ACCA offers student exemption via online free online learning

by Kevin Reed

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14 Mar 2014

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THE ACCA have opened up their starting point of their syllabus for free, using an online social learning platform to provide content.

Online courses provider FutureLearn and ACCA have struck a deal, where the institute's content will be made available through a social platform, creating a massive open online course (MOOC). The University of Exeter will develop an open online course, called ‘Discovering Business in Society', sponsored and accredited by ACCA. Those that pass the course will be granted exemption from paper F1 (Accountant in Business) of the ACCA qualification.

ACCA will work with FutureLearn to provide base content for other university partners.

Helen Brand (pictured), chief executive of the ACCA, said: "We're delighted to be working in partnership with FutureLearn, and the University of Exeter - from where I graduated. We'll be working together to provide access to MOOCs for people who wish to obtain foundation knowledge in finance and business.

"This could be the start of professional training towards a prestigious and respected global qualification. But it doesn't stop there - MOOCs can also be used by our members to meet their needs for continuing professional development throughout their careers."

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