December 2013

ACCA announces new tripartite partnership with CrossKnowledge and BPP to deliver Continuing Professional Development

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has teamed up with BPP and CrossKnowledge to give ACCA members exclusive access to a range of online continuing professional development (CPD) courses focusing on leadership and management skills, developed by ACCA’s new e-learning partner CrossKnowledge. 

CrossKnowledge is a leader in e-learning solutions, using exclusive learning technologies and guaranteeing a unique learning experience. They offer a state-of–the art learning experience that covers the key concepts, techniques and behaviour of good management and leadership. Devised by expert authors and professors from the leading business schools their concepts and methods have been converted into interactive content by online teaching experts.  

Ros Leah, Head of Professional Development at ACCA comments ACCA’s approach to CPD is designed so that members maintain and develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic and demanding business environment. So CPD lies at the heart of what it means to be a complete finance professional. ACCA is pleased to be working with BPP and CrossKnowledge to bring ACCA members this exclusive benefit of membership, which will support them with their CPD and career progression.”

Paul Morton, Consulting Director for CrossKnowledge says: In their last training survey, ACCA members said they needed to develop their skills in leadership and vision, communication, change management and negotiation. CrossKnowledge will meet these needs directly by providing members with the next generation of high-quality e-learning that’s already being used by 4 million learners inside the world’s biggest companies. We’re starting with four bundles of learning out of our catalogue and look forward to gradually introducing more material over the coming months and years of our exciting partnership with ACCA.

BPP partnerGarry Buick, Director of Professional Development  from BPP adds: Online delivery of CPD through BPP’s portal make this an accessible way for ACCA members to complete their annual CPD requirements. This is a tailored offering which I am sure will be a real benefit to the busy ACCA member anywhere in the world. e-Learning is a reliable and self-directed means of gaining the on-going skills, knowledge and competencies needed for the accounting professional.”

Each online CrossKnowledge course includes a range of learning resources to meet member’s needs:

  • CrossKnowledge Session – 30/45 minute e-learning module covering key concepts, practices and managerial behaviours, including videocasts from experts.
  • CrossKnowledge Essential – a written file for grasping the essentials of a technique or a management concept in just a few minutes
  • CrossKnowledge Action Tip – practical advice on how to put learning into practice and apply on the job.

Members who require more information and to book any of the course packs or individual courses, should visit the BPP online CPD centre and log in using their ACCA registration number and passcode.


For more information, please contact:

Helen Thompson, ACCA Newsroom

+44 (0)20 7059 5759

+44 (0)7725 498654