ACCA launches online training platform

ACCA launches online training platform

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has launched an online training platform to boost financial literacy.

Called th ACCA-X, it will open-up access to financial training and development online to Nigerians, ACCA’s Marketing Manager Mukoso Eddie-Obiakor said, adding: “ACCA-X is all about building and sustaining financial literacy.”

Eddie-Obiakor said ACCA-X was launched globally in early April, adding that its business model is based on two clear missions – to open up learning to anyone, anywhere; and to bolster financial literacy for anyone who wants to understand the basics of business and accountancy.

“ACCA-X’s initial offering is totally free and totally accessible. At the heart of ACCA-X’s creation is the desire to provide accessible, affordable and high quality learning that provides ambitious individuals anywhere with the opportunity to obtain the skills and qualifications they can use for a rewarding career.

“Run in liaison with edx and Epigeum, ACCA-X’s courses are delivered on the world-renowned edx platform, an online learning destination founded by MIT and Harvard. ACCA-X’s open access courses feature content developed by Epigeum, a spin-out from Imperial College London.

“Much of ACCA-X’s course functionality is mobile-friendly and supported by tutors who will guide learners through exciting and interactive content that is designed to support individuals gain financial literacy skills,” Mrs Eddie-Obiakor said.

ACCA-X’s will offer three highly affordable courses in Nigeria, which will be open for registration in July and available from October.

The courses, Mrs Eddie-Obiakor said, are Accountant in Business course, which prepares learners for ACCA’s Accountant in Business paper; Management Accounting Course, which prepares learners for ACCA’s Management Accounting paper, and Financial Accounting Course, preparing learners for ACCA’s Financial Accounting paper.

“Success in these three papers and the completion of ACCA’s Professionalism and Ethics module will lead to the Diploma in Accounting and Business. The cost of each course will be $89.

“The courses offered by ACCA-X have been developed to explain the theory of finance and numbers, but also the practicalities. There are case studies and scenarios that apply to real life.

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