ACCA Awards Pearson VUE Contract for Future Delivery of F5-F9 CBEs
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) feels pleased to announce the new partnership with Pearson VUE. Under this alliance, Pearson VUE will be providing services of Computer Based Exams throughout the skills level papers of ACCA i.e. F5 to F9.
The computer based exams of these papers will be held from 2016-end and the candidates will initially be given a choice between manual and computer based exams.
Pearson VUE has wide experience in conducting CBEs and so, for ACCA, is the best suited partner for delivering a robust and secure exam. Further, the agreement ensures ACCA’s known continued rigor by enabling it to customize the computer based exams. Also included in the CBEs (F5–F9) will be the extensive questions requiring the students to apply their knowledge and those questions will still be marked manually.
The chief executive of ACCA, Helen Brand stated that ACCA introduced CBEs for the first time in 1998 for its fundamental (F1-F3) papers and the current alliance with Pearson VUE ensures that ACCA qualification remains constantly relevant to existing business environment.
The MD at Pearson VUE, Bob Whelan expressed that the global digital ambitions of the ACCA will be realized through this new exciting alliance and assessments will imitate the real life experiences of current accountancy professionals.
Through the new F5-F9 assessments, the ACCA will be able to test the skills and knowledge of the students in such a way which is reflecting real life activities and scenarios more accurately. The approach of the ACCA towards the exam development and the continued attention on rigor makes ACCA the first choice of the employers around the globe.
Pearson VUE has been selected by the ACCA because it provides a comprehensive solution including tools of registration, platform scheduling, test development, exam centre management along with the reporting services. Also new exam development software is being provided by the Pearson VUE to the ACCA.
The computer based exams will be conducted quarterly and the students will also be provided with practice questions along with the feedback for the purpose of exam preparation.