Coronavirus updates

Last updated: 3rd February 2021

Ensuring the safety of our students and staff

Accessing online resources
Hard copy materials for our courses
Computer Based Exams

Qualification and course updates

AAT institute advice for Coronavirus
ACCA institute advice for Coronavirus
CIMA institute advice for Coronavirus
ACA (ICAEW) institute advice for Coronavirus

Who is best to contact for help and advice?

Students
Clients
Safeguarding and Mental Health

Accessing online resources

"What equipment do I need to access Kaplan online learning resources?"

MyKaplan is a fully responsive site which means it will optimise for any device whether that be a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Within MyKaplan we have three main types of learning that you may wish to access but which may have some limitations:

  • Our OnDemand and Flexible Online content has not been optimised for consumption on small devices but it will adapt to the size of your screen. You can zoom in where the content appears too small. Your learning experience will be better on a tablet compared to a smartphone.
  • Our Live Online ‘live’ sessions need to be viewed in the ‘Zoom meetings’ app which can be downloaded from Apple’s App store and Google’s Play store. For more information on system requirements please visit our FAQs launch.
  • Our ‘recorded’ Live Online delivery will work on all devices where they have MP4s. We have a small number of recorded sessions that are not MP4s and therefore not available on mobile devices.
  • For both live and recorded sessions we recommend using a minimum of an A5 sized screen so that you can properly view the tutors notes.

Online assessments, such as Knowledge Checks, are fully responsive and will work on any device. PDFs can also be viewed and can be made available offline in our associated app - Brightspace Pulse launch.

Hard copy materials for our courses

(Please also refer to the page for the qualification you are studying launch for more specifics.)

“How will I get access to my hard copy materials?”

If you choose to receive the hard copy material, Kaplan will ship this to you after receiving your enrolment. Our standard delivery times are:

  • Malaysia - 3 to 5 working days*
  • EU – 5 to 7 working days*
  • Rest of the World – 7 to 10 working days*

*Subject to availability.

Our couriers have notified us that delivery time frames may be slightly longer than normal.

Please note that due to varying interpretations of the post-Brexit EU/UK trading agreement, some EU countries are imposing import duty on the value of the goods received from the UK. It is payable by the end consumer via the delivery company and your delivery may be withheld until paid. This may vary from country to country and be up to a value of 20% of the value of the study material.

“What can I do if my hard copy materials have not yet arrived?”

Please contact our customer services team on the phone or via email.

Phone: +44 (0) 161 259 7400
Email: kaplanlearning@kaplan.com

In the meantime, all online versions of the study materials are available for students to access on MyKaplan. Do also remember that you can access your materials on an iPhone, iPad and android devices even when you are offline via the Brightspace Pulse launch.

Computer Based Exams

“Will exams go ahead as planned at my local exam centre?”

This will depend on your country of residence. We advise you to check on the institute websites for full details. Accountancy and Tax Institutes have either moved the exam window or found remote proctoring solutions which will enable students to sit exams safely from home.

AAT: https://www.aat.org.uk/about-aat/coronavirus-update launch

ACCA: https://www.accaglobal.com/ca/en/student/exam-entry-and-administration.html launch

CIMA: https://www.cimaglobal.com/Studying/Exams/ launch

ACA (ICAEW): https://www.icaew.com/for-current-aca-students/~/link.aspx?_id=26647AD327A7425285742B4491A81505&_z=z launch


Qualification and course updates

Below is the latest and most up to date information from the Institute, regarding exams and assessments.

AAT institute advice for Coronavirus

AAT are currently piloting remote invigilation for some assessments where appropriate. Please see the AAT website launch for more information.

You can also check current assessment sites launch in your area.

ACCA institute advice for Coronavirus

Foundations, Applied Knowledge and Law

Institute news

The ACCA has a remote invigilation solution which will allow students to sit Foundation, Applied Knowledge, and Law exams from home. Students will be able book the exam online, directly with the ACCA. Further details on how the remote exams will work, important pre exam information, and the process for enrolling for the exams can be found on the ACCA website launch.

Impact on courses

We are currently delivering our ACCA courses via Live Online, OnDemand and Distance Learning . These courses can be booked via the Kaplan Learning website.

Applied Skills (Excl Law) and Strategic Professional

Institute news

The March 2021 exams in some countries have been cancelled. However students are encouraged to sit March exams via remote invigilation launch from home.

If you have not already registered for your March exam but wish to do so you will be able to book the remote invigilation option from the 25th January 2021. The ACCA will be sending all students full instructions on how to do this in due course.

June 2021 exams are currently unaffected.

More information can be found for students in all countries on the ACCA website launch.

Impact on courses

We are currently delivering our ACCA courses via Live Online. These courses, as well as OnDemand and Distance Learning can be booked via the Kaplan Learning website.

CIMA institute advice for Coronavirus

CIMA continue to offer remote assessment alternatives, please see the remote exam section further down this page.

Remote exams

You can book your remote exam in the usual way through My CIMA launch. This applies to Certificate of Business Accounting and the Professional Qualification.

Before booking we recommend you test the equipment you plan to take your exams on with a system test launch. You must do a system test before your exams so please check this out as soon as you can, before you schedule.

The exam format will stay the same, but the presentation is very slightly different. Take a look at one of the new practice tests launch (please note: you will need to sign in or create an account and then you can select the free practice test).

CIMA has added more FAQs launch including technical specifications, room requirements, how to test your computer and more.

CIMA are using Pearson’s OnVUE system for the Objective Tests. For more information watch this short video launch (note: a proctor is the same as an invigilator).

ACA (ICAEW) institute advice for Coronavirus

ACA Certificate/CFAB

Institute news

From 22nd January until further notice the ICAEW will be offering Certificate Level exams via remote invigilation only. For more details the exam booking process please visit the ICAEW’s webpage launch.

From 22nd January the ICAEW is allowing candidates to take their own calculator into a Certificate Level or ICAEW CFAB exam as long as it is on the ICAEW’s approved list. Candidates will also be permitted to take in a wipeable booklet. More ICAEW guidance on these updates will be available soon.

Impact on courses

We will continue to deliver ACA Accounting and Assurance Certificate courses via Live Online. We also have flexible online options available for all Certificate subjects.

Please visit the ICAEW website launch for ongoing updates regarding the Certificate Level.

ACA Professional and Advanced

Institute news

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, ICAEW has made the decision to move the March Professional Level exams to remote invigilation only in some countries, please check the ICAEW website to see if this affects your location. This decision currently applies to the March Professional Level exams only and the ICAEW will continually review the situation for future exam sessions. The booking window for the March exams opens on 25 January at 10:00 via exams online.

Impact on courses

We will continue to deliver ACA Professional and Advanced level courses online. Please visit the Kaplan Learning ICAEW page for details on the study methods available.

Please visit the ICAEW website for ongoing updates regarding the Professional Level launch.

Please visit the ICAEW website for ongoing updates regarding the Advanced Level launch.


Who is best to contact for help and advice?

Students:

For accountancy and tax students, please be aware that we are experiencing high call volumes throughout this period. You can call us on 0161 259 7400 or email us at kaplanlearning@kaplan.com and an advisor will assist you as soon as possible.

If you would like some support with technical questions while you are studying don't forget about our Academic Support team. They are available 7 days a week via email and live chat through MyKaplan.

Clients:

Please reach out to your dedicated account manager.

Safeguarding and Mental Health

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact us via Safeguarding@kaplan.co.uk during working hours. It is a confidential email account.

Last updated: 3rd February 2021