We are updating our PER policy on February 2016. If you are thinking about recording or submitting your practical experience, you might want to take some time to have a look at the changes.
Quick Summary of the PER changes
The policy change was a result of feedback from trainees, workplace mentors and employers globally. The new policy is better aligned with the ACCA competency framework as well as the skillset that employers said they need in their workforce.
The method of recording your experience will also be changing. A new, more user-friendly recording tool will be introduced at the end of February as part of the update.
What you need to know:
- You will still need to complete the Professional Ethics module and 36 months of relevant practical experience to demonstrate that you have what it takes to become an ACCA member.
- The title Workplace Mentor will be changed to Practical Experience Supervisor. The responsibilities of this role remain unchanged.
- All signed performance objectives and any performance objective exemption claimed on the basis of working for an ACCA Approved Employer will be transferred over to the new recording system. Employment information recorded in My Experience such as employment status, employment history, Workplace Mentor details (re-named Practical Experience Supervisor), and months in a relevant role will also be transferred.
You can use our decision tool to find out how the change impacts you and what you need to do next. Just tell us your current status by answering a few questions and we will advise you.
If you would like to find out more information on the PER changes, please click here.