Kaplan Professional Awards (KPA)

Creating industry recognised and nationally accepted qualifications within the Accounting and Finance, and Business sectors for you. At KPA we specialise in developing qualifications and assessments to meet the unique individual requirements of your organisation.

At Kaplan Professional Awards (KPA) we combine our deep knowledge of industry requirements and the rigour of approval from Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to produce effective and valued qualifications from Level 6 to Level 3.


Well, for almost 60 years, generations of finance professionals have benefited from Kaplan UK courses and training, giving us unrivalled access to employer links. KPA was created as a wholly independent division to support employers in developing their employees.

This has ensured our qualification developments have constantly remained in tune and up to date with the needs of the finance and business sectors.

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The Chartered Institute of payroll professionals (CIPP)


Why CIPP works with Kaplan

"The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has worked with Kaplan Professional Awards to accredit our level three qualifications since 2011. We chose to work with Kaplan due to their longevity, experience and profile within the finance and accounting profession, which in turn adds value and kudos to the CIPPs qualifications."

Sue Smith
Associate Director of Professional Education (CIPP)


Employers – we can boost your strategic staff development

At KPA, we spend a great deal of time listening to industry bodies and employers in accounting, finance and business management. None of these sectors stand still. Each is subject to continuous legal, regulatory and economic changes.

We use their knowledge to ensure our qualifications remain current, relevant and applicable, vital if you’re to get a good return on your training investment. And if your staff believe the qualification syllabus benefits them, their productivity and commitment to you will also increase.

And we can go further, creating bespoke qualifications that directly meet the needs of your business and its employees, again all Ofqual accredited and so nationally recognised.

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Learners – what’s in it for you?

KPA exists to create qualifications that help you succeed in your chosen career, in accounting, finance or business management. They are designed not only to be totally industry relevant but also flexible and accessible, thanks to our partnerships with employers, industry specialists and training providers.

Taking a KPA qualification allows you to improve both your on-the-job skills and career prospects, safe in the knowledge that each award meets the national requirements of the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is Ofqual approved. As such, they provide a tried and tested alternative to studying for an accountancy qualification.

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What kind of qualification are you looking for?

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We develop qualifications in partnership with employers and other industry bodies.

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