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'Online learning programmes reach wider audiences and boosts financial literacy' says ACCA at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi, Kenya

Date

22 Aug 2016

Sections

Euro & Finance
Global Europe
Education

ACCA-X’s innovative online learning programme shows demand for high quality courses offering flexible learning are the way of the future

Reza Ali, director of new ventures at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has emphasised that high quality courses with positive learner experience offering a peer-to-peer support network, will be the way of the future for e-Learning and online education.

Speaking at the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) in Kenya, Reza Ali presented in a session examining how e-Learning can leapfrog skills development. 

Reza Ali said: 'ACCA-X has seen tremendous interest with registrations coming from 230 territories and countries from around the world. The five courses which include free and affordable paid-for have reached 108,000 registrations in the fifteen months since first being offered.

'ACCA-X is proving that high quality courses that offer an engaging digital learning experience will alter the landscape of accountancy and business education, and enhance the business skills required by industry and employers. 

'Registration numbers show that the demand for flexible learning is here to stay. The positive and inspiring feedback from learners registered onto the courses tells us that students have not only been waiting for this type of course, they are eager to have the tools which will allow them to retrain for a new career or increase their knowledge.'

ACCA-X is supported by online tutors who guide learners through exciting and interactive content that is designed to support individuals gain financial literacy skills. ACCA believes in flexibility to enhance access to the profession which is one of the main reasons why ACCA-X was developed. It also supports wider policy efforts to narrow the employability gap through e-Learning and enhance productivity. 

Reza Ali concludes: 'The courses have been designed to meet the changing needs of students with career ambitions and demanding lifestyles. We are proud to be able to offer an innovative way of learning that ensures through global delivery, people can qualify for ACCA and pursue their careers in any country in the world. These courses firmly place ACCA at the helm of 21st century accountancy and business education.'

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For further information:

Lali Sindi, ACCA Newsroom

tel: +44 (0)20 7059 5643 +44 (0)20 7059 5643

mob: +44 (0)7921 698085 +44 (0)7921 698085

email: lali.sindi@accaglobal.com 

 

About ACCA 

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 

ACCA supports its 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. 

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

 

 

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