Please reach out to your account manager or send us an email to clientservices@kaplan.co.uk

Safeguarding and Mental Health

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact us via Safeguarding@kaplan.co.uk during working hours. It is a confidential email account.

There are two very good charities who have out of hours support: NSPCC for concerns about young people 0808 800 5000 or the Samaritans 116123.

We can also signpost you to several helpful organisations - we have collated contact details of organisations such as Anxiety UK, Mind, CALM, and Young Minds.

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