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Our qualifications are developed with you in mind. We balance rigorous compliance with regulatory requirements, responsive client support and flexible assessment delivery. Each Ofqual-regulated qualification is designed by KPA specialists to help candidates pursue their career goals.

Learn more about our qualifications, centres and candidate support below, or get in touch to get started.


Our quality-assured qualifications are carefully developed in line with Ofqual regulations to offer the knowledge and skills needed to advance your learners, organisation or career. Take a look at our qualifications to learn more.

  • Developed by subject matter experts with your learners in mind
  • Flexible exam delivery to support candidate choice
  • Regulated by Ofqual as qualifications you can trust
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KPA approved centres have the unique opportunity to offer their learners robust, reliable, Ofqual-regulated qualifications with support from our team of experts. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a KPA centre and how to apply for approval or find your local centre.

  • Offer vocationally related qualifications to upskill your learners
  • Straightforward application process with clear guidance on approval criteria
  • Responsive support from our specialists to optimise qualification delivery
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Candidate support

We are committed to supporting candidates. Whether you are self-studying, or enrolled with a KPA approved training centre, you will find information and guidance here to support you before, during and after your exam.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch. Our team is ready to help.

  • Pre-exam support: apply for access arrangements and reasonable adjustments
  • Post-exam support: apply for special considerations, a mark review, and order certificates
  • Assessment insights: learn about our digital test platform and how to arrange remote invigilation
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Our partners

We are proud to be a strategic partner with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) to offer candidates studying the KPA Level 6 Diploma in Professional Accountancy credit for prior learning (CPL) for the professional level modules of the ACA qualification.

KPA is proud to work with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) to endorse the KPA CIPP qualification Diploma in Pension Administration.

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“Working with our variety of partners in learning allows us to collaborate and innovate in many exciting ways. With Kaplan Professional Awards we have developed a modern and focussed route to qualification that should nurture students and set them on the path to developing essential professional skills, ready for their future careers.”

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“The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has worked with Kaplan Professional Awards to endorse 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 adds value to and kudos to the CIPP qualifications.”

About us

Kaplan Professional Awards (KPA) was created as an independent division of Kaplan UK to support employers and candidates in realising their potential. Our qualifications benefit from Kaplan’s extensive experience and employer connections, helping educators to deliver valued skills and knowledge.

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Latest updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates from KPA - whether you are teaching or learning, we’ll keep you fully informed about new qualifications, changes to policies and updated guidance.


Looking for a different qualification?

Visit Kaplan Assessments to discover how we could work with you to design, develop and deliver a bespoke award that meets the needs of your candidates.

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