Last updated: 8 April 2020
As many of us are now working remotely, we recognise that this is a challenge, particularly when students are balancing work commitments and the ACA qualification.
Nicola Mower, ICAEW Training and CPD Manager, shares guidance and support to ensure six monthly review meetings continue and students can keep their ACA training and online training file on track.
Guidance for employers in the UK only
We have allowed employers to furlough staff for up to 12 weeks without impacting their training agreement (based on the four weeks per year allowed under the ACA Student Regulations).
If an individual on a training agreement is furloughed, they will still be able to undertake tuition and sit exams during this period.
Guidance for all employers
Authorised training employer appraisals and review visits are being undertaken remotely, where possible.
Credit for prior learning update
We are working with HEIs to ensure that students can still gain credit for prior learning (CPL) for relevant degree programmes even where their final exams couldn’t go ahead as planned.