Ethics and Professional Skills Module Professional accountants need to demonstrate that they understand and can apply ethical and professional behaviour in real-world work situations. They must be capable of doing this in broader, more complex scenarios where integration of technical and professional skills is key. So in the Ethics and Professional Skills module you will meet a number of these real-world work scenarios to help you develop your ethical and professional skills. The module is made up of 7 units. At the end of each Unit 1-6, there will be a series of assessments to embed your learning. Unit 7 is a final assessment and you’ll get a dashboard of your performance in that unit and a transcript and certificate on successful completion of the assessment. Performance objectives Performance objectives allow you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and techniques in the workplace.
As part of the practical experience requirement (PER), you’ll need to achieve performance objectives. The performance objectives and exams are closely linked, This means that the knowledge you’ll develop through your studies are also relevant to the skills and techniques you’ll use in the workplace. Performance objectives are the benchmarks of effective performance. They describe the types of work activities you’ll be involved with as trainee accountants. They also outline the values and attitudes you should demonstrate. You’ll need to achieve nine performance objectives in total:
· All five Essential objectives, and
· Any four from 17 Technical objectives.
You’ll demonstrate your achievement of the performance objectives by performing activities in the workplace. You’ll then write a statement to provide examples of your experience which demonstrates to your practical experience supervisor that you have achieved the objectives.
For more information on the performance objectives, download the performance objectives booklet (PDF, 724KB).
To learn more about how Performance Objectives link to exams, download the exams to objectives factsheet (PDF, 22KB).
This HLA course is funded by the Department of the Economy therefore SWC tuition fees, fees for first sits of examinations and initial ACCA student registration fees are fully funded.
During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.