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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.

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Classroom courses

We are delivering all of our classroom courses via Live Online for the foreseeable future and will look to reopen classrooms when it is safe and practical to do so. Please see our interim ACCA Live Online Timetable, created for September 2020 courses, for instructions and further details.


Applied Knowledge and Law

Institute news

On 6th May 2020 the ACCA announced that they are targeting June 2020 for the launch of remotely proctored CBEs for Applied Knowledge and Law papers, enabling students continue their studies and sit the exams at home. The ACCA have promised to provide more details on how to register for these exams in due course. Kaplan will update this page with details as soon as we have them from ACCA.


Impact on courses

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


Applied Skills (Excl Law) and Strategic Professional

Institute news

Having already cancelled the June exam sitting for Applied Skills (except Law) and Strategic Professional in the UK, the ACCA are planning to conduct a limited programme of remotely invigilated exams that can be done from home in the week commencing 6th July 2020. Exams will be for certain subjects only and places will be limited to enable the ACCA to test the viability and reliability of this approach, should they need to roll it out more widely for the September exams.

Kaplan are partnering with the ACCA to support with the provision of a new timetable of Revision and QBD courses to help students who would like to take part in the July exams. Kaplan students will get priority access to book on to these exams, with the ACCA guaranteeing them a slot if they register with Kaplan by 22nd May.

Please see Impact on courses and FAQs below for further details.


Impact on courses

*New* July Sitting

As an ACCA strategic partner, we're pleased to announce that Kaplan is supporting the ACCA to conduct a limited programme of exams w/c 6th July 2020 which will be available to students studying the following subjects under the June 20 syllabus (not September).

  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Taxation (TX)
  • Financial Reporting (FR)
  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Financial Management (FM)
  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)

These will be official ACCA exams and normal pass/fail rules will apply with results aimed to be released on the 31st July.

We think this ability to sit the exam in July rather than wait until September will be of particular interest to students who have:

  • Completed a tuition course to June and don’t want to wait until September revision courses
  • Completed tuition and revision to original June dates but don't want to wait until September to sit their exams
  • Studied to their own timetable via OnDemand/ Distance Learning who feel they would be ready to sit their exam in July
  • To retake an exam but do not want to wait until September

Kaplan clients and students have been given priority by the ACCA to be allocated spaces for the exam and have until the 22nd May 2020 to confirm with Kaplan that they want to sit their exam(s) in July rather than wait until September. Please see the FAQ section below on how to register.

The ACCA have released details on the IT requirements for sitting the exam from home. This also provides details on the steps you should take, including a systems test, to ensure you will be able to sit the exam from home on your PC. The ACCA will continue to update the page with any further relevant information as it becomes available.

There is a supporting FAQ page created by the ACCA for more information.

Preparing for the July exam

With the June exams cancelled, we understand that your attention and timing will have turned towards September.

Kaplan will be supporting the July exams by scheduling Live Online weekday Revision and Question Based courses for all of the papers above, with the exception of AFM. These courses will begin in the week commencing 1st June and run over the 5 week period up to the new July exam dates. The dates of these courses are:

Performance Management (PM)

Revision - full day: Mon 1 Jun, Tue 2 Jun, Tue 9 Jun, Wed 10 Jun

QBD - afternoon: Mon 29 Jun

Taxation (TX)

Revision - full day: Wed 3 Jun, Thu 4 Jun, Thu 11 Jun, Fri 12 Jun

QBD - afternoon: Tue 30 Jun

Financial Reporting (FR)

Revision - full day: Mon 1 Jun, Tue 2 Jun, Wed 10 Jun, Thu 11 June

QBD - afternoon: Wed 1 Jul

Audit and Assurance (AA)

Revision - full day: Wed 3 Jun, Thu 4 Jun, Fri 12 Jun

QBD - afternoon: Thu 2 Jul

Financial Management (FM)

Revision - full day: Mon 1 Jun, Tue 2 Jun, Tue 9 Jun, Wed 10 Jun

QBD - afternoon: Fri 3 Jul

Strategic Business Leader (SBL)

Revision - full day: Fri 5 Jun, Mon 8 Jun

QBD - afternoon: Tue 30 Jun

If you have already completed a revision course for June then you will already be in a good position for exams in July.

If you are a student booked onto a Kaplan Revision or QB course for September you can transfer onto the new July revision or QB course by contacting Student Services to let us know. If you are not yet enrolled on a revision course but are keen to discuss options, please get in touch. Further details of how to register can be found in the FAQs below.

If you are currently 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.

September courses

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 will be providing booster content for all Applied Skills (except Law) and Strategic Professional papers to ensure that students maintain their study impetus during the following periods:

  • Students attending the original June revision course and not sitting their real exam until September
  • Students attending tuition now and not attending their revision course until August.

Please see FAQ for more details on the booster courses.


Applied Skills (Excl Law) and Strategic Professional FAQ

Notifying Kaplan of your course and exam choices for July 2020

In situations where Kaplan students are sponsored and the decision on course dates sits with the employer, the employer can contact us via their Account Manager or by emailing clientservices@kaplan.co.uk no later than 22nd May 2020 to guarantee a place.

In situations where students are not sponsored and choose their own dates, Kaplan students should contact Student Services to let us know by emailing acca-studentservices@kaplan.co.uk or by calling 0161 259 7400 and selecting option 2, option 1. To guarantee a place, they need to do this by 22nd May 2020.

If you are an apprentice looking to book SBL as your End Point Assessment you should first liaise with your Kaplan Talent Coach to be enrolled.

Are there any minimum technical requirements to be able to sit exams at home by remote invigilation?

The ACCA have released details on the IT requirements for sitting the exam from home. This also provides details on the steps you should take, including a systems test, to ensure you will be able to sit the exam from home on your PC. 

If I do not want/cannot sit my exam in July 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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