Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body, with 320,000 students and members in 160 countries. ACCA has an extensive network of over 70 staffed offices and other centres around the world.

ACCA programmes are designed to suit the needs of accountants, finance-professionals and non-finance professionals with financial responsibility – at all stages of their careers. ACCA’s reputation is grounded in almost 100 years of providing accounting and financial qualifications. ACCA’s long traditions are complemented by modern thinking, backed by a predominantly young, dynamic membership.

Association of Business Executives (ABE), United Kingdom

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a market leader in the cost-effective provision of quality assured British management education leading to awards which are valued in their own right, but which are also recognised as an accepted route onto the later stages of a number of UK and overseas professional or university qualifications. ABE’s examination structure is flexible and allows students to complete the programme in a timescale most suitable to their own circumstances. There is no time limit in which to complete ABE qualifications.

Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH), United Kingdom

The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) is one of the UK’s leading professional membership and awarding body for qualifications in the fastest growing commercial sector worldwide.

Over the last 28 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers in the industry, globally. CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries, and now has accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualification. CTH provides a ladder of progression in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level, and CTH qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry onto their final year degree programmes and Masters top up programs. This route delivers well trained and qualified employees and leaders for the sector.


Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. Edexcel has built their reputation on providing quality education solutions by anticipating the education and training needs of business in the 21st century, making EDexcel the leading innovator in the field.

The company offers a variety of qualifications, including A levels (GCEs), GCSEs and the BTEC suite of vocational qualifications. It also offers work-based learning qualifications – including BTEC Apprenticeships and NVQs – via Pearson Work Based Learning. Edexcel operates internationally, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to students around the world every year.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK’s leading modern universities, with a history dating back to 1865. Oxford Brookes University is located in Oxford, England, and currently encompasses more than 16,000 students across its UK Campuses and international partners.

Students in the Maldives can take advantage of Oxford Brookes University’s partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which allows ACCA students to earn a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University with the submission of a research and analysis project work on completion of the ACCA Advanced Diploma.

University of Bedfordshire (UoB)

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern university located just outside London in the United Kingdom. The University offers a wide range of courses from Bachelors degree to PhD level across four schools. The university currently holds over 15,000 students across its UK campuses, alongside several international partners located around the world.

The university has a strong international outlook and prides itself on ensuring the content of all of its programmes are developed to provide students with relevant work-related skills and understanding. The University of Bedfordshire is overseen by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), ensuring the quality of courses meets UK and student expectations.