As with all ACCA exams, tutors will need to have sound
technical knowledge as well as an exam-focused approach to
In addition, tutors will need to be able to explain the importance
of professional skills, how they are relevant to the new exam and
how students can demonstrate them in their answers.
These changes will be introduced from October 2017 with the
introduction of the Ethics and Professional Skills module. So there
is no immediate impact on the current ACCA Qualification.
Professional accountants need to demonstrate that they
understand and can apply ethical behaviour in real-world work
situations. And they must be capable of doing this in broader,
more complex scenarios where integration with technical and
professional skills is key. So in the Ethics and Professional Skills
module – the first of its kind – you will meet a number of these
real-world work scenarios to help you develop your professional
and ethical skills.
The new Ethics and Professional Skills module will also support
you to exam success at Strategic Professional level. To take
maximum advantage of the support provided by the module,
you should complete it before attempting any exams at Strategic